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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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388 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 Chris Hedges, Lawrence Bell, and Boris Franklin about writing and teaching in prison.

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, KSFR, WYAP, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Jonathan Franzen about his novel Crossroads.

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


  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Jan Swafford and Robert Levin about Mozart.

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


  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Colm Tóibín about the novelist Thomas Mann.

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Marianna Mazzucato about reframing government's role in the economy.

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Justin Beal about the architect of the World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki.

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


  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley about the jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

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


  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with William Dalrymple, Jonathan Neale, and Nancy Lindisfarne about war in Afghanistan.

Bought by WYAP, WLPR , WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with A.S. Hamrah, Karina Longworth, Thomas Doherty, and Ty Burr about Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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


  • Added: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Maggie Doherty, Anahid Nersessian, and Zachary Samalin about the politics of emotion and the work of the scholar Lauren Berlant.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KICI Iowa City, KMXT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8