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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.


Ishmael Beah
April 5, 2007
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Judge Thomas Buergenthal
April 21, 2009
Marisa Silver, Meghan O'Rourke
March 19, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Jane Hirshfield, Louise Steinman
May 19, 2015
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry, Religion/Spirituality
Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd, Arun Rath
March 25, 2014
Essay/Memoir, History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Wanda Coleman, Terrance Hayes, Douglas Kearney, Stephen Kessler, Ron Koertage, Laurel Ann Bogen, Charles Harper Webb, Michael Datcher, Suzanne Lummis, Sesshu Foster, Jack and Adelle Foley, Brendan Constantine, Cecilia Woloch, Robin Coste Lewis, Austin Straus
January 18, 2014
California/The West, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Dorothy Lamb Crawford
February 16, 2010
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, California/The West
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