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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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219 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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Can our global system keep going without a reworking for the Internet age?

Bought by WRPI, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re getting a broad course in listening here, a sense of how a minimalist composer maxes out on sound, and how we, too, might make the most of th...

Bought by KALW, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Our guests, Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, have just published a new people’s history of the civil war.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, WRPI, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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A republic is a fragile thing. And Weimar Germany lets you know the great possibilities and terrible perils that await the republic that fails.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRPI, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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How does a media establishment cover an anti-establishment revolt? Has the frenzy diverted American journalism from its fourth-estate duty: of hold...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WUFT, KVSC, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WXDU and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 10
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What can be made of the “change” votes for Sanders and Trump, if neither of those candidates finds his way to the White House?

Bought by WLPR, KCMJ Community Radio, WRGY, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Is racial justice on the ballot in 2016?

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, KTSW 89.9, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The late justice Antonin Scalia boasted that his United States Constitution was definitively “dead.” But in a mixed-up political season, what if ou...

Bought by WUFT, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMUU-LP, WRGY, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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In 2016, is Sanders’ socialism a vulnerability — or a selling point?

Bought by XRAY.fm, KPIP-LP, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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In 2016, the presidential election became electric. Meaning upsets, betrayals, collapses and mis-coronations — all of which works well as pure drama.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3