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

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


  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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
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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, KVSC, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM 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 KTSW 89.9, KUT, KCPW, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KPSQ-LP and more


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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A conversation with Pico Iyer about finding stillness and contemplation in Japan.

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


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7