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These podcasts are recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-winning ALOUD at Central Library speaker series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. ALOUD podcasts are updated on a weekly basis. Initial funding for ALOUD podcasts was made possible by Arent Fox LLP.


Khizr Khan
Khizr Khan, Jeffrey Fleishman
December 7, 2017
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
David Eagleman
David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt
December 5, 2017
James Forman, Jr.
James Forman, Jr., Robin D.G. Kelley
November 29, 2017
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Janet Fitch
Janet Fitch, Boris Dralyuk
November 16, 2017
Maritza Sanchez
Víctor Cata, Zackary Drucker, Maritza Sanchez
November 14, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Natalia Toledo
Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, Natalia Toledo
November 9, 2017
Caitlin Doughty
Caitlin Doughty, Carolyn Kellogg
November 1, 2017
Social Sci/Politics
Steven J. Ross
Steven J. Ross, Rob Eshman
October 26, 2017
California/The West, History/Bio
Roz Chast
Roz Chast
October 24, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Odilia Romero Hernández
Bob Holman, Vincent Medina, Odilia Romero Hernández, Leanne Hinton
October 21, 2017
California/The West
Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan, Marisa Silver
October 19, 2017
Stephen Greenblatt
Stephen Greenblatt, Jack Miles
October 5, 2017
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality
Chaz Bojórquez
Chaz Bojórquez, Dario Canul, Cosijoesa Cernas, Amanda de la Garza
September 19, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Richard Ali A Mutu
July 31, 2017
Ali Noorani
Ali Noorani
July 27, 2017
California/The West, Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Chiwan Choi
Chiwan Choi, Natalie J. Graham, Ashaki M. Jackson, and TK Lê
July 25, 2017
Maile Meloy
Maile Meloy, Marisa Silver
July 11, 2017
Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
June 29, 2017
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
June 12, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Tim Weiner
Tim Weiner
June 6, 2017
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Robert Sapolsky
Robert Sapolsky, Amy Parish
May 25, 2017
Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane, Attica Locke
May 23, 2017
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature