HUSH – A Podcast From Your Library

Every three weeks in 2019, join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley, and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community.

  • What I Read episodes feature recommendations on a theme from an enthusiastic reader in our community.
  • Special ” 2Book Topeka Book Club” episodes will discuss books from the library’s community reading program. 

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog posts or send us an email at

HUSH Upcoming Episodes

  • Jan 8, 2019 – What I Read: Debbie Stanton shares her recommendations of illustrated memoirs and autobiographical graphic novels.

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Reading Challenges 2017-2018

View prize winners and reading lists.

Recent Episodes

HUSH Podcast #133 — What I Read: Graphic Memoirs

The 2019 season of the HUSH podcast launches with this episode featuring graphic memoir recommendations.

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HUSH Podcast #132 — Best Books of 2018

Listen to us dish on all the good, the bad and the newest books we absolutely loved in 2018.

HUSH Podcast #131 — 2Book Topeka: Maisie Dobbs

Listen as we discuss Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear and the WWI photographs on display in the gallery!

HUSH Podcast #130 — Books from Latin America

WU professor of Spanish Dr. Miguel Gonzalez-Abellas recommends literature from Latin America. Turn in your challenge by Dec 30.

HUSH Podcast #129: Author Interview with Charles Todd

Charles and Caroline Todd, the mother-and-son writing team of more than 30 mystery novels, talk about their work.

HUSH Podcast #128 — Books from Africa

We recommend books set in Africa for your Reading Around the World challenge. Turn in your challenge by Dec 30.