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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389 Pieces

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Conversations with Tressie McMillan Cottom, David Blight, and Stephen Van Evera about the storming of the Capitol and the Georgia election.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with historian Walter Johnson about racial capitalism and St. Louis, MO.

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation with Yo-Yo Ma about the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Greta Gerwig about Little Women, along with a visit to Louisa May Alcott's home with Jan Turnquist and a conversation with Mari...

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley about the jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Conversations with Derrick Rossi, Matthew Meselson, Nahid Bhadelia, and Fred Ledley about mRNA and COVID vaccines.

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Stephen Wertheim
We're speaking with Stephen Wertheim about 80 years of America's policing the world—and where the imperial itch might go post-Trump.

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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1492? 1619? 1776? We’re talking with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Philip Deloria, and Peter Linebaugh about American origin stories.

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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An hour discussion with a master film-maker, whose latest institutional study examines Boston's local government

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A roundtable on the 2020 U.S. election with several Open Source All Stars

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Dr. Arthur Kleinman about personal and medical lessons learned from care. Originally broadcast February 20, 2020.

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with David Shumway Jones and Nicholas Christakis about the coronavirus pandemic in election season.

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with historian Fredrik Logevall about JFK.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett about community and individualism in the United States.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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 ...

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10