Open Source

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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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240 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 about Brexit, yellow vests, and the state of the European Union with Arthur Goldhammer, Vanessa Bee, Julian Bourg, and Alan Rusbridger.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation about social media, technology, and society with Fred Turner, Moira Weigel, and Ben Tarnoff

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WLPR, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The CRISPR Conundrum

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


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The Story of Astral Weeks

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


  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:07
  • Purchases: 6
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In the annals of rock music albums, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks is one of a kind. In an earthy medium, it’s a masterpiece of abstraction.

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Frederick Wiseman on his new film, Monrovia, Indiana, and a lifetime of observing.

Bought by KWMR, KSFR, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WLPR and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with David Bromwich, Jill Lepore, David Bosworth, Briahna Gray, and Mark Blyth.

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


  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Now-Departed Whitey Bulger

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


  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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War, influence, and imperialism in the Middle East

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


  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Historian David Blight on his new biography of Frederick Douglass.

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8