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An American conversation with global attitude — on the arts, humanities, and global affairs — with your host, Christopher Lydon.

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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 on Lauren Berlant with Maggie Doherty, Anahid Nersessian, Zachary Samalin.

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


  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Anatol Lieven about the Ukraine crisis.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, KMXT, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Patrick Radden Keefe and Kathleen Frydl about the Sackler family and the opioid crisis.

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with the scientist E.O. Wilson and his biographer Richard Rhodes.

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


  • Added: Dec 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Randall Kennedy about his new collection of essays on race in the United States, historically and in 2021.

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


  • Added: Dec 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with economist Mark Blyth on all kinds of subjects.

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


  • Added: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with David Wengrow, Philip Deloria, Joyce Chaplin, Peter Linebaugh, and Robin D.G. Kelley about Wengrow's Dawn of Everything, co-auth...

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


  • Added: Dec 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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 WMUU-LP, WHCP-LP Cambridge, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WYAP, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Conversations about E.O. Wilson with biographer Richard Rhodes and Wilson himself.

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


  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Rebecca Solnit about George Orwell, his essays, and his ideals.

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


  • Added: Nov 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8