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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.


Justice Stephen Breyer
September 15, 2010
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Father Gregory Boyle, Leslie Schwartz, Hector Verdugo, Agustin Lizama
July 23, 2008
Others, Essay/Memoir
Mark Murphy, David Sefton
April 16, 2009
Arts & Entertainment, Others
Author Mary Karr
Mary Karr, David L. Ulin
September 24, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry, Religion/Spirituality
Maureen Dowd
Maureen Dowd, Adam Nagourney
September 22, 2016
Current Events
Maxine Hong Kingston, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Maxine Hong Kingston, Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 24, 2016
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Melissa Faye Greene
May 31, 2011
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Chris Abani, Beau Beausoleil, Laila Lalami, Suzanne Lummis, Majid Naficy, Marisela Norte, Sholeh Wolpe, Terry Wolverton, Saadoun Al-Bayati Ensemble
November 19, 2007
Michael Connelly, Miles Corwin
December 5, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Michael Cunningham, Aimee Bender
December 2, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Michael Pollan, Barry Glassner
May 10, 2006
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, Science/Nature
Jenny Watts, Christopher Hawthorne, D.J. Waldie
January 17, 2013
California/The West, Science/Nature
Leymah Roberta Gbowee
October 3, 2011
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Eduardo Galeano
June 11, 2009
D. Graham Burnett, Amy Parish
October 3, 2013
History/Bio, Science/Nature
Author Mona Eltahawy
Mona Eltahawy, Kelly McEvers
October 8, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Charles Bowden
April 21, 2010
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Lady Antonia Fraser
November 8, 2010
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Essay/Memoir
Deanne Stillman
June 24, 2008
History/Bio, Current Events
Mona Simpson
September 21, 2010