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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.


Jonathan Kirsch, Louise Steinman
June 18, 2013
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Alan Mandell, Jeannette Seaver, Howard A. Rodman
June 11, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Faith Adiele
June 6, 2013
Anne Carson
May 30, 2013
Jim Holt, Sean Carroll
May 29, 2013
Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature
Pat Mitchell, Jody Williams, Eve Ensler
May 23, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Temple Grandin
May 22, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Zak Smith, Frank M. Hansen, Sharon Rudahl, Russ Kick, Milton Knight
May 21, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
David Shook, Barbara Epler, Ben Ehrenreich, Mónica Maristain, Héctor Tobar
May 16, 2013
Nadifa Mohamed, Ross Raisin, John Freeman
April 23, 2013
Frans de Waal, Amy Parish
April 17, 2013
Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Cheryl Strayed, Judith Lewis Mernit
April 10, 2013
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature
Caroline Kennedy, Eloise Klein Healy
April 9, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Aleksandar Hemon, Louise Steinman
April 4, 2013
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Alexandra Katona-Carroll, Jay Ruskey, Angel Orozco, Peter Giuliano
March 21, 2013
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Marisa Silver, Meghan O'Rourke
March 19, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Mohsin Hamid, David Treuer
March 14, 2013
Bernie Krause
March 12, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Science/Nature, Technology
Nathan Englander, David L. Ulin
March 5, 2013
Gavin Newsom, Patt Morrison
February 26, 2013
California/The West, Current Events, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Hanna Rosin, Kathy Spillar, Tani Ikeda, Carol Downer, Amy Parish, Betty Friedan
February 21, 2013
Current Events, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Dr. Robert Peter Gale, Eric Lax
February 11, 2013
Current Events, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
George Saunders, Bernard Cooper, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
February 6, 2013
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Diego Luna, Mandalit del Barco
January 29, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Biography, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Nick Flynn, Elvis Mitchell
January 24, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics