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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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Jun 18, 2019

Mr. Neutron's panegyric to the varieties of current Pacific Northwest Punk.

Jun 11, 2019

The Lone Reader holds forth on David Buerge's magisterial take on the life and significance of Chief Seattle.

Music: Wind Quintet op. 43, by Carl Nielsen, performed by James Galway and the Carion Quintet.

Jun 4, 2019

Alan gives The Treatment to Kathryn Bigelow's riveting depiction of Detroit's 12th Street Riot of 1967.

May 21, 2019

Mr. Neutron pontificates on the profusion of fine surf bands in the Pacific Northwest

May 14, 2019

The Lone Reader talks about Dr. Coll Thrush's book Native Seattle, which credits native peoples' contributions to early Seattle. The book's second edition was published in 2017.

 

Music is "Klincek stojo pod oblokom," by Tomo Sombolac.

May 7, 2019

Alan Jacobson's Treatment of Bill and Turner Ross's 2012 film Tchoupitoulas, an immersive documentary about three teenaged brothers rambling on New Orleans' Tchoupitoulas Street at night. It's an impressionist travelogue, a hybrid of dream and documentary, a rite of passage.

Apr 16, 2019

...it's not your electropop or your indie pop or your synth pop. Today is about...Power Pop.

Apr 9, 2019

The Lone Reader previews this Harvard Law professor's take on the two-edged constitutional tool called "impeachment."

 

Music: The Firebird Suite, by Igor Stravinsky

Apr 9, 2019

The Lone Reader previews this Harvard Law professor's take on the two-edged constitutional tool called "impeachment."

 

Music: The Firebird Suite, by Igor Stravinsky

Apr 2, 2019

Alan gives the Treatment to the newest, and one of the more inclusive and absorbing works of Wenders, the once-towering figure of the New German Cinema of the 70's, which included such monumental works as Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, The End of Violence, and Paris, Texas.

Mar 19, 2019

Mr. Neutron spotlights the soundtrack for the 2017 film Baby Driver, and marvels at its melding of audio and visual.

Mar 12, 2019

The Lone Reader looks at Thi Bui's haunting graphic memoir of the Vietnam War and its enduring scars.

 

Music: Petits planets: Hanoi Funeral

Mar 5, 2019

Alan treats Edgar Wright's sublimely slap-happy stylish blockbuster Baby Driver, whose plot is propelled by machine-gun editing, tough as nails genre writing & performances, brooding noir cinematography, and the best use of a pop music soundtrack you’ll find anywhere. 

Feb 19, 2019

Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library (WA). Focus is on music of the Ram Rams, Choke the Pope, and Kulululu.

Feb 5, 2019

Writer/director Paul Schraeder directs an echo of the 1976 film Taxi Driver, which Schraeder wrote. First Reformed follows a troubled loner and priest of a small, dying church congregation as he grapples with dark visions and a troubled past.

Jan 22, 2019

The Lone Reader homes in on naturalist Sy Montgomery's paen to the giant pacific octopus, Soul of an Octopus.

 

Music: Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No. 6 in F Major "Pastoral," Skidmore College Orchestra.

 
Jan 17, 2019

The story of Laika, the Moscow mongrel turned cosmonaut, who was the first creature to orbit the earth. 

 

Music: Symphony No. 5 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Jan 17, 2019

Laura Faley of Hidden Meadow Ranch in Mt. Vernon, WA talks about what it takes to successfully raise chickens within within cities and suburbs in the state of Washington.

Introduction by Kara Fox

Music: Symphony No. 6, by Ludwig van Beethoven, Skidmore College Orchestra.

Jan 15, 2019

Spotlighting the swing music in Everett Public Library's music collection.

Ron Averill is Mr. Neutron

Jan 8, 2019

The Lone Reader takes aim at Robert E. Ficken's Washington Territory:  the farce and fury, fields and forests, mud and mania as wild Washington passes the veil into statehood.

 

Music: "Missouri Waltz"

Jan 1, 2019

Alan gives "the treament" to 2018's documentary sensation Three Identical Strangers, wherein three identical boys separated at birth, unaware of each other's existence, coincidentally reunite in college.

Dec 18, 2018

Ron ruminates about his favorite 2018 PNW albums.

Dec 11, 2018

An audio review of Montana Women Homesteaders, edited by Sarah Carter, which tells the tragic story of the women that homesteaded alone in the desert conditions of early twentieth century Eastern Montana.

Dec 4, 2018

Alan cracks open Everett Public Library's Kanopy streaming video service, by focusing on "Ex Libris," Frederick Wiseman's brilliant documentary about one of America's great cultural treasures: The New York Public Library.

Nov 20, 2018

Mr. Neutron spotlights Birch Pereira, a laid-back, yet frenetic Seattle artist who, along with his band The Gin Joints, somehow spans the chasm separating Perry Como, Johnny Horton, Fats Waller, and Artie Shaw.

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