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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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22 Pieces

Inspired by John Quincy Adams’s admonition that America “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy,” this limited-series collaboration with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft explores America’s role in the world across history in order to see a better way forward.

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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432 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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1492? 1619? 1776? With Nikole Hannah-Jones, Philip Deloria, and Peter Linebaugh, we're talking about American origin stories.

Bought by KMXT, KICI Iowa City, WLPR , WMUU-LP, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Trita Parsi, Roberto Unger, and Sarang Shidore about a new multipolar era.

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Sohrab Ahmari and Matthew Sitman about the New Right.

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with economic historian Adam Tooze.

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with James Carroll and Andrew Bacevich about the war in Ukraine and nuclear dangers.

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


  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Ed Markey, Jake Werner, Wen Liu, Shelley Rigger, and Lev Nachman about Taiwan and US-China relations.

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


  • Added: Oct 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Samuel Moyn and Mary Dudziak about endless war.

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


  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Robin Kelley, Helen Thompson, and Jackson Lears about the historians' perspective of what ails us.

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


  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Caroline Elkins about the British Empire.

Bought by KMUN, KMXT, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KICI Iowa City, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
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A Halloween-season conversation about H.P. Lovecraft, with Joyce Carol Oates, Paul La Farge, Matt Ruff, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KMUN, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17