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Everett Public Library Podcasts

The Everett Public Library produces review podcasts of movies (The Treatment) , books (The Lone Reader), and music (Mr. Neutron's Record Closet.) We also produce historical podcast series, such as "Everett Voices" and "Smokestack Soundbites." All are produced under Creative Commons licenses with Attribution and Sharealike provisions.
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Jul 17, 2018

Mr. Neutron analyzes the psychedelic roadtrip, fuzz, reverb, and patchouli served up by Seattle's own Night Beats.

 

chord fragments: "Something's Missing," by Brett Edmonds. Courtesy of Internet Archive.

Jul 10, 2018

Cambridge historian Mary Beard takes a fresh look at the origin and decline of the Roman Empire.

 

Music: "The Lyre of Orpheus" by Jerald Franklin Archer.

Jul 3, 2018

Alan Jacobson plumbs Andrew Haigh's unsung, underseen 2015 masterpiece.

Jun 21, 2018

They're young, they're fresh, they're huge in Spain! Hear fuzz, psychedelia, hooks courtesy of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Yardbird guitar solos, and a trip to the garage circa 1966. 

Jun 12, 2018

Jim Loomis gives a soup to nuts guide to passenger train travel in North America.

 

Music: Railroad Blues, by the Yerkes Southern Five

Jun 5, 2018

A "youthquake" of a road movie: Homeless teens party, explore America, and sell magazines.

Additional music: "Beats," by Crooked Vision, courtesy of Internet Archive.

May 15, 2018

Mr. Neutron surveys the Country/Power Pop/Cuddle-Core output of our own Neko Case.

 

Mr. Neutron theme music by Ron Averill.

May 8, 2018

The 1980 eruption of Washington State's Mount St. Helens, through a human lens.

 

Music: Praludium, by Carl Nielsen. Sir James Galway, Carion Quintet, CC-BY-SA 2.0

May 1, 2018

Master director Sidney Lumet's 1970s New York City life drama, crime caper, and anti-establishment social statement, all rolled into one exhilarating package.

Apr 17, 2018

Mr. Neutron provides a snapshot of a truly dynamic era in Everett music.

Apr 10, 2018

Percy Wollaston's Homesteading tells the devastating story of Eastern Montana homesteaders of the early 20th century, most of whom lost everything in proving that dry-land farming techniques of the time did not work.

 

Music: "Pastures of Plenty," by Woody Guthrie. Public Domain. Courtesy of Internet Archive.

Apr 3, 2018

Alan Jacobson gives "The Treatment" to 2015's near-future apocalyptic film Into the Forest, with Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. A dark tale set in the dark woods.

Mar 20, 2018

Seattle-area instrumental music of the fifties and sixties is the focus of Mr. Neutron's latest foray.

Mar 13, 2018

The Lone Reader looks at Dayo Olopade's account of how Africans succeed despite oft-broken social, governmental, and economic systems.

Music: Public domain Kenyan tune

Feb 22, 2018

Mr. Neutron looks at the Mods latest, English Tapas, a strange, innovative work, a slightly warped version of music we've heard before.

Feb 15, 2018

Starring Claudette Colbert, who appeared in two other Oscar-nominated films in 1939. The script for Midnight was written by Billy Wilder, early in his career. He later wrote and/or directed such masterpieces as Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, and Some Like It Hot

Feb 13, 2018

Seattle free-lance writer Neiwert looks at the roots of the radical right and its effects on mainstream politics.

 

Music: "Mars", by Gustav Holst

US Air Force Band, public domain

Feb 6, 2018

Alan Jacobson treats Hitchcock's overlooked masterpiece Foreign Correspondent.

Jan 18, 2018

Sheriff Walt Longmire tracks a murderer whose weapon of choice is an archaic buffalo rifle.

Craig Johnson is 2018's "Everett Reads" author. Everett Reads is an annual celebration of authors, books, and reading.

 

Music: "Country Cookin'" by Fender Guitar Player.

Jan 16, 2018

Featuring Jason Webley and Oliver Elf Army.

 

Sound effect: 70043_juskiddink_sci-fi-2, from freesound.org

Image of Jason Webley performing in Gdynia, Poland, courtesy of Blueye, via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 9, 2018

A sourdough bread starter invades the sterile world of a San Francisco computer programmer and becomes a high-level asset coveted by thieves and parasites. A cutting-edge read.

Music is "Evoked Potentials," by Cage Cabarrett. Used under CC-BY-NC-SA license

Courtesy of Internet Archive

Jan 2, 2018

An obscure but skillful 1948 noir, directed by Budd Boetticher, more widely known for his compelling B-Westerns.

Dec 19, 2017

Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library, Washington.

Dec 12, 2017

The unimaginable story of legendary Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Northwest regional trauma center and medical facility of last resort.

Music: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK

Dec 5, 2017

The three Roberts (Ryan, Mitchum, and Young) star in a shadowy noir think piece about murder and bigotry. 

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