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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: Category: The Lone Reader
Oct 8, 2019

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

 

Music: Francesco Iannuzzelli, "Tarantellamodale"

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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"

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.

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.

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.

Sep 11, 2018

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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

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 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

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