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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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Emil Draitser
February 3, 2010
Patton Oswalt
January 23, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Simon Winchester, Tom Lutz
November 10, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Current Events, Fiction/Literature
Jessica Catron, Daniel Brummel
July 20, 2010
Arts & Entertainment, Others
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
Author Stacy Schiff
Stacy Schiff, Jon Wiener
November 4, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality
Jessye Norman
May 15, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Bill T. Jones, Kristy Edmunds
March 5, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robin D.G. Kelley
October 26, 2015
Current Events, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
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