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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

Ask us to make your station a custom promo! Contact us at info@radioopensource.org.

Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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290 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 conversation with musician Esperanza Spalding.

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Geremie Barmé, Wilfred Chan, and Frances Hui about the protests in Hong Kong.

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


  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Talking about billionaires in films and on television, with Ty Burr and Erin Schwartz.

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Jack Goldsmith about Jimmy Hoffa.

Bought by KMXT, KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:30
  • Purchases: 8
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A Halloween conversation about H.P. Lovecraft, with Joyce Carol Oates, Paul La Farge, Matt Ruff, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Matthew Stoller about monopoly capitalism.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, KICI, KALW, KMXT and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Remembering Harold Bloom, with Peter Cole, David Bromwich, Jennifer Lewin, and Rosanna Warren.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, KICI, and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation about the author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, with his friend, Lawrence Weschler.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, KICI and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about the impeachment process with Governor Bill Weld, Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, Matt Taibbi, and Timothy Snyder.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KICI and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A visit to the biotech hub, Kendall Square, and conversations with Robin Scheffler and Joanna Radin.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KMXT, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6