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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384 Pieces

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A conversation with Marianna Mazzucato about reframing government's role in the economy.

Bought by KSFR, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KMXT, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Justin Beal about the architect of the World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki.

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


  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley about the jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

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


  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with William Dalrymple, Jonathan Neale, and Nancy Lindisfarne about war in Afghanistan.

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


  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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
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A conversation with astronomer Avi Loeb about the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence.

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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 WUGA (part of GPB), WCNY, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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