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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419 Pieces

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A conversation with Caroline Elkins about the British Empire.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WHCP-LP Cambridge, WLPR , KNCT FM, KSFR and more


  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Daniel Immerwahr, Nina Tannenwald, and Alex Wellerstein about forgotten nuclear threats.

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


  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Trita Parsi, Hussein Banai, and John Ghazvinian about the Iran nuclear deal.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, KNCT FM, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KSFR and more


  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Scott Reynolds Nelson about Russian empire and Ukrainian grain.

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


  • Added: Apr 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Pico Iyer, Marc Weitzmann, Tariq Ali, and María José Urzúa Valverde about the global reaction to the war in Ukraine.

Bought by KMXT, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, WLPR , KNCT FM and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with international relations scholar Stephen Walt about the war in Ukraine.

Bought by KMXT, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, WLPR , KNCT FM and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Shireen Al-Adiemi and Annelle Sheline about the war in Yemen.

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


  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Brandon Terry and Andrew Bacevich about Martin Luther King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech.

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Bill McKibben about fossil fuels, the war in Ukraine, and possibilities for clean energy.

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


  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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International relations scholars react to the lessons learned from the war in Ukraine; guests include Stephen Wertheim, David Kang, and Emma Ashford.

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Joseph Cirincione, Elaine Scarry, and Serhii Plokhy about nuclear weapons and the war in Ukraine.

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


  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with historian Adam Tooze about the war in Ukraine.

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


  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Conversations with Masha Gessen, Monica Toft, John Lewis Gaddis, and George Beebe about Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about the sorrows of American empire.

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


  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Chas Freeman about Nixon's breakthrough visit to China in 1972.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KSFR and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Daphne Brooks about Black feminist music.

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif., KMXT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Feb 03, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Conversations with Andrey Kurkov, Richard Lourie, and Gideon Rachman about Ukraine.

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations on Lauren Berlant with Maggie Doherty, Anahid Nersessian, Zachary Samalin.

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


  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Anatol Lieven about the Ukraine crisis.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, KMXT, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Patrick Radden Keefe and Kathleen Frydl about the Sackler family and the opioid crisis.

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8