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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.


Geoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer, Jonathan Lethem
May 17, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Science/Nature
George Packer, Mike Shuster
November 8, 2005
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Geraldine Brooks, Carla Kaplan
February 22, 2006
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Jill Leovy, Warren Olney
February 5, 2015
California/The West, Current Events, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Slavoj Zizek
April 24, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Christopher Hitchens
June 4, 2007
History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality, Others
Roz Chast
Roz Chast
October 24, 2017
Arts & Entertainment
Nadifa Mohamed, Ross Raisin, John Freeman
April 23, 2013
Nicole Krauss
November 2, 2010
Daniel Biederman, Kathleen Bullard, Lewis MacAdams, Barry Sanders, Doug Suisman
March 11, 2009
Current Events
Larry Siems, Nancy Hollander, Erwin Chemerinsky
January 28, 2015
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Jane Hirshfield, Víctor Terán, David Shook
January 23, 2018
John Adams
May 14, 2009
Arts & Entertainment, Others
William Powers, David L. Ulin
July 15, 2010
Fiction/Literature, Business/Tech
Hanya Yanagihara
Hanya Yanagihara, Matthew Specktor
February 23, 2016
Arts & Entertainment
Helen Macdonald
Helen Macdonald, Louise Steinman
April 4, 2016
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Science/Nature
Anne Lamott
December 10, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality
Eric Stover
Alexa Koenig, Victor Peskin, Eric Stover
January 17, 2017
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics