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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.


Chip Jacobs, William J. Kelly, Tom Hayden, Martin Schlageter
June 9, 2009
Others, Current Events
Lionel Shriver
March 17, 2010
Rita Dove
November 9, 2009
Poetry, History/Bio
Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Christopher Merrill, Sholeh Wolpe, Sahba Motallebi
June 30, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Josh Kun, Quetzal
July 18, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West
Angélique Kidjo, Lorraine Ali
January 23, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Jessye Norman
May 15, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Bill T. Jones, Kristy Edmunds
March 5, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Reza Aslan, Aimee Bender, Howard Gordon, Heather Graham, Jamie Ray Newman, Sholeh Wolpe, Gideon Yago, Necar Zadegan, Hamid Saeidi
November 9, 2010
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Richard Montoya, Myriam Gurba, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Philip Littell, Héctor Tobar, Brenda Varda, Alie Ward
June 13, 2012
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, History/Bio
Stephen Mitchell
March 18, 2009
History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality
Father Gregory Boyle
May 13, 2010
Essay/Memoir, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Alice McDermott, Brighde Mullins
October 10, 2013
Helena María Viramontes, Manuel Muñoz
May 22, 2007
John Lahr, Armistead Maupin
October 7, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Richard Russo
June 2, 2010
Susan Jacoby
February 26, 2008
History/Bio, Current Events
Lorrie Moore, Brighde Mullins
April 9, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Walter Kirn, George McGovern, James Q. Wilson, Robert Vare
October 18, 2007
Social Sci/Politics
Wayne Koestenbaum
April 10, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio
Sarah Lyall
September 16, 2008
History/Bio, Essay/Memoir