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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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Now displaying: 2019
Oct 15, 2019

From punk to country, from old-timey, to sugar-coated power pop, Mr. Neutron scales the best of 2019.

Oct 8, 2019

Jonathan White's description of and homage to the mysterious phenomena we call tides.

 

Music: Francesco Iannuzzelli, "Tarantellamodale"

Oct 1, 2019

Alan reviews this gorgeously-rendered 2017 Todd Haynes film, which received a three-minute-long standing ovation when it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Oct 1, 2019

A new Everett Public Library (WA) audio podcast brings to life the early history of Everett Public Library, in which a small group of determined Everett women parlayed political muscle and donated books into an enduring civic institution. The podcast is part of the City’s observance of the 125th anniversary of the library’s birth.

21 min.

Voice actors: Abigail Cooley, Van Ramsey, Mindy Van Wingen, Ron Averill, Lisa Labovitch, Andrea Wallis, Carol Ellison, Eileen Schnarr, Alan Jacobson, Joyce Peter, Laura McCarty, Cameron Johnson.

Script: Cameron Johnson

Audio editing: Cameron Johnson

Excerpts:

1Clark, Norman H. Mill Town. Seattle: University of Washington Press, c1970.

2Everett News, July 5, 1894

3 Croly, Mrs. J.C. The History of the Woman’s Club Movement in America, New York: Henry G. Allen & Co., c1898

4 Dilgard, David. “Origins of the Everett Public Library” [unpublished]

5Book Club Member Frances King Sears, 1921 letter [unpublished]

6 “Woman’s Book Club,” composed by WBC Historian Nellie R. Hake. Published in A History of Woman’s Book Club, November 12, 1962. Foremothers’ Luncheon, Elks Home—Everett, WA [Unpublished]

7From: “The Magic City,” date unknown, author unknown. [Unpublished]

8Spriesterbach, Cora. History of Everett Woman’s Book Club: 1894-1940 [Unpublished]

9Everett Public Library Historical Sketch, 1894-1954 [Unpublished]

10Herald editorial November 1, 1894

11 Spriesterbach, Cora. History of Everett Woman’s Book Club: 1894-1940 [Unpublished]

12Origins of the Everett Public Library—date unknown [Unpublished]

13Everett—Thumbnail History. HistoryLink.org

14Origins of the Everett Public Library [Unpublished]

15Herald April 27, 1901

16 “The Origins of Everett Public Library.” [Unpublished]

 

17Everett News, July 5, 1925

 

18 Everett Herald January 20, 1903

19Spriesterbach, Cora. History of Everett Woman’s Book Club: 1894-1940 [Unpublished]

20Application for National Register status [Unpublished]

21 Everett Herald April 7, 1906

22Dilgard, David. EPL Evergreen Branch [Unpublished]

 

Music:

Bach, Johan Sebastian. Cello Suite No. 1 in G. John Michel.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. “Choral Fantasia, op. 80”, Washtenaw Community Orchestra Chorus, Michigan, 20 December 2009.

Barnacled, Cloud Pump.

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Killian, Joy and Richard Beserra, Exotic Music from Enchanted Lands.”

Pianodamper. Schubert, Franz, “Piano Sonata #13.” STE-043-cut-reverb. Internet archive.

 

Sound effects from freesound.org:

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Sep 17, 2019

Mr. Neutron is beguiled by the many flavors of Pacific Northwest pop music, as it infectiously invades his brain and heart with a mishmash of resplendent gravity and joy.

Sep 10, 2019

The Lone Reader takes aim at Henry Ford's incredible and futile effort to farm rubber trees and bring Midwestern small-town life to the Amazon jungle. A story of technological hubris and cultural arrogance, it's "Fordlandia," by Greg Grandin.

 

Music: "Tango," by Mischa Elman, Josef Bonime, I. Albeniz, Elman

Sep 3, 2019

A sweet love story set in 1970s Harlem. "Beale Street" features a hypnotically poetic environment, gorgeous cinematography, haunting music, exacting screenplay and incredible performances.

 

Alan Jacobson supplies "The Treatment".

Aug 20, 2019

Mr. Neutron searches his record closet for twang and bonyfidy country western stars from the Pacific Northwest.

 

Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library (WA)

Aug 13, 2019

Frank Herbert's "Dune": Interstellar intrigue! Psychedelic mind trips, swordplay, and a righteous triumph! It's time to re-read the most enduringly popular science fiction book in history.

 

Music: "Music for String Instruments, Percussion, and Celesta." Bela Bartok. Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Harold Byrns, conductor. Recorded 1949.

Aug 6, 2019

Alan gives "the treatment" to Hiromasa Yonebyashi's anime masterwork, a worthy successor to such masterpieces as "Princess Mononoke," and "Spirited Away."

Jul 22, 2019

Jug band, hokum, whatever you call it, the Pacific Northwest has it.

Jul 9, 2019

Cameron Johnson is the Lone Reader. Kranz's book is the inside story of the geek squad that made the space program possible: Mission Control.

 

Music: "Beats," by Crooked Vision.

Jul 2, 2019

Alan pays homage to a film that "transcends the superhero genre to emerge as an epic of operatic proportions."

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

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