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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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Miguel Syjuco
May 5, 2010
Jonah Lehrer
April 3, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Science/Nature
Michael Pollan
February 11, 2008
Jonathan Lethem, Daniel Mendelsohn
November 8, 2012
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
David Eagleman
May 15, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Daniel Brummel, Jessica Catron, Laura Steenberge, Ezra Buchla
December 15, 2010
Arts & Entertainment
Bill Boyarsky, Peter Jones
June 22, 2010
History/Bio, California/The West, Social Sci/Politics
Etgar Keret, Ben Ehrenreich
October 30, 2008
Erwin Chemerinsky, John Eastman
February 8, 2011
Social Sci/Politics
Miranda July
November 29, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
danah boyd, Henry Jenkins
July 29, 2014
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Jacques D'Amboise
April 20, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Jamaica Kincaid
April 26, 2011
Jane Smiley, Marianne Wiggins
September 22, 2005
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Clay Water Brick
Jessica Jackley, Larissa MacFarquhar
October 1, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Business/Tech, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Scotty McLennan
February 8, 2010
Joan Schenkar, Kathleen Chalfant
March 1, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Joan Arnold, Tom Curwen, Jim Paul, Gil Schwartz, Louise Steinman, Terry Wolverton
June 15, 2010
Fiction/Literature, Arts & Entertainment
John Sayles
May 19, 2011
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
John Updike
April 30, 1999
Pankaj Mishra
October 1, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Joyce Carol Oates
April 14, 2011
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Michael J. Sandel
September 24, 2009