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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.


Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue, Ramona Ausubel
October 19, 2016
Ericka Huggins
Ericka Huggins, Phyllis Jackson, Norma Mtume, Melina Abdullah, Bryan Shih
October 13, 2016
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
James Gleick
James Gleick, Charles Yu
October 4, 2016
Science/Nature, Technology
Cycladic figure
Sharon Olds, Robin Coste Lewis
September 27, 2016
Maureen Dowd
Maureen Dowd, Adam Nagourney
September 22, 2016
Current Events
Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead, Joy Press, Phil LaMarr
September 16, 2016
Alexi Pappas
Alexi Pappas, Sharon Ann Lee
September 8, 2016
Arts & Entertainment
James Baldwin
Brian DeShazor, Nina Revoyr, Melvin L. Rogers
July 14, 2016
Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson
Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson
July 12, 2016
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Marnie Goodfriend, Jian Huang, Wendy Labinger, Natalie Lima, Chelsea Sutton
July 7, 2016
Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Ben Ehrenreich, Amy Wilentz
June 29, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash, Joe Henry
June 20, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, Poetry
Yaa Gyasi
Yaa Gyasi, Ayana A.H. Jamieson
June 9, 2016
Judith Freeman
Judith Freeman, Michelle Huneven
June 7, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Eddie Huang
Eddie Huang, Constance Wu
June 2, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Vivian Gornick, David L. Ulin
Vivian Gornick, David L. Ulin
May 26, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Essay/Memoir
Maxine Hong Kingston, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Maxine Hong Kingston, Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 24, 2016
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
William Finnegan
William Finnegan, David Rensin
May 19, 2016
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Geoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer, Jonathan Lethem
May 17, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Science/Nature
Kate Tempest
Kate Tempest, Neelanjana Banerjee
May 10, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Emily Ansara Baines, Bridget Chiao Clerkin, Emily Dorff, Alex Dupree, Howard Ho, Cecilia Latiolais, Niko Nelson, Benjamin S. Sneyd, Casey Taylor, Jacqueline Young
May 2, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera, Tom Lutz
April 20, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Poetry