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.


people in wheel chairs at a protest
Jasmine E. Harris, Ruth Colker, Michele Bratcher Goodwin
March 1, 2021
Current Events, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Rosa Brooks
Rosa Brooks, Christy Lopez
February 18, 2021
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
We're Better Tahn This book cover
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, James Dale
February 9, 2021
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Paola Ramos
Paola Ramos, Fidel Martinez
February 3, 2021
Others, Social Sci/Politics
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song book cover
Amanda Gorman, Kris Bowers, Robin Coste Lewis, Safiya Sinclair, Kevin Young
January 28, 2021
André Gregory in a cap and sweater at the beach
André Gregory, Wallace Shawn
December 6, 2020
Arts & Entertainment, Biography, Essay/Memoir
clothing label that reads: CASHMERE Made in England, 100% Cashmere
Lea Remba, Luis Remba, Shaye Remba, Jessica Strand
November 19, 2020
Arts & Entertainment
Just Us book cover
Claudia Rankine, Terrance Hayes, Dawn Lundy Martin
November 15, 2020
Essay/Memoir, Poetry, Social Sci/Politics
Debora Spar
Debora Spar, Michele Bratcher Goodwin
October 14, 2020
Social Sci/Politics, Technology
solder looking at a man drawing a peace sign on a poster
Yamiche Alcindor, Sewell Chan, Brooke Gladstone, Hector Amaya
September 9, 2020
Current Events
The System by Robert Reich
Robert Reich, William J. Barber II
September 3, 2020
Social Sci/Politics
D.J. Waldie
D.J. Waldie, Carolina A. Miranda, David Kipen
August 20, 2020
California/The West, History/Bio
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Achuta Kadambi
July 30, 2020
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Willow Bay
February 26, 2020
Social Sci/Politics
Gish Jen
Gish Jen, Viet Thanh Nguyen
February 19, 2020
Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Lisa Lucas
February 12, 2020
Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch, Alex Caputo-Pearl
February 9, 2020
Social Sci/Politics
Carl Zimmer
Carl Zimmer, Sean Carroll
February 6, 2020
Color headshot of Andrea Bernstein
Andrea Bernstein, Kristen Muller
January 30, 2020
Current Events, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Color photo of Dr. Achuta Kadambi
Achuta Kadambi, Nellie Bowles
November 21, 2019
Science/Nature, Technology
Black and white headshot of author Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ryan Coogler
October 17, 2019
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Headshot of Dr. April Pyle
April Pyle, Karen Kaplan
October 10, 2019
Science/Nature, Technology
Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan, Lera Boroditsky
May 14, 2019
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas
May 6, 2019
Social Sci/Politics
Rachel Cusk
Rachel Cusk, Ann Friedman
April 9, 2019