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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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231 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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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
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Grenfell Tower was that giant pillar of public housing on the West side of London that went up in flames a year ago. Suddenly it was a smoky chemi...

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Your friends and other experts will tell you the songs and sounds that are new and hot. What the music makers are happier telling you is: what’s ol...

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


  • Added: Jul 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:07
  • Purchases: 7
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The shock of migrant kids-in-cages on our border with Mexico is surfacing tough questions if you’re willing to look back at our history and ahead t...

Bought by KSFR, WLPR, KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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From “fire and fury” to a “terrific relationship” in less than a year sound like a happy turn in the Trump-Kim dance around nukes and North Korea. ...

Bought by KUAF Public Radio, KWIT, WRGY, KICI, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Seymour Hersh, known as Sy, made a brilliant career, at his best, of exposing Official US, at its worst: the Army massacre at My Lai, in Vietnam. T...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8
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The Studs Terkel edge on the radio was, first of all, picking guests who would sound more interesting 50, 60 years later: Mahalia Jackson, Bucky Fu...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Our long, gabby afternoon with Philip Roth in 2006, at his farmhouse in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, was a sort of pay-off. I’d helped him find ju...

Bought by KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, WSLR, KUAF Public Radio, WRGY and more


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12