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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370 Pieces

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A conversation with the novelist Joshua Cohen about casino culture, following a visit to the new Encore casino in Everett, Massachusetts.

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


  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Music and conversation with composer Matt Aucoin.

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A visit to Portland, Maine, to talk about recent arrival of asylum-seekers, and a conversation with Catherine Besteman, Nancy Kelly, and John Wills...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KSFR, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary with Reed Hundt, Randall Kennedy, Matt Stoller, and Mike Gravel.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, KALW, KICI Iowa City, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with George Packer and Fredrik Logevall about Richard Holbrooke and American "action intellectuals."

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about the 1980s in China, on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Gary Bailey, Larry Kessler, Sue Katz, Michael Bronski, Stephanie Burt, and Maura Healey about the LGBTQ movement, looking back ...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WWNO, WXPN and more


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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A conversation with Pico Iyer about finding stillness and contemplation in Japan.

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


  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Discussing Iran and U.S. foreign policy with Paul Pillar, Huss Banai, Adil Najam, Derek Davison, and Matt Duss.

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


  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Historian David Blight on his new biography of Frederick Douglass.

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


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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"I was blind, but now I see!"

Bought by WYAP, WRGY, WAER Syracuse, NY, WHRV, WLPR and more


  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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A conversation with Richard Powers, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, and Ned Friedman about trees.

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


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about collusion, obstruction of justice, and the full Mueller Report with Seth Berman, Andy Bacevich, and David Bromwich.

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


  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation on art, architecture, and design with Tamar Avishai, Peter Chermayeff, Ann Beha, and Sebastian Smee.

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


  • Added: Apr 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with the bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about Russiagate with Masha Gessen, Matt Taibbi, Jill Abramson, Aaron Maté, and Nicholson Baker

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Greg Grandin, Valeria Luiselli, and John Lanchester.

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about AI and moral complexity with Sally Haslanger, Susan Silbey, and Yarden Katz.

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


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with John Kaag and Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen on Nietzsche, philosophy, and life.

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


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with George Church and Antonio Regalado about gene editing and the future of biotech.

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


  • Added: Mar 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6