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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228 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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The Catholic Church's Clerical Errors

Bought by WMUU-LP, WLPR, KALW, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's not only a game anymore...

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The real Resistance is at work.

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about the Grenfell Tower fire with Andrew O'Hagan of the London Review of Books

Bought by KICI, WMUU-LP, and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Pressley, Capuano, and the Future of Progressive Politics in MA-7.

Bought by KVNF, KICI, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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From "Sorry to Bother You" and "Random Acts of Flyness" to "Lemonade," a new wave of black popular culture has arrived.

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This is a story of where music comes from, what it means, and who owns it.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KALW, WLPR, KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Otis Redding’s five magnificent years in showbiz transformed the sound of soul music. His grainy, growling, and “squawking” voice kept the music ro...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR, KALW, KWIT, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 9
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The jobs are back. It’s the work that feels fishy: so much of it paid but pointless; safe and even secure, but often un-satisfying if you were loo...

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


  • Added: Jul 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Calling on the spies we know best – all of them fictional – to explain the Helsinki summit: If it was spy-craft in plain sight, what would James Bo...

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


  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8