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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.


C. Nicole Mason
C. Nicole Mason, Karon Jolna
January 24, 2017
Current Events, Essay/Memoir
Eric Stover
Alexa Koenig, Victor Peskin, Eric Stover
January 17, 2017
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Tisa Bryant, Lynnée Denise, Ernest Hardy, Greg Tate
December 9, 2016
Arts & Entertainment
David France
David France, Dr. Mark H. Katz, Tony Valenzuela
December 1, 2016
History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon, David L. Ulin
November 30, 2016
Tim Wu
Tim Wu, Madeleine Brand
November 14, 2016
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit, Christopher Hawthorne
November 10, 2016
Essay/Memoir, History/Bio
T.C. Boyle
T.C. Boyle, Michael Silverblatt
November 1, 2016
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