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An American conversation with global attitude — on the arts, humanities, and global affairs — with your host, Christopher Lydon.

Consider adding us to your weekly schedule; we post regular broadcast hours for public radio Friday afternoons.

For shorter stand-alone radio stories and podcasts: check out our series "Open Source Shorts."

Full-length conversations are also available via podcast or at radioopensource.org

Ask us to make your station a custom promo! Contact us at info@radioopensource.org.

Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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349 Pieces

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

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5 Pieces

“Reading Chekhov” is the name of this game – a podcast experiment with, by all accounts, the greatest short-story writer of them all, the medical doctor who was also the “Cherry Orchard” playwright, Anton Chekhov.


Pieces

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Conversations with Tressie McMillan Cottom, David Blight, and Stephen Van Evera about the storming of the Capitol and the Georgia election.

Bought by KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., WYAP, KICI Iowa City, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with historian Walter Johnson about racial capitalism and St. Louis, MO.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, KSFR, KALW, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Yo-Yo Ma about the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Greta Gerwig about Little Women, along with a visit to Louisa May Alcott's home with Jan Turnquist and a conversation with Mari...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Dec 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley about the jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KSFR, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Conversations with Derrick Rossi, Matthew Meselson, Nahid Bhadelia, and Fred Ledley about mRNA and COVID vaccines.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KSFR, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We're speaking with Stephen Wertheim about 80 years of America's policing the world—and where the imperial itch might go post-Trump.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md. and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1492? 1619? 1776? We’re talking with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Philip Deloria, and Peter Linebaugh about American origin stories.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md. and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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An hour discussion with a master film-maker, whose latest institutional study examines Boston's local government

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KSFR, KALW, KMXT and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A roundtable on the 2020 U.S. election with several Open Source All Stars

Bought by KSFR, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8