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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
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

Dec 12, 2017

The unimaginable story of legendary Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Northwest regional trauma center and medical facility of last resort.

Music: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, by Ludwig van Beethoven. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK

Nov 14, 2017

Elisabeth Rosenthal diagnoses the sickness at the heart of the U.S. health care system.

Music: Piano Concerto No. 20, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Courtesy of Internet Archive.

 

Sep 12, 2017

A tragicomic look at the most unfunny place in the world.

Music: North Korean national anthem.

Aug 8, 2017

Two stories here: One of a two-fisted, crack sea captain that bridged the days of sail and steam; and Two, the story of how his lost manuscript was recovered from obscurity.

Jul 12, 2017

Cameron Johnson is the Lone Reader.

Music: "Feeling Dark Behind the Mask," by 700P3D

Jun 6, 2017

Retired Colonel and military historian Andrew Bacevich chronicles American military missteps on the Middle East since 1979.

Music: "Rage and Regrets", by Rude Corps.

May 9, 2017

Wherein an immunotoxicologist reframes humanity to include our microbiotic collaborators.

Music: "Black Rainbow" by Pitx.

Apr 11, 2017

Celebrated biologist E.O. Wilson ruminates upon the fragility of human existence.

Mar 14, 2017

Okihiro portrays Hawaill as a mighty cultural engine affecting the mainland U.S., and possibly as a model for the future.

Music: "St. Louis Blues," by Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio, courtesy of Internet Archive.

Feb 14, 2017

Cameron Johnson is the Lone Reader, of Everett Public Library in Everett, WA.

Music: Klincek stojo pod oblokom, by Tomo Sombolac

Dec 13, 2016

Yunte Huang's biography of the real-life Charlie Chan, aka Chang Apana, , a wiry, bullwhip-wielding ex-cowboy, the scourge of criminals in Honolulu's Chinatown.

Nov 8, 2016

A detailed history of the eruptions of Vesuvius.

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