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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.


old photo of Union Station
Debra Gerod, Jenna Hornstock, Eugene Moy, Marlyn Musicant, Kevin Roderick
May 29, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
black and white fingers holding a yellow pencil
Anne Germanacos, Dinah Lenney, Matias Viegener, Jim Krusoe
May 20, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Jessye Norman
Jessye Norman
May 15, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead, Laurie Winer
May 13, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Jeremy Denk
Jeremy Denk, Jeffrey Kahane
May 10, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Science/Nature
Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin, Toi Derricotte, Percival Everett, Alice Quinn
April 24, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
college graduation ceremony with all in black cap and gowns
Nicole Adlman, KT Browne, Marie Horrigan, Blake Kimzey, Eugenie Montague, Angela Peñaredondo, Amanda Ruud, Rachel Schramm, Emerson Whitney, Victor Yates
April 17, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Walter Kirn
Walter Kirn, Richard Rayner
April 10, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Lorrie Moore
Lorrie Moore, Brighde Mullins
April 9, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Cesar Chavez speaking into a microphone
Miriam Pawel, Luis Valdez, Laura Pulido
April 1, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Biography, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Dinaw Mengestu
Dinaw Mengestu, Laila Lalami
March 27, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd
Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd, Arun Rath
March 25, 2014
Essay/Memoir, History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
George Packer
George Packer, Héctor Tobar
March 20, 2014
History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Rebecca Goldstein
Rebecca Goldstein, Alex Cohen
March 18, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Religion/Spirituality, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Hisham Aidi
Hisham Aidi, Safa Samiezade'-Yazd
March 13, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Masha Gessen
Masha Gessen, Suzi Weissman
March 12, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Jeff Koons and John Waters
Jeff Koons, John Waters
February 24, 2014
Arts & Entertainment
Walter Mosely
Walter Mosely, Attica Locke
February 20, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Edward Frenkel
Edward Frenkel, Chris Carter
February 13, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Science/Nature, Technology
Barry Miles
Barry Miles, David L. Ulin
February 3, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Armistead Maupin
Armistead Maupin, Chris Freeman
January 30, 2014
California/The West, Fiction/Literature
Richard Powers
Richard Powers, Michael Silverblatt
January 28, 2014
Fiction/Literature, Science/Nature
Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo, Lorraine Ali
January 23, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Jeanne Theoharis
Jeanne Theoharis, Ericka Huggins, Robin D.G. Kelley
January 21, 2014
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Wanda Coleman
Wanda Coleman, Terrance Hayes, Douglas Kearney, Stephen Kessler, Ron Koertage, Laurel Ann Bogen, Charles Harper Webb, Michael Datcher, Suzanne Lummis, Sesshu Foster, Jack and Adelle Foley, Brendan Constantine, Cecilia Woloch, Robin Coste Lewis, Austin Straus
January 18, 2014
California/The West, Fiction/Literature, Poetry