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An American conversation with global attitude — on the arts, humanities, and global affairs — with your host, Christopher Lydon.

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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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253 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 parallels between Donald Trump and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi are as striking as they are frightening.

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


  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In transition time, pre-inauguration, was there ever a clearer cue for Gospel music?

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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How will American democracy survive the election of Donald Trump?

Bought by WLPR, KALW, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Bob Dylan has been singing more than 50 years. But have you ever really stopped to listen to the words?

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 7
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We're searching for The Donald Doctrine.

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


  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3
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The acclaimed author of 'White Teeth' and now 'Swing Time' speaks about dance, identity, and class.

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


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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We face the Trump reality, with rockstar economist Yanis Varoufakis and others.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Trump's election marks an earthquake in American politics—one that the seismic monitors of Big Media failed to predict.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Do we need to limit the growth of new charter schools, whose growth may spell a decline in the public system?

Bought by WLPR, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The novelist Amitav Ghosh says our inability to grasp the scale of climate change is a failure of imagination.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2