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An American conversation with global attitude — on the arts, humanities, and global affairs — with your host, Christopher Lydon.

Consider adding us to your weekly schedule; we post regular broadcast hours for public radio Friday afternoons.

For shorter stand-alone radio stories and podcasts: check out our series "Open Source Shorts."

Full-length conversations are also available via podcast or at radioopensource.org

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Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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275 Pieces

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

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5 Pieces

“Reading Chekhov” is the name of this game – a podcast experiment with, by all accounts, the greatest short-story writer of them all, the medical doctor who was also the “Cherry Orchard” playwright, Anton Chekhov.


Pieces

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A celebration of Herman Melville's 200th birthday, and a consideration of Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," with Jenny Odell, Nikil Saval, Jay ...

Bought by KALW, WLPR, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Ty Burr, A.S. Hamrah, and Thomas Doherty about Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and a conversation with Karin...

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


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation about Marianne Williamson with Angie Thurston, Beth Blum, and Dan McKanan.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI, and KALW


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with author Lewis Hyde about the usefulness of forgetting.

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


  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Talking about George Eliot's Middlemarch with Rebecca Mead, Susan Choi, and Rosemarie Bodenheimer.

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


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI 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, KALW, KICI 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, 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, 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, KALW, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7