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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.


Temple Grandin
May 22, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Zak Smith, Frank M. Hansen, Sharon Rudahl, Russ Kick, Milton Knight
May 21, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
David Shook, Barbara Epler, Ben Ehrenreich, Mónica Maristain, Héctor Tobar
May 16, 2013
Nadifa Mohamed, Ross Raisin, John Freeman
April 23, 2013
Frans de Waal, Amy Parish
April 17, 2013
Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Cheryl Strayed, Judith Lewis Mernit
April 10, 2013
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature
Caroline Kennedy, Eloise Klein Healy
April 9, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Aleksandar Hemon, Louise Steinman
April 4, 2013
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Alexandra Katona-Carroll, Jay Ruskey, Angel Orozco, Peter Giuliano
March 21, 2013
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Marisa Silver, Meghan O'Rourke
March 19, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Mohsin Hamid, David Treuer
March 14, 2013
Bernie Krause
March 12, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Science/Nature, Technology
Nathan Englander, David L. Ulin
March 5, 2013
Gavin Newsom, Patt Morrison
February 26, 2013
California/The West, Current Events, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Hanna Rosin, Kathy Spillar, Tani Ikeda, Carol Downer, Amy Parish, Betty Friedan
February 21, 2013
Current Events, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Dr. Robert Peter Gale, Eric Lax
February 11, 2013
Current Events, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
George Saunders, Bernard Cooper, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
February 6, 2013
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Diego Luna, Mandalit del Barco
January 29, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Biography, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Nick Flynn, Elvis Mitchell
January 24, 2013
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Jenny Watts, Christopher Hawthorne, D.J. Waldie
January 17, 2013
California/The West, Science/Nature
Amy Wilentz
January 15, 2013
Jeff Bridges, Bernie Glassman
January 10, 2013
Anne Lamott
December 10, 2012
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality
Natasha Trethewey
November 29, 2012