Open Source

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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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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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472 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 John Kaag about a tradition of American folk intellectuals.

  • Added: Jul 04, 2024
  • Length: 35:50
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A conversation about Zionism with Shaul Magid, Mishy Harman, and Hussein Ibish.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Natalie Dykstra about Isabella Stewart Gardner.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jun 08, 2024
  • Length: 44:55
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation about drawing with Nicholson Baker.

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: May 26, 2024
  • Length: 46:16
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation with Zach Samalin and Sophia Azeb about the U.S. college campus movement in solidarity with Gaza.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: May 11, 2024
  • Length: 55:26
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Richard Slotkin about culture war in the U.S.

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


  • Added: Apr 26, 2024
  • Length: 42:50
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Lyndsey Stonebridge about Hannah Arendt.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Apr 14, 2024
  • Length: 47:48
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Stephanie Burt and M.J. Cunniff about teaching Taylor Swift at Harvard.

Bought by WLPR , WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KICI Iowa City, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 30, 2024
  • Length: 50:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Chris Bachelder and Jennifer Habel discuss Herman Melville and literary marriage.

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


  • Added: Mar 16, 2024
  • Length: 36:49
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with poets Christian Wiman and Danielle Chapman about despair.

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


  • Added: Mar 02, 2024
  • Length: 56:45
  • Purchases: 4