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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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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
Nicholson Baker
September 15, 2009
Denis Dutton
January 7, 2009
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, Science/Nature
Temple Grandin
May 22, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Héctor Tobar
January 26, 2012
Allan Adler, Lawrence Lessig, David Drummond, Fontayne Holmes, Jonathan Kirsch, Gary Wolf
June 12, 2006
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment, Business/Tech, Social Sci/Politics
Honor Moore
May 29, 2008
Religion/Spirituality, Essay/Memoir
Nzingha Clarke, David Goldsmith, Peter J. Harris, Philip Littell, Jason Luckett, Gail Wronsky
June 23, 2010
MK Asante, Jeff Chang
September 10, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Nam Le
September 16, 2009
Frans de Waal, Amy Parish
April 17, 2013
Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Aleksandar Hemon, Louise Steinman
April 4, 2013
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Robert Alter and Jonathan Kirsch
September 17, 2007
Wangari Maathai
April 21, 2009
Business/Tech, Current Events
Ian Buruma
October 21, 2008
John Burnham Schwartz
February 6, 2008
Paul Krugman
October 29, 2007
Business/Tech, Social Sci/Politics