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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.


Chang-rae Lee, Charles Yu
January 15, 2015
Scott Timberg, Barbara Bestor, John McCrea, Sasha Anawalt
January 13, 2015
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events
Carlos Santana, Cheech Marin
December 1, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality
Reza Aslan, Jack Miles, Sharon Brous
November 20, 2014
History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality
Sarah Thornton, Allison Agsten
November 13, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Jill Lepore, Alex Cohen
November 12, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Rachel Kushner, Colm Tóibín
November 6, 2014
Marilynne Robinson, Michael Silverblatt
November 5, 2014
Fiction/Literature, Religion/Spirituality
David Finkel, Albert Rizzo, Tom Curwen
October 27, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Current Events, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Poetry, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Claudia Rankine, Robin Coste Lewis, Maggie Nelson
October 23, 2014
California/The West, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Poetry, Social Sci/Politics
Mike Shuster, Adam Michnik, Yasmine El Rashidi
October 21, 2014
Current Events, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Héctor Tobar, Jesse Katz
October 16, 2014
Business/Tech, Current Events, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Technology
Author John Lahr
John Lahr, Armistead Maupin
October 7, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Zachary Mason, Madeline Miller, Molly Pulda
October 2, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Poetry
Lourdes Grobet, Julianna Brannum, Yolanda Cruz
September 30, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, California/The West, Essay/Memoir, History/Bio, Religion/Spirituality, Social Sci/Politics
Charles M. Blow, Jesmyn Ward, Robin Coste Lewis
September 25, 2014
Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Malcolm Margolin, Kim Bancroft, Vincent Medina
September 17, 2014
California/The West, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Diane Ackerman, Amy Parish
September 15, 2014
Business/Tech, Science/Nature
James Ellroy, Walter Kirn
September 9, 2014
California/The West, Fiction/Literature, History/Bio
Eric Liu, Gregory Rodriguez
July 30, 2014
Essay/Memoir, History/Bio, Others
danah boyd, Henry Jenkins
July 29, 2014
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics, Technology
Francisco Goldman, Rubén Martínez
July 17, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature, Social Sci/Politics
Laurel Braitman, Kathryn Bowers, Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Sanden Totten
July 10, 2014
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature, Others, Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Letters to ONE: Gay and Lesbian Voices in the 1950s and 1960s
Zsa Zsa Gershick, Dalila Ali Rajah, Hunter Lee Hughes, Paul Jacek, Beverly Mickins, Craig M. Loftin
June 28, 2014
Essay/Memoir, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Geoff Dyer, Howard A. Rodman
June 26, 2014
Biography, Essay/Memoir, Fiction/Literature