Friday, October 6, 2017

New Podcast: Annotated

In a previous post, we listed 18 great podcasts for librarians. Today, we wanted to talk about a new one that has been rocking our world:

Book Riot's Annotated. It is an audio documentary podcast about books, reading and language. Season one was just completed with six episodes, each one researched and presented in a really engaging way with interviews and voice actors. My current favorite is titled: THE WORLD’S MOST GLAMOROUS LIBRARIAN. In the early 20th Century, millionaire J.P. Morgan was looking for a librarian to grow his personal collection. He hired Belle da Costa Greene, giving her millions of dollars to buy and sell for his art, books, and manuscripts. She was extremely successful and J.P. Morgan left her $50,000 (over 1 million in today's dollars) in his will. But what's most fascinating about her is the fact that she wasn't actually Belle da Costa at all...

You'll have to listen to the episode to learn more about her.

The other episodes vary in topic, from an in depth look at book stores and how they had changed to survive (even thrive) today to the beginning of science fiction, sparked by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Each episode is full of awesome information that every librarian should know.

We highly recommend you check out this new podcast! And if you like it, please leave a review on iTunes or Google Play. This season is actually an experiment due to all of the research required to produce each episode. If enough people subscribe and like it, they'll continue on to a season 2.

We here at 5minlib really hope they do!

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