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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.


Gary Shteyngart
May 12, 2011
Jamaica Kincaid
April 26, 2011
Francis Fukuyama, Jared Diamond
April 21, 2011
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Jacques D'Amboise
April 20, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Joyce Carol Oates
April 14, 2011
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Rebecca Skloot
April 12, 2011
Fiction/Literature, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Marjorie Garber, David L. Ulin
April 6, 2011
Jane Hirshfield, Sean M. Carroll
April 5, 2011
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Science/Nature
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
March 29, 2011
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Chuck Rosenthal, Alicia Partnoy, Ramón Garcia, Gail Wronsky, Gronk
March 22, 2011
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Colin Thubron
March 17, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature
Shepard Fairey
March 7, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Joan Schenkar, Kathleen Chalfant
March 1, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Carlos Fuentes
February 24, 2011
Dambisa Moyo
February 22, 2011
Business/Tech, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Yiyun Li
February 16, 2011
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Erwin Chemerinsky, John Eastman
February 8, 2011
Social Sci/Politics
Joyce Appleby, Peter Barnes
February 3, 2011
Business/Tech, Social Sci/Politics
Maxine Hong Kingston
January 25, 2011
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Essay/Memoir
V.S. Ramachandran
January 20, 2011
Tom Rachman
January 18, 2011
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
January 12, 2011
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics