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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467 Pieces

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A conversation with Lyndsey Stonebridge about Hannah Arendt.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2024
  • Length: 47:48
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A conversation with Stephanie Burt and M.J. Cunniff about teaching Taylor Swift at Harvard.

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


  • Added: Mar 30, 2024
  • Length: 50:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Bachelder and Jennifer Habel discuss Herman Melville and literary marriage.

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


  • Added: Mar 16, 2024
  • Length: 36:49
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with poets Christian Wiman and Danielle Chapman about despair.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KICI Iowa City, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 02, 2024
  • Length: 56:45
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Adam Shatz about Frantz Fanon.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 44:10
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Kyle Chayka about algorithmic culture.

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


  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 42:41
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Randall Kennedy and Diana Eck about Harvard's Claudine Gay saga.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 39:58
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Mohamed Mbougar Sarr about his Goncourt-winning novel.

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 48:17
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation about Samuel Adams with the biographer Stacy Schiff.

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2023
  • Length: 33:42
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with John Judis about the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 44:53
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Jeremy Eichler about World War II and the music of remembrance.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 51:09
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Chas Freeman about the state of the world.

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


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 42:45
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Steven Erlanger of the New York Times about the Israel-Hamas War.

Bought by WMUU-LP, RadioFreePalmer, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 38:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Conversations with David Shulman and Hussein Ibish about the Israel-Hamas war.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 21, 2023
  • Length: 56:31
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation about the novelist George Eliot with Clare Carlisle.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 41:04
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with the novelist Zadie Smith.

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


  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 31:18
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with John Kaag about Henry David Thoreau.

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


  • Added: Sep 09, 2023
  • Length: 36:29
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with John Szwed about Harry Smith.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 25, 2023
  • Length: 38:56
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Andrew Leland about the culture and experience of blindness.

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


  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 41:48
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Jackson Lears about vitalism.

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


  • Added: Jul 13, 2023
  • Length: 34:31
  • Purchases: 4