Open Source with Christopher Lydon

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

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

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317 Pieces

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A conversation with Shamiran Mako, Neta Crawford, Tulsi Gabbard, Linda Bilmes, and Rosella Cappella Zielinski about war's many costs.

Bought by KBBI, KICI, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Stephen Walt, John Mearsheimer, Stephen Van Evera, and Valentine Moghadam.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI, KALW and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Talking about jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges with Con Chapman, Byron Rushing, and Robin Kelley.

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


  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Shoshana Zuboff, Bianca Wylie, and Jaron Lanier talk about surveillance capitalism.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KWIT, WMUU-LP, KMXT, KICI and more


  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with David Runciman and Libby Watson about lessons from the UK election.

Bought by KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI, WMUU-LP, KALW and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Noah Feldman, Andrew Bacevich, and David Bromwich about impeachment.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Peter Linebaugh, and Philip Deloria about national origin stories.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with musician Esperanza Spalding.

Bought by KWIT, KMXT, WMUU-LP, KICI, and KALW


  • Added: Nov 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Geremie Barmé, Wilfred Chan, and Frances Hui about the protests in Hong Kong.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KICI and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Talking about billionaires in films and on television, with Ty Burr and Erin Schwartz.

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Jack Goldsmith about Jimmy Hoffa.

Bought by KMXT, KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A Halloween conversation about H.P. Lovecraft, with Joyce Carol Oates, Paul La Farge, Matt Ruff, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Matthew Stoller about monopoly capitalism.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, KICI, KALW, KMXT and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Remembering Harold Bloom, with Peter Cole, David Bromwich, Jennifer Lewin, and Rosanna Warren.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, KICI, and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation about the author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, with his friend, Lawrence Weschler.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, KICI and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about the impeachment process with Governor Bill Weld, Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, Matt Taibbi, and Timothy Snyder.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KICI and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A visit to the biotech hub, Kendall Square, and conversations with Robin Scheffler and Joanna Radin.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KMXT, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An examination of techno-fundamentalism at MIT, with Siva Vaidhyanathan, Susan Silbey, Seth Mnookin, and Sally Haslanger.

Bought by WLPR, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Evgeny Morozov about the dangers of techno-capitalism, at MIT and beyond.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KICI, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with political economist Mark Blyth.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, WLPR, and KICI


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5