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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.


Bettye LaVette
October 10, 2012
Graham E. Fuller
September 28, 2010
Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Mary Gordon
October 5, 2006
Fiction/Literature, Biography, Essay/Memoir
Adam Hochschild
Adam Hochschild, Jon Wiener
April 14, 2016
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Mud Baron, Glen Dake, Robert Gottlieb, Paula Daniels
June 3, 2010
Science/Nature, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Alexi Pappas
Alexi Pappas, Sharon Ann Lee
September 8, 2016
Arts & Entertainment
Alison Gopnik
Alison Gopnik, Alex Cohen
January 26, 2017
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Dinaw Mengestu, Laila Lalami
March 27, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Filmmaker Lisa Brenneis, Monterey Market Owner Bill Fujimoto, Author Paul Roberts
June 9, 2008
Others, Science/Nature, Current Events
Dr. Michael A. Arbib, Dr. Lisa Bitel
November 10, 2008
Roy Blount Jr.
November 13, 2008
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Faith Adiele
June 6, 2013
Larry McMurtry
May 1, 2008
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Tom Brokaw
May 28, 2009
Current Events
Khizr Khan
Khizr Khan, Jeffrey Fleishman
December 7, 2017
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Marisela Norte, Maria Elena Gaitan
December 8, 2008
Poetry, Others
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
June 12, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Anjelica Huston, Colm Tóibín
December 9, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy
June 29, 2017