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 the poet Eileen Myles.

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


  • Added: May 19, 2023
  • Length: 32:27
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Robert Pogue Harrison and Ana Ilievska about what the AI era says about human intelligence.

Bought by WYAP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KMUN, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 53:05
  • Purchases: 6
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A last conversation with the New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren.

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


  • Added: Apr 20, 2023
  • Length: 33:28
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation about philosopher William James with John Kaag.

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2023
  • Length: 38:52
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Aidan Levy about Sonny Rollins.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WYAP, KMUN, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 39:22
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with the novelist Paul Harding.

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


  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 35:07
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with J. Michael Lennon and John Buffalo Mailer about Norman Mailer.

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 37:31
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Lydia Moland about Lydia Maria Child.

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


  • Added: Feb 10, 2023
  • Length: 35:06
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Jan 26, 2023
  • Length: 31:48
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations about John Quincy Adams with Sara Martin, James Traub, and Andrew Bacevich.

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2023
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 10