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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 A.S. Hamrah, Karina Longworth, Thomas Doherty, and Ty Burr about Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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


  • Added: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Maggie Doherty, Anahid Nersessian, and Zachary Samalin about the politics of emotion and the work of the scholar Lauren Berlant.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KICI Iowa City, KMXT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with historian Fredrik Logevall about John F. Kennedy.

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


  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Conversations with Nathaniel Rich and John Barry about the New Orleans view of climate change and pandemics.

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


  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Zephyr Teachout, Ralph Nader, Nicco Mele, Matt Stoller, and Ben Tarnoff about monopoly power.

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


  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Zachary Carter about John Maynard Keynes.

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


  • Added: Jul 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Rebecca Mead, Rosemarie Bodenheimer, and Susan Choi about George Eliot's Middlemarch.

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


  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Dr. Aaron Kesselheim and Dr. Jason Karlawish about Alzheimer's disease.

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


  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Joshua Cohen, Sayed Kashua, and Bernard Avishai about fiction, politics, and the end of the Netanyahu era.

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


  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7