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

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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

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Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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338 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 David Shumway Jones and Nicholas Christakis about the coronavirus pandemic in election season.

Bought by KICI Iowa City, WYAP, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., and WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md.


  • Added: Oct 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with historian Fredrik Logevall about JFK.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KICI Iowa City, KALW, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett about community and individualism in the United States.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, KICI Iowa City, KMXT and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Conversations with Senator Ed Markey, David Wallace-Wells, Saikat Chakrabarti, Angel Nwadibia, Nick Rabb, Drake Hunt, Olivia Freiwald, and Saya Ame...

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


  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Tressie McMillan Cottom, Joseph O'Neill, Lewis Hyde, and Joshua Cohen about Donald Trump.

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


  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Dr. Jerry Avorn, Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Dana Brown, and Alexander Zaitchik about the race for a COVID-19 ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Alex Ross about the composer Richard Wagner.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KICI Iowa City, KALW, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with economist Mark Blyth about the pandemic and America's outlook.

Bought by WYAP, KSFR, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation about the author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, with his friend Lawrence Weschler.

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


  • Added: Sep 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Kurt Andersen about his new book, Evil Geniuses.

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


  • Added: Aug 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8