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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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384 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 Zachary Carter about John Maynard Keynes.

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


  • Added: Jul 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Rebecca Mead, Rosemarie Bodenheimer, and Susan Choi about George Eliot's Middlemarch.

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


  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Dr. Aaron Kesselheim and Dr. Jason Karlawish about Alzheimer's disease.

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


  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Joshua Cohen, Sayed Kashua, and Bernard Avishai about fiction, politics, and the end of the Netanyahu era.

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


  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with astronomer Avi Loeb about the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence.

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Yo-Yo Ma about the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Nicholson Baker, Alina Chan, Antonio Regalado, and Richard Ebright about the lab leak hypothesis.

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


  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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A conversation with Patrick Radden Keefe and Kathleen Frydl about the opioid crisis.

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


  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Michael Lewis and Marc Lipsitch about COVID and public health.

Bought by WUGA (part of GPB), WCNY, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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