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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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Now displaying: 2018
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.

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