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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

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Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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366 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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A conversation with Michael Lewis and Marc Lipsitch about COVID and public health.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KMXT, WYAP and more


  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Conversations with Abhinandan Sekhri, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Keshava Guha, and Vikram Patel about the COVID crisis in India.

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


  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Nubar Alexanian, Scout Tufankjian, and Christina Maranci about the Armenian diaspora.

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Louis Menand about American culture in the years after World II.

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Adam Tooze and Steven Pearlstein about Joe Biden's stimulus plan.

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about Philip Roth with his biographer, Blake Bailey.

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


  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Leslie Epstein and A.S. Hamrah about Casablanca.

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Noliwe Rooks, Jennifer Berkshire, and Linda Nathan about public education in a polarized, pandemic-stricken America.

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


  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Alex Ross about the composer Richard Wagner.

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


  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Walter Isaacson and Ben Hurlbut about the promise and perils of gene editing.

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8