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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432 Pieces

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1492? 1619? 1776? With Nikole Hannah-Jones, Philip Deloria, and Peter Linebaugh, we're talking about American origin stories.

Bought by KMUN, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMXT, KICI Iowa City, WLPR and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Conversations with Trita Parsi, Roberto Unger, and Sarang Shidore about a new multipolar era.

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Sohrab Ahmari and Matthew Sitman about the New Right.

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with economic historian Adam Tooze.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with James Carroll and Andrew Bacevich about the war in Ukraine and nuclear dangers.

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Ed Markey, Jake Werner, Wen Liu, Shelley Rigger, and Lev Nachman about Taiwan and US-China relations.

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Samuel Moyn and Mary Dudziak about endless war.

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Robin Kelley, Helen Thompson, and Jackson Lears about the historians' perspective of what ails us.

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Caroline Elkins about the British Empire.

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 11
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A Halloween-season conversation about H.P. Lovecraft, with Joyce Carol Oates, Paul La Farge, Matt Ruff, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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A conversation with Leslie Epstein and A.S. Hamrah about Casablanca.

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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It’s been a long time since the publication of Infinite Jest. Is there a chance David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008, was right?

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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Looking back at Shostakovich's life and music under Stalin

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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A conversation with Rebecca Solnit about George Orwell, his essays, and his ideals.

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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 KMUN, KSFR, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WLPR , WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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In the annals of rock music albums, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks is one of a kind. In an earthy medium, it’s a masterpiece of abstraction.

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Henry David Thoreau, our specimen of American genius in nature, wrote famously short, and long. “Simplify,” in a one-word sentence of good advice.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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A conversation with George Saunders about Russian literature.

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 8