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

Ask us to make your station a custom promo! Contact us at info@radioopensource.org.

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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463 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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Halftime 2016. We're on the psychiatrist's couch with novelist Marilynne Robinson and others.

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


  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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For decades we’ve worried about an epidemic of sexual assault at American colleges. Have we made real progress toward solving the problem?

Bought by KZYX, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In 2016, are we witnessing too much people power or too little?

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Beach reading and classic literature intersect in one long literary shocker. We're discussing the “Neapolitan Novels” of Elena Ferrante.

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


  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 3
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Confucius raises self-cultivation to the pursuit of a lifetime. Every encounter is a learning experience; every mundane action is a ritual to be pe...

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


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The history of the 1916 Easter Rising—and of the Irish republic that rose from it—is a mixed bag.

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


  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Myles has spent the last forty years as a queer and feminist icon, who’d like to be known not as she or he, but as a complex they, “the gender of E...

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


  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Something new: A radio essay about identity, migration, and the politics of borders.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Can our global system keep going without a reworking for the Internet age?

Bought by WRPI, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re getting a broad course in listening here, a sense of how a minimalist composer maxes out on sound, and how we, too, might make the most of th...

Bought by KALW, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3