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Annotated

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Literature
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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

448 Ratings
Average Ratings
422
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5
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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

448 Ratings
Average Ratings
422
17
5
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 11 days ago

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

Rank #1: 28: The Dream of a Universal Language

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What if the whole world spoke the same language? How would it work? Who would be interested in speaking it? In this episode, the dream, the reality, and the hope that is Esperanto.


This episode is sponsored by:

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett


Relevant links:

Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language by Esther Schor

Alex Miller's Esperanto YouTube Channel

Aug 05 2019
21 mins
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Rank #2: 27: The Life-Changing Magic of Reading a Book

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Sometimes people refer to a book they really liked as "life-changing." But what if you read a book, and it really did change your life in a big way? In this episode, stories of people reading books and making a big change.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

Jul 01 2019
20 mins
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Rank #3: 1: #1: Is It 1984 Yet?

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In this inaugural episode, we consider the resurgence of interest in George Orwell's 1984, and the story of how 1984 came to be in the first place.  This episode is sponsored by: Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Annotated, go here.  Malka Older's debut novel is Infomocracy. Michael Shelden's biography of George Orwell is Orwell: The Authorized Biography. 


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Jun 29 2017
25 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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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