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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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Conversations with Derrick Rossi, Matthew Meselson, Nahid Bhadelia, and Fred Ledley about mRNA and COVID vaccines.

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


  • Added: Dec 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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We're speaking with Stephen Wertheim about 80 years of America's policing the world—and where the imperial itch might go post-Trump.

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


  • Added: Dec 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1492? 1619? 1776? We’re talking with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Philip Deloria, and Peter Linebaugh about American origin stories.

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


  • Added: Nov 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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An hour discussion with a master film-maker, whose latest institutional study examines Boston's local government

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


  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A roundtable on the 2020 U.S. election with several Open Source All Stars

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Dr. Arthur Kleinman about personal and medical lessons learned from care. Originally broadcast February 20, 2020.

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


  • Added: Nov 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with David Shumway Jones and Nicholas Christakis about the coronavirus pandemic in election season.

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


  • Added: Oct 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with historian Fredrik Logevall about JFK.

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


  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett about community and individualism in the United States.

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


  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Conversations with Senator Ed Markey, David Wallace-Wells, Saikat Chakrabarti, Angel Nwadibia, Nick Rabb, Drake Hunt, Olivia Freiwald, and Saya Ame...

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


  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9