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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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A conversation with historian Adam Tooze about the war in Ukraine.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation with historian Adam Tooze about the war in Ukraine.

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


  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Conversations with Masha Gessen, John Lewis Gaddis, Monica Toft, and George Beebe.

Bought by WYAP and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Feb 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Conversations with Masha Gessen, Monica Toft, John Lewis Gaddis, and George Beebe about Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about the sorrows of American empire.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
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A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about the sorrows of American empire.

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


  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Chas Freeman about Nixon's historic breakthrough in China.

Bought by KICI Iowa City, Boise State Public Radio, KRPS, WLPR , Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Launching the week of the fiftieth anniversary of Nixon's visit to China, "In Search of Monsters" is a twenty-episode limited series on American fo...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Feb 10, 2022
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation with Chas Freeman about Nixon's breakthrough visit to China in 1972.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KSFR and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Daphne Brooks about Black feminist music.

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif., KMXT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Feb 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5