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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.


Mark Salzman
March 22, 2012
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Bernard Cooper, Joyce Farmer, Lynell George, Marisela Norte, Michael Tolkin
March 15, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, Essay/Memoir, California/The West
Edgar Arceneaux, Douglas Kearney
March 13, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment
Timothy Snyder
March 6, 2012
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Philip Levine
February 23, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Poetry, Essay/Memoir
Lawrence Weschler
February 21, 2012
Fiction/Literature, California/The West
Percival Everett, Steve Erickson
February 16, 2012
Dr. Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan
February 13, 2012
Jodi Kantor
February 8, 2012
Pico Iyer
January 31, 2012
Héctor Tobar
January 26, 2012
Norman Lebrecht, Deborah Borda
January 23, 2012
Arts & Entertainment
Father Gregory Boyle, Luis J. Rodríguez
January 17, 2012
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Peter Golub, Philip Littell
December 6, 2011
Arts & Entertainment
Luis Alberto Urrea
December 1, 2011
History/Bio, Essay/Memoir
Miranda July
November 29, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Joan Didion
November 16, 2011
Fiction/Literature, Essay/Memoir, California/The West
Jonathan Lethem, Pamela Jackson, Laura Leslie, Isa Dick Hackett
November 14, 2011
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Dorit Cypis, Krzysztof Czyzewski, Josh Kun, Dr. Ofelia Zepeda, Marcos Ramírez ERRE
November 8, 2011
Social Sci/Politics