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ALOUD Videos and Podcasts


Numerous Asian-Pacific American authors, thinkers and entertainers have visited the Mark Taper Auditorium to participate in the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series. The list below has curated the best of those conversations.

Viet Thanh Nguyen

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen: Viet on Narrative Scarcity | Video Clip

Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Maxine Hong Kingston: I Love a Broad Margin to My Life | Podcast

Ocean Vuong

  • Ocean Vuong: Night Sky with Exit Wounds | Podcast

Roy Choi

  • Roy Choi: Taking the Kitchen to the Street: Experiments in Flavor and Form | Video

Hanya Yanagihara

  • Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life | Video

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and Yiyun Li

  • Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and Yiyun Li: The Short Story and the Art of Not Knowing | Podcast

  • Maxine Hong Kinston and Viet Thanh Nguyen: Two Writers Reflect on War and Peace | Video
  • Maxine Hong Kingston: Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book | Podcast
  • Francis Fukuyama: The Origins of Political Order | Video
  • Eddie Huang and Constance Woo | Video
  • Anchee Min: City of Refuge: The Exiled Writer in Los Angeles | Podcast (panel discussion)
  • Anchee Min: Pearl of China: A Novel | Podcast
  • Eric Liu: A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream | Podcast
  • Mohsin Hamid: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel | Podcast
  • Tani Ikeda: The Feminine Mystique: Where Are We 50 Years Later? | Podcast (panel discussion)
  • Pankaj Mishra: Journey Through the Ruins of Empire| Podcast
  • Eboo Patel: Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America | Podcast
  • Chef Judy Han: Flavor Forward: A Taste of Downtown LA | Podcast (panel discussion)
  • Pico Iyer: The Man Within My Head | Podcast
  • Eugene Moy: No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station | Podcast (panel discussion)
  • Naomi Hirahara: LA Crime Writers: We Murder So You Don’t Have To | Podcast (Panel discussion)

Eddie Huang and Constance Woo

Eddie Huang and Constance Woo. Photo credit: Gary Leonard