Open Source with Christopher Lydon

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An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon

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371 Pieces

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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 KMXT, WYAP, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with astronomer Avi Loeb about the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence.

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Yo-Yo Ma about the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Nicholson Baker, Alina Chan, Antonio Regalado, and Richard Ebright about the lab leak hypothesis.

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


  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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A conversation with Patrick Radden Keefe and Kathleen Frydl about the opioid crisis.

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


  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Michael Lewis and Marc Lipsitch about COVID and public health.

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


  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Abhinandan Sekhri, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Keshava Guha, and Vikram Patel about the COVID crisis in India.

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


  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Nubar Alexanian, Scout Tufankjian, and Christina Maranci about the Armenian diaspora.

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Louis Menand about American culture in the years after World II.

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Adam Tooze and Steven Pearlstein about Joe Biden's stimulus plan.

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about Philip Roth with his biographer, Blake Bailey.

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


  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Leslie Epstein and A.S. Hamrah about Casablanca.

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Noliwe Rooks, Jennifer Berkshire, and Linda Nathan about public education in a polarized, pandemic-stricken America.

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


  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Alex Ross about the composer Richard Wagner.

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


  • Added: Mar 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Walter Isaacson and Ben Hurlbut about the promise and perils of gene editing.

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Nicholas Christakis, Camara Jones, and Frank Snowden.

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


  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Conversations about Billie Holiday with John Szwed, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dominique Eade, Marissa Nadler, Janice Pendarvis, and Rebecca Sullivan.

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with George Saunders on how to write like Chekhov and Tolstoy.

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


  • Added: Feb 18, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Will Power, Kerri Greenidge, Brandon Terry, and Rodnell Collins about Malcolm X.

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


  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Mark Blyth, Joseph Stiglitz, Zachary Carter, and Matt Taibbi about the GameStop market frenzy.

Bought by KALW, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WYAP, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7