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Annotated

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Rank #168 in Books category

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An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.

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An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.

iTunes Ratings

455 Ratings
Average Ratings
428
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6
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3

Fantastic

By Featherskyfalls - Feb 15 2019
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I really love this podcast. The stories are enjoyable to listen to and I like the hosts.

Excellent series

By Vhender1 - Dec 04 2018
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Wide variety of bookies topics - love this one!!

iTunes Ratings

455 Ratings
Average Ratings
428
17
6
1
3

Fantastic

By Featherskyfalls - Feb 15 2019
Read more
I really love this podcast. The stories are enjoyable to listen to and I like the hosts.

Excellent series

By Vhender1 - Dec 04 2018
Read more
Wide variety of bookies topics - love this one!!
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Annotated

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #168 in Books category

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An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.

Rank #1: 2: #2: How Did Independent Bookstores Avoid Going Extinct?

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In this episode, we look at the remarkable turnaround in independent bookstores in the U.S. After thousands closed from 1995 to 2008, over the last decade more bookstores are setting up shop...and staying open. How did it happen? And will it continue? This episode is sponsored by: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Less by Andrew Sean Greer You can keep up with Annotated between episodes with photos, facts, and trivia on Instagram (@annotatedfm) and Twitter (@annotatedfm). This episode was written and produced by Jeff O’Neal and directed by Jeremy Desmon. Sound editing and design by Kyle O’Neal. Special production assistance from Sharifah Williams, Blair Anderson and Rita Meade.  Our thanks to Josh Christie of Print: A Bookstore in Portland, Maine, Oren Teicher of the American Booksellers Association, Prof Ryan Rafaelli of Harvard’s Business School and Noelle Santos of The Lit Bar, coming soon to The Bronx.


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Jul 13 2017
19 mins
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Rank #2: 3: #3: The World's Most Glamorous Librarian

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In this episode: the life of Belle da Costa Greene, the most glamorous and influential librarian in early 20th Century America, who kept a life-long secret that would have ended her career.  This episode is sponsored by: Careers for Women by Joanna Scott Blame by Jeff Abbott You can keep up with Annotated between episodes with photos, facts, and trivia on Instagram (@annotatedfm) and Twitter (@annotatedfm). Special thanks to: Andrea Mays, author of The Millonaire & The Bard Heidi Ardizzone, author of An Illuminated Life This episode was written and produced by Jeff O’Neal and directed by Jeremy Desmon. Sound editing and design by Kyle O’Neal. Special production assistance by Rita Meade. ___________________________ You can subscribe to Annotated in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice.


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Jul 27 2017
23 mins
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Rank #3: 5: #5: The 17-Year-Old Who Invented Science Fiction

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In this episode, the story of how a 17-year-old named Mary Godwin came to write Frankenstein and in doing so write the first great work of science fiction.  This episode is sponsored by: Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

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Aug 24 2017
20 mins
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Rank #4: 6: #6: Love, Punctuation, and the Oxford Comma

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In this episode, an investigation of the Oxford comma that starts, improbably, with a love story. This episode is sponsored by: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt 


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Sep 14 2017
22 mins
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Rank #5: 4: #4: The United States V. One Book Called "Ulysses"

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 In this episode, the story of how an unlikely cast of characters brought James Joyce's Ulysses to America, got it legalized, and changed how we understand what literature can do. This episode is sponsored by: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie The Lost Woman by Sara Blaedel You can keep up with Annotated between episodes with photos, facts, and trivia on Instagram (@annotatedfm) and Twitter (@annotatedfm). This episode was written and directed by Jeremy Desmon and produced by Jeff O'Neal. Sound editing and design by Kyle O'Neal. Special production assistance from Rita Meade and Blair Anderson.  Enormous thanks to Kevin Birmingham author of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses. and Maya Lang, author of The 16th of June.  You can subscribe to Annotated in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. 

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Aug 10 2017
20 mins
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Rank #7: 13: #13: La Cote Basque, 1965

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In 1975, Truman Capote published a short story in Esquire magazine that led a New York socialite to commit suicide and the fallout effectively ended Capote's literary career. This is the story of the story, "La Cote Basque 1965."


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This episode is sponsored by:

Penguin Random House Audio

Gun Love by Jennifer Clement and read by Imani Parks


Further Reading:

The Ten Restaurants that Changed America by Paul Freedman

Tru Life by Danny Heitman

Truman Capote by George Plimpton

Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke

Jun 12 2018
20 mins
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Rank #8: 9: #9: How to Hack the New York Times Bestseller List

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Last summer, an unknown book came out of nowhere to debut at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for Young Adult books. Its short time at the top exposed some flaws in bestseller lists and provoked questions about why we care so much about bestsellers.

This episode is sponsored by:

TryAudiobooks.com

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer


Further reading:

Constance Grady on the bestseller list landscape

Lila Shapiro's profile of Lani Sarem

Lila Shapiro's profile of Justina Ireland


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Apr 16 2018
25 mins
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Rank #9: 14: #14: Used

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Last month, a large used book collection and distribution company suddenly went out of business, leaving a hole in the local used book ecosystem. In this episode, we follow that story into the modern world of used book-selling.

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This episode is sponsored by:

Warlight written by Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient and read by British actor Steve West

Do This For Me written and read by Eliza Kennedy

Jul 17 2018
28 mins
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Rank #10: 21: #20: The Very Model of A Modern Major Bookstore

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Independent bookstores are doing well. Amazon is now the most valuable company in the world. But what of Barnes & Noble and the big chain bookstore? In this episode, how Barnes & Noble became a dominant force, why its not now, and what the future of the big bookstore could be.

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This episode is sponsored by:

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

The One You Fight For by Roni Loren


Links discussed in this show:

Jesse's Indigo Powerpoint

Jan 08 2019
22 mins
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Rank #11: 10: #10: The Original Gone Girl

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The story of the strange 11-day disappearance of Agatha Christie: what did happen, what didn't happen, and what might have happened.


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TryAudiobooks.com

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer


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Apr 30 2018
20 mins
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Rank #12: 19: #18: Edna Ferber

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In this episode, we profile the most famous American writer you probably never heard of--Edna Ferber.


This episode is sponsored by:

Penguin Random House Audio

Penguin Random House Audio's Holiday Guide


Books mentioned in this episode:

So Big by Edna Ferber

Ferber and Her Circle by Julie Gilbert

Mood Indigo by Ed Ifkovic


Other links:

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Book Riot's All the Books Podcast

Dec 06 2018
28 mins
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Rank #13: 8: #8: The Dictionary War

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In this episode, the story of Merriam-Webster's Third Edition, and fight about language it caused.


This episode is sponsored by:

TryAudiobooks

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon



If you have a moment, rating and/or review Annotated on Apple Podcasts is the best way to help get the word out about the show. If you have questions or comments about the show, email us at annotated@bookriot.com.


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Apr 02 2018
24 mins
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Rank #14: 15: #15: Touch of Genius

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The story of how Louis Braille brought reading to the blind.

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This episode is sponsored by:

TBR

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith

The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan

Links discussed in this episode:

The National Braille Press

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Sep 02 2018
22 mins
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Rank #15: 11: #11: The Nobel Crisis

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In a shocking development, the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature will not be awarded. In this episode, we explore what happened, how it happened, and what might happen still.


This episode is sponsored by:

Penguin Random House Audio

Educated written by Tara Westover and read by Julia Whelan



Further Reading:

The Nobel Prize in Literature: Where Do We Go From Here? by Erika Kern

The Nobel Prize by Burton Feldman



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May 15 2018
21 mins
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