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Tune in to Recently Returned, our podcast on books and reading. You can stream Recently Returned via Apple Podcasts, Google PodcastsListen Notes, Spotify, Youtube, and most common podcast platforms.

Find a full list of episodes below, with book lists and transcripts ready to download.

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Featured episode: Arthur

Arthur joins us for this episode of the summer series He loves stories, culture and food, and shares favourite recipe books. Arthur’s recommendations will bring a Summer of memorable and delicious shared meals and memories.

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Summer Series 2022

Recently returned is back for another summer of reading recommendations.

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Lisa

Lisa, an avid and passionate reader, shares her most challenging read this year and takes us down memory lane with a favourite title. Join us for a wonderful Summer Reading recommendation and a very bad reading habit. 

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Declan

In this episode of the summer series, we’re joined by Declan, who has a darker summer reading recommendation for anyone who needs a bit of a respite from the holiday cheer.

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Emily

Ever read a book on a long train journey that become a perennial favourite? In this episode, find out what book captured Emily’s heart as only books can. Books can be annoying sometimes and there is one that truly infuriated this keen reader. Join us for a wonderful Summer Reading recommendation and another bad reading habit. 

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Sandra

In this episode of the summer series we’re joined by children’s librarian Sandra who shares a cheeky secret reading habit with host Kirsty. Her recommendation for you is out of this world!

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Aidan

In this episode of the summer series Aidan takes us on a journey of discovery and wonder as he shares tales from favourite and challenging graphic novels. He recommends an engaging but unexpected crime story to engross us over summer.  

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Anita

In this first episode of the summer series, podcast regular Anita spills the truth about her to-be-read pile and shares her refreshing summer reading recommendation. Listen to find out why a change is as good as a holiday.

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Season Three

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Season 3, Episode 4: Best of 2021!

In this jam-packed episode of Recently Returned, librarians Kirsty and Johneen reveal their favourite reads from 2021. You’ll also hear from other librarians about their picks, and what Wyndham City Libraries members borrowed most in 2021!

Listen now to find out if one of your favourites made the list.

Season 3, Episode 3: Young Adult Takeover

Our youth librarians have taken over the podcast!

In this episode, hear some great Young Adult book recommendations ranging from contemporary fiction to conspiracy and dark fantasy. You can check out the library Instagram page @librariesinwyndham for #YABookOfTheWeek posts all year round.

Recently Returned S03E03 Transcript

Recently Returned S03E03 Booklist
 

Season 3, Episode 2: Graphic Novels

In this episode librarians Kirsty, Margaret, and Troy recommend some graphic novels filled with adventure, emotion and beautiful artwork.

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Recently Returned S03E02 Booklist
 

Season 3, Episode 1: Memoir & Biography 2.0

In this episode of the Recently Returned Podcast, librarians Kirsty, Emily, and Paulina discuss books which range from epic historical biographies to small, intimate portraits of life.

Recently Returned S03E01 Transcript

Recently Returned S03E01 Booklist

Season Two: Summer Series

S02E01 Summer Series: Anita

S02E02 Summer Series: Gary

S02E03 Summer Series: Jenny

S02E04 Summer Series: Paulina

S02E05 Summer Series: Emily

S02E06 Summer Series: Viv

S02E07 Summer Series: Eva

S02E08 Summer Series: Elizabeth

S02E09 Summer Series: Fariha

S02E10 Summer Series: Kirsty

Season One

S01E01: Pilot - Live with the Librarians - Autumn 2019

 

S01E02: Horror Literature

 

S01E03: Live with the Librarians - Summer 2019

 

S01E04: Midsumma - LGBTQIA+ Literature

 

S01E05: Isolation Edition

 

S01E06: In Conversation with Marcus Riley

 

S01E07: Romance Books

 

S01E08: Biography and Memoir

 

S01E09: Science Fiction

 

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