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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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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In 1933, a group of freethinking American educators and academics took a look at their fresh, interwar world — and set about trying to remake it.

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


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re wondering where we stand now in the endless parade of fragile empires.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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What does it mean when a high-capital story survives as a global dream?

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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We’re re-imagining an environmental crisis in the wake of the accord in Paris. The economists had their turn. Now we’re asking: What would the arti...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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As the nation of immigrants grows bigger, browner and in many ways more inclusive, the part of it that obsesses over the real America never quite g...

Bought by American Voices, WMUU-LP, KZYX, WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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With Amb. Chas Freeman, a freethinking veteran of foreign service, and the French journalist Sylvain Cypel, we’re in the Open Source situation room...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 4
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Dan Koh, the new chief of staff to Boston’s mayor, wants city government to work like Brad Pitt’s team in Moneyball. How and for whom are we managi...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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What does the second civil rights movement look like? Is a new struggle for equality, in feelings as well as rights, afoot on American campuses?

Bought by KPIP-LP and KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Led by Stacy Schiff, author of a controversial new thriller-history about witches, we’re looking at the Salem trials again as a whole.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WRPI, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The third in our podcast series about work, presented in partnership with The Nation. Big proposals and spiritual realignments for working-class pe...

Bought by KZYX, KPIP-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3