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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376 Pieces

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A conversation with Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett about community and individualism in the United States.

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


  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Conversations with Senator Ed Markey, David Wallace-Wells, Saikat Chakrabarti, Angel Nwadibia, Nick Rabb, Drake Hunt, Olivia Freiwald, and Saya Ame...

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


  • Added: Oct 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Conversations with Tressie McMillan Cottom, Joseph O'Neill, Lewis Hyde, and Joshua Cohen about Donald Trump.

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


  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Dr. Jerry Avorn, Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Dana Brown, and Alexander Zaitchik about the race for a COVID-19 ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Alex Ross about the composer Richard Wagner.

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


  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with economist Mark Blyth about the pandemic and America's outlook.

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


  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation about the author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, with his friend Lawrence Weschler.

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


  • Added: Sep 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Kurt Andersen about his new book, Evil Geniuses.

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


  • Added: Aug 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Jonathan Lethem, Donald Pease, Wyn Kelley, Alexander Chee, and Cornel West about Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with novelist Joshua Cohen about casino capitalism, from Atlantic City to Boston.

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Gary Hart, Martha Minow, and Masha Gessen about autocracy and presidential emergency powers in the U.S.

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


  • Added: Aug 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Nicholson Baker about searching for the truth about Cold War bioweapons.

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


  • Added: Jul 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations about a new era of grassroots activism with Andrea James, Ayana Aubourg, Armani White, Fatema Ahmad, Queen-Cheyenne Wade, and Carl Wi...

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


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Conversations about cancel culture with Noam Chomsky, Tressie McMillan Cottom, and David Bromwich.

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


  • Added: Jul 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations about reparations with William Darity, Kirsten Mullen, and Thomas Craemer.

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


  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations about James Baldwin with Raoul Peck, Teju Cole, Cornel West, and Ed Pavlic.

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


  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations about policing with Bill Bratton, James Forman Jr., and Donna Murch.

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


  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Anne Case and Angus Deaton about decline in life expectancy and economic inequality.

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


  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with District Attorney Rachael Rollins about reforming the legal system.

Bought by KICI Iowa City, WHCP-LP Cambridge, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WMUU-LP, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Eric Foner and Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw about a history of oppression and racism from the Civil War to today.

Bought by KTOO, WHCP-LP Cambridge, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, WGCU and more


  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12