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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425 Pieces

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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 New Hampshire Public Radio, WJCT, KTSW 89.9, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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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 WVTF, WHCP-LP Cambridge, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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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