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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 George Saunders on how to write like Chekhov and Tolstoy.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, KMXT, WYAP and more


  • Added: Feb 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Will Power, Kerri Greenidge, Brandon Terry, and Rodnell Collins about Malcolm X.

Bought by KSFR, WYAP, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Mark Blyth, Joseph Stiglitz, Zachary Carter, and Matt Taibbi about the GameStop market frenzy.

Bought by KALW, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WYAP, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Eileen Myles, Stephanie Burt, Clint Smith, Christian Lorentzen, and Marianne Williamson about literature in a new presidential era.

Bought by WKMS, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Cornel West and Susannah Heschel about prophetic wisdom.

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


  • Added: Jan 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Conversations with Tressie McMillan Cottom, David Blight, and Stephen Van Evera about the storming of the Capitol and the Georgia election.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMUN, KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with historian Walter Johnson about racial capitalism and St. Louis, MO.

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


  • Added: Jan 07, 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 WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Greta Gerwig about Little Women, along with a visit to Louisa May Alcott's home with Jan Turnquist and a conversation with Mari...

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


  • Added: Dec 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley about the jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

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


  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11