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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."

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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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425 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 Daniel Immerwahr, Nina Tannenwald, and Alex Wellerstein about forgotten nuclear threats.

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


  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Daniel Immerwahr, Nina Tannenwald, and Alex Wellerstein about forgotten nuclear threats.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation with Trita Parsi, Hussein Banai, and John Ghazvinian about the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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A conversation with Trita Parsi, Hussein Banai, and John Ghazvinian about the Iran nuclear deal.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, KNCT FM, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KSFR and more


  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Scott Reynolds Nelson about Russian empire and Ukrainian grain.

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Apr 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation with Scott Reynolds Nelson about Russian empire and Ukrainian grain.

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


  • Added: Apr 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Marc Weitzmann, María José Urzúa Valverde, Pico Iyer, and Tariq Ali about global reactions to the war in Ukraine.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Conversations with Pico Iyer, Marc Weitzmann, Tariq Ali, and María José Urzúa Valverde about the global reaction to the war in Ukraine.

Bought by KMXT, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, WLPR , KNCT FM and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with international relations scholar Stephen Walt about the war in Ukraine.

Bought by KUNM and WHCP-LP Cambridge


  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with international relations scholar Stephen Walt about the war in Ukraine.

Bought by KMXT, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, WLPR , KNCT FM and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8