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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338 Pieces

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

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with jazz DJ Tom Reney about his life in music.

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


  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A celebration of Herman Melville's 200th birthday, and a consideration of Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," with Jenny Odell, Nikil Saval, Jay ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KICI Iowa City, KALW, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area) and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Ty Burr, A.S. Hamrah, and Thomas Doherty about Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and a conversation with Karin...

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


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about Marianne Williamson with Angie Thurston, Beth Blum, and Dan McKanan.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with author Lewis Hyde about the usefulness of forgetting.

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


  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Talking about George Eliot's Middlemarch with Rebecca Mead, Susan Choi, and Rosemarie Bodenheimer.

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


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with the novelist Joshua Cohen about casino culture, following a visit to the new Encore casino in Everett, Massachusetts.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Music and conversation with composer Matt Aucoin.

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A visit to Portland, Maine, to talk about recent arrival of asylum-seekers, and a conversation with Catherine Besteman, Nancy Kelly, and John Wills...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KSFR, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary with Reed Hundt, Randall Kennedy, Matt Stoller, and Mike Gravel.

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with George Packer and Fredrik Logevall about Richard Holbrooke and American "action intellectuals."

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about the 1980s in China, on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Gary Bailey, Larry Kessler, Sue Katz, Michael Bronski, Stephanie Burt, and Maura Healey about the LGBTQ movement, looking back ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WWNO, WXPN, WAER Syracuse, NY and more


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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A conversation with Pico Iyer about finding stillness and contemplation in Japan.

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


  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Discussing Iran and U.S. foreign policy with Paul Pillar, Huss Banai, Adil Najam, Derek Davison, and Matt Duss.

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


  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Historian David Blight on his new biography of Frederick Douglass.

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


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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A conversation with Richard Powers, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, and Ned Friedman about trees.

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8