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These podcasts are recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-wining 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.


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Dr. Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan
February 13, 2012
Gar Anthony Haywood, Naomi Hirahara, Mark Haskell Smith
July 14, 2011
Roy Choi, Evan Kleiman
November 13, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Laura Karpman, Janai Brugger, Victoria Kirsch, Taura Stinson, David Young
July 29, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff, Julie Robinson
September 30, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Minal Hajratwala
April 2, 2009
Biography, History/Bio, Essay/Memoir
Bernard Henri-Levy
September 25, 2008
Current Events
Harvey Pekar, Robbie Conal
June 8, 2006
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio
Marilynne Robinson, Michael Silverblatt
November 5, 2014
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality
Mary Karr
November 17, 2009
Christos H. Papadimitriou
October 7, 2009
Arts & Entertainment, Biography, Others
Glen Creason, D.J. Waldie
October 28, 2010
Fiction/Literature, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
George Kieffer, Robin M. Kramer, Geneva Overholser, Kevin Roderick, Joel Sappell, Brady Westwater, David Lauter
August 14, 2008
Current Events
Christopher Buckley
May 19, 2009
Nora Gallagher, Mark Salzman
November 27, 2007
Edward St. Aubyn, Michael Silverblatt
June 3, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Lynell George, Marisela Norte, Frosty
July 9, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Michelle Huneven, Mona Simpson, Christopher Bollas
June 18, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Richard Price
March 25, 2008
Margaret Atwood, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
October 2, 2013
Alan Mandell, Jeannette Seaver, Howard A. Rodman
June 11, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature