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New podcasts uploaded — 23 of them

Twenty-three new podcasts uploaded!  They are available for free via iTunes.  Enjoy. New podcasts feature Amy Tan, Patton Oswalt, Walter Isaacson, Robert Kirkman, David Frum, Jenifer Lewis, Marc Maron, Denis Leary, Dan Rather, Tim Ferriss, Chris Matthews, Russell Brand and more…. When Live Talks Los Angeles was launched in 2010, we made a commitment to make available an archive of all our events. We started with videos, and over 200 videos are available in our video channel on Vimeo. You can also see our videos on YouTube and also on Facebook.   Latest additions include: * Amy Tan in conversation with Charmaine Craig * Patton Oswalt in conversation with Clarissa Cruz * Robert Continue reading…

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Conversation….Community…. and a Nosh! 

Border Grill Food Truck will be onsite for two upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles events:  David Mamet, Feb 26, and Patton Oswalt, Mar 5! You’ve asked for it—an inexpensive bite before a great conversation.  Starting February 26th and at select LiveTalks Los Angeles events this spring we are making arrangements to have food trucks available before and after events. The BORDER GRILL food truck will be on site to serve up some of their fresh, famous modern Mexican cuisine at two upcoming events:  Feb 26 for our David Mamet event at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica and March 5 at our Continue reading…

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Al Franken in the news. See him at Live Talks LA, July 8 with Chelsea Handler

We’re excited to be hosting Senator Al Franken in conversation with Chelsea Handler on July 8th at the Alex Theatre. More info on the event is here. Here’a a round up of media his new book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, has garnered. — “Al Franken Has Been Sitting on Jokes for a Decade. Now He’s Ready to Tell Them.” New York Times, May 29 — “Sen. Al Franken Embraces ‘The Funny’ Again In New Book,” All Things Considered NPR, May 30 — “Al Franken on humor in a politically “grim” time.” CBS Sunday Morning, May 29 — “Stuart Smalley Is Continue reading…

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Q and A with Charmaine Craig, author of Miss Burma

  What drew you to write this story?  I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t both intrigued and frightened by the myth of my mother and her native country, by their secrets and contradictions. My mother was generally quiet about the subject of her past in Burma, but I knew from my American father that she had been a beauty queen and famous actress, and that she had become a warrior when her first husband, of the same ethnic minority group, was slain. How could someone so modest—someone who called herself a pacifist, who professed to care mostly about Continue reading…

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Parking info for Andy Cohen event at Barnum Hall, Santa Monica

We expect a big audience for our event with Andy Cohen in conversation with RuPaul, so plan on arriving early.  You can begin checking in at 6:45pm. Doors to the theatre open at 7:15pm and we start at 8pm. Parking is available in the lot and structure listed below.  According to the City of Santa Monica website, parking rates are as follows: First 30 minutes…Free Next Hour…$1.00 Each additional 30 minutes: $1.50 — Civic Center Parking Lot at the corner of 4th Street and Pico Blvd.  Access to the parking lot is via Main Street or 4th Street — Civic Center Parking Garage, at corner Continue reading…

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It’s Halloween, Come in costume to our event with Shep Gordon and Alice Cooper

Our Shep Gordon/Alice Cooper event is on Halloween, October 31.  Those attending are encouraged to come in costume to the talk at the Bootleg Theatre and we will have a prize for the best costume. First place: a package that includes 10 tickets to a Live Talks LA event of your choice, and if the event involves a book, 10 copies of the signed book by featured author. You can bring 9 friends to one event, or spread the tickets over 10 events.    We will also have 10 honorable mentions, each honorable mention getting a signed book from a prior Continue reading…

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