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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.


Judy Blume smiling sitting in a chair
Judy Blume, Alex Cohen
June 9, 2015
Tracy K. Smith
Tracy K. Smith, Lynell George
May 28, 2015
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Jane Hirshfield in a red swaeter and pearls
Jane Hirshfield, Louise Steinman
May 19, 2015
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry, Religion/Spirituality
Jennifer Clement
Jennifer Clement, Magdalena Edwards
May 14, 2015
Current Events, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Students: Sydney Barile, Justin Evans, Amanda Foushee, Melissa Gutierrez, Michael Mitchell, Nicole Olweean, Niela Orr, Sean Pessin, Julian Smith-Newman, and Paula Tang.
CalArts, Otis, UCI, UCR, USC
April 30, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry
Joseph E. Stiglitz smiling and wearing glasses
Joseph Stiglitz, Jim Newton
April 27, 2015
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics
Joseph Stiglitz in glasses and a blue shirt
Joseph Stiglitz, Jim Newton
April 27, 2015
Business/Tech, Current Events, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Ana Tijoux wearing a colorful scarf
Ana Tijoux, Jen Hofer
April 23, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Poetry
Sandy Tolan in a blue shirt
Sandy Tolan, Kelly McEvers
April 21, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Karima Bennoune
Karima Bennoune, Ani Zonneveld
April 2, 2015
Current Events, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Thomas McGuane
Thomas McGuane, David L.Ulin
March 31, 2015
altered photo of a large group of North Korean dancers
Adam Johnson, Blaine Harden
March 23, 2015
Current Events, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
photo of a sign that reads: Putins Puppets Out
Timothy Snyder, Masha Gessen, Justinian Jampol
March 10, 2015
Current Events, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
4 male dancers in shadow during a staged performance
Bill T. Jones, Kristy Edmunds
March 5, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir
Randall Kennedy
Eric Foner, Randall Kennedy
March 4, 2015
Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
cover of the book Believer
David Axelrod, Michel Martin
February 17, 2015
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
The Sculptor book cover
Scott McCloud, Elvis Mitchell
February 10, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Jill Leovy
Jill Leovy, Warren Olney
February 5, 2015
California/The West, Current Events, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Guantánamo Diary book cover
Larry Siems, Nancy Hollander, Erwin Chemerinsky
January 28, 2015
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Patton Oswalt
Patton Oswalt
January 23, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature
Jeff Chang
Jeff Chang, Justin Simien, Erin Aubry Kaplan
January 21, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Chang-rae Lee
Chang-rae Lee, Charles Yu
January 15, 2015
Scott Timberg
Scott Timberg, Barbara Bestor, John McCrea, Sasha Anawalt
January 13, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events
Carlos Santana in a hat
Carlos Santana, Cheech Marin
December 1, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality