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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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467 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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The Stuxnet virus, “the Stradivarius of malware,” has ushered in a whole new world.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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This hour, three scenes from a divided country: the oil patches of Louisiana, the Rustbelt of southwestern Michigan, and a steel town in Ohio.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Mark Blyth makes the case: the government still has a stimulating role to play in the American economy.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Our guest Maureen Dowd calls 2016 the Seinfeld election: ”It’s really about nothing.”

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WUFT, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Ron Suskind is in the studio, asking: How do we talk about political reality from so deep inside the world of the reality show?

Bought by WUFT, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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An economist argues that the fight for the European project is between the spirit of democracy and the power of wealth.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3
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With his new book, Marcus locates a hidden history of America in just three strange songs, all of them worthy of obsession and homage.

Bought by KVSC, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4