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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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Nov 13, 2018

The Lone Reader examines Paul Taylor's The Next America, which lays bare the ineluctable calculus of near-future retirements funded by a shrinking workforce.

Nov 6, 2018

Alan explores the eponymously named "Contemporary Color," referring to a ballet-like artistic elaboration of the flag-bearing marchers that perform at half-time shows of sporting events. The film focuses on a competition held in New York at the instigation of David Byrne, the multi-level genius that fronted for Talking Heads.

Oct 18, 2018

Mr. Neutron's audio tribute to Tacoma band Girl Trouble, who weaves a magical web of lava lamps, black light posters, and shag carpeting.

Oct 9, 2018

The Lone Reader draws a bead on Mary Shelley's classic monster novel, seen by many as the first science fiction work.

Music: "Under the Porcelain," by Good Noise Bad Noise vs Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel.

Oct 9, 2018

Alan kicks off the library's Frankenfest celebration by reviewing James Whale's dual masterpieces, 1931's Frankenstein and 1935's Bride of Frankenstein. Alan will lead discussions of the two films on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Main Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue. The showings begin at approximately 11:30am.

 

Music: "Kompat Project test recording," by Krisztina Zsolnai and Gabor Varadi; "Evoked Potentials, (signal-to-noise Ratio)" by Cage Cabarrett.

Sep 18, 2018

Mr. Neutron sketches sixty years of Pacific Northwest rock.

Sep 11, 2018

The Lone Reader, Cameron Johnson, ruminates upon iconic film editor Walter Murch's tidy tour-de-force about filmmaking.

Sep 4, 2018

Newtown is an unexploitative, honest, yet shocking saga of the massacre--and aftermath-- of Newtown, CT's 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, which took the lives of twenty children and six adults. 

Aug 21, 2018

Mr. Neutron samples The Funhouse Comp Thing 2, a raw, dirty-sounding, dangerous compilation of bands who played in Seattle's Funhouse, a punk bar that closed in 2012 to make way for an apartment building.

Aug 14, 2018

The Lone Reader looks at Susan Hitchcock's book about the 200-year cultural reverberations emanating from Mary Shelley's 1818 publication of her groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein.

Aug 7, 2018

Alan Jacobson evaluates Faces Places, a academy award-winning documentary about French New Wave director Agnes Varda and her graffiti-artist collaborator JR as they travel through rural France making and placing giant murals of ordinary people. 

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

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