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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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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Derek Bok is the only two-time president of Harvard University, which is to say he has twice reinvented the management of the oldest, richest, mayb...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re speaking with a hot name in disruptive innovation, Sebastian Thrun. He’s part of our conversation on hacking higher education. He’s the foun...

Bought by Radio Newark and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:03
  • Purchases: 2
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For the perspective of experience and solid accomplishment, we're asking two pros in the middle of enviable careers what they learned in and out of...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Liz McMillen is the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:17
  • Purchases: 1
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China is in its own gilded age says The New Yorker writer Evan Osnos, into a second generation of ultra-modern tech, a still-developing country bri...

Bought by KZYX and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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David Bromwich introduces us to the conservative hero Edmund Burke, the 18th-century British statesman who befriended the American Revolution, hate...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Our “Reading Chekhov” series culminates in a full hour on the Russian physician who spun the small happenings of old Russia into some of the most p...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re speaking with a hot name in disruptive innovation, Sebastian Thrun. He’s part of our conversation on hacking higher education. He’s the foun...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: May 26, 2014
  • Length: 11:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Continuing our series on higher ed, we're hacking our way to a better model; call it New U. There won't be a football team or a building and ground...

  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
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How did higher education, in general, turn from the days of the GI Bill — and the land grant colleges long before that — to being a trap for sevent...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1