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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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215 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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There’s a quick, strange turn in our weather and it’s not just springtime. Public school classrooms, oddly enough, are the source of the storm wind...

Bought by KUAF Public Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, WLPR, KALW and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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In the annals of rock music albums, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks is one of a kind. In an earthy medium, it’s a masterpiece of abstraction.

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


  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners; the Brown University professor, who never left behind his ...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Martin Luther King Jr. comes to seem larger in his absence these last 50 years, himself a cosmos, in Walt Whitman speak, containing multitudes—and ...

Bought by KAZU, WYAP, KISA Digital Studios, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The case for prison education is alive again, in the land of mass incarceration, the case for reimagining prisons as colleges and universities of l...

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


  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Black Panther, the movie, is heading toward $1-billion at the box office on just its third weekend; already it seems that commercial success is lik...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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“Call me by your name,” the lovers say, “and I’ll call you by mine.” In the movie running strong for Oscar honors, the breathless word play is all ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Syrian war is not over, meaning the war of the Assad regime to crush large swaths of its population.

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Consider the algorithm—the snippets of computer code which all too often seem to stand in for higher authority in our secular age, a sort of god.

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Despite what the president might say—the state of the union is: “divided,” “mixed,” “fractured,” and maybe “headed towards oblivion.”

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3