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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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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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Conversations with Shireen Al-Adiemi and Annelle Sheline about the war in Yemen.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Conversations with Shireen Al-Adiemi and Annelle Sheline about the war in Yemen.

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


  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Brandon Terry and Andrew Bacevich about Martin Luther King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech.

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Brandon Terry and Andrew Bacevich about Martin Luther King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech.

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Bill McKibben about fossil fuels, the war in Ukraine, and possibilities for clean energy.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and WYAP


  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Bill McKibben about fossil fuels, the war in Ukraine, and possibilities for clean energy.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, KMXT, KNCT FM and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with international relations experts David Kang, Stephen Wertheim, and Emma Ashford about lessons learned from the war in Ukraine.

Bought by KJZZ


  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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International relations scholars react to the lessons learned from the war in Ukraine; guests include Stephen Wertheim, David Kang, and Emma Ashford.

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Joseph Cirincione, Elaine Scarry, and Serhii Plokhii about nuclear weapons and the war in Ukraine.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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Conversations with Joseph Cirincione, Elaine Scarry, and Serhii Plokhy about nuclear weapons and the war in Ukraine.

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


  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7