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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.


Author Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie, Héctor Tobar
September 10, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Author Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros, Reyna Grande
October 28, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Anne Germanacos, Dinah Lenney, Matias Viegener, Jim Krusoe
May 20, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortés, Jenna Elfman
April 19, 2012
Cycladic figure
Sharon Olds, Robin Coste Lewis
September 27, 2016
Shepard Fairey
March 7, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Diego Luna, Mandalit del Barco
January 29, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Biography, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
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