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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.


Erika Ayon, David Eadington, Dina Hardy, Georgia Jones-Davis, Russell Salamon, MIke Sonksen
June 30, 2010
Lory Bedikian, Cassandra Love, Sherman Pearl, Anthony Seidman, Mehnaz Turner, A. Razor
July 7, 2011
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Mia Carli, Paul Lieber, Angela Peñaredondo, Verónica Reyes, Rolland Vasin
July 24, 2012
Thomas Levenson
May 25, 2010
History/Bio, Science/Nature
Ocean Vuong, Viet Thanh Nguyen
March 13, 2017
Debra Gerod, Jenna Hornstock, Eugene Moy, Marlyn Musicant, Kevin Roderick
May 29, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Laurel Braitman, Kathryn Bowers, Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Sanden Totten
July 10, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Others, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Eleanor Coppola
May 8, 2008
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Phillip Lopate
June 4, 2009
Biography, Essay/Memoir
Geneva Overholser, Susan Stamberg
January 11, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Maritza Sanchez
Víctor Cata, Zackary Drucker, Maritza Sanchez
November 14, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Chang-rae Lee, Charles Yu
January 15, 2015
September 16, 2011
Tracy K. Smith, Lynell George
May 28, 2015
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Richard Powers, Michael Silverblatt
January 28, 2014
Fiction/Literature, Science/Nature
Tobias Wolff
April 28, 2008
Fiction/Literature, Essay/Memoir
Panther Alier, Craig Walzer, Rana Lintotawela
December 11, 2008
Current Events
Joy Horowitz
July 24, 2007
Fiction/Literature, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Anchee Min
April 7, 2010
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Marnie Goodfriend, Jian Huang, Wendy Labinger, Natalie Lima, Chelsea Sutton
July 7, 2016
Fiction/Literature, Poetry