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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403 Pieces

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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
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A conversation about the movies with A. S. Hamrah, Beth Gilligan, Katherine Irving.

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Looking back at Shostakovich's life and music under Stalin

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation on the crisis in Venezuela with Alejandro Velasco, Jeff Sachs, Greg Grandin, and Leo Blanco.

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


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about Astra Taylor’s new documentary What Is Democracy? with Astra Taylor, David Runciman, and Kali Akuno.

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


  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Shoshana Zuboff, author of "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism"

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


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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David Graeber's Guide to Meaningless Work

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation about the “Green New Deal” with Bill McKibben, Naomi Oreskes, and Daniel Schrag.

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8