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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.


Gayle Greene
March 9, 2009
Others, Science/Nature
Father Gregory Boyle, Luis J. Rodríguez
January 17, 2012
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Barton Gellman
September 23, 2008
Current Events
Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott, Cynthia Heimel
April 13, 1997
Nuala O'Faolain
February 5, 1999
Armistead Maupin
December 13, 2005
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
William Cleveland
June 30, 2008
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio
Chuck Rosenthal, Alicia Partnoy, Ramón Garcia, Gail Wronsky, Gronk
March 22, 2011
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Janet Fitch, Dana Spiotta
June 28, 2012
California/The West, Fiction/Literature
Gail Collins
June 12, 2012
Business/Tech, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Alison Bechdel
May 10, 2012
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Richard Montoya
December 14, 2009
Arts & Entertainment, Others
Willie Brown
February 20, 2008
Baz Dreisinger, Scott Budnick
March 23, 2016
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Jeremy Denk, Jeffrey Kahane
May 10, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Science/Nature
Robert Sapolsky
Robert Sapolsky, Amy Parish
May 25, 2017
David Axelrod, Michel Martin
February 17, 2015
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Ben Ehrenreich, Amy Wilentz
June 29, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Bernard Cooper
Bernard Cooper, Charlotte Innes
June 1, 1997
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature