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

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Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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254 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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Benjamen Walker, radio producer/host of the Theory of Everything podcast, explains how the book "1984" started in the year 1984.

Bought by XRAY.fm and KUOW


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 2
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It’s the artists — from Orwell of Nineteen Eighty-Four, to Philip Dick and Margaret Atwood, to Trevor Paglen and Banksy — who raise the big questio...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer discusses Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, and John Coltrane.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 05:09
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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. At the end of June, 1964, Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., ...

Bought by Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 1
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We've discovered some old gems in our radio archives and sprinkled them through a conversation with John Updike's biographer, Adam Begley, for our ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
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In February 1996, David Foster Wallace came to Boston. He was the not-quite recognized writer of the massive book, Infinite Jest, which was just be...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KFOK-LPFM, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 36:36
  • Purchases: 3
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Where is jazz headed in a new century? With the pianist Vijay Iyer as guide, newly tenured as a professor at Harvard, it tends toward the experimen...

Bought by KMUW and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
  • Purchases: 2
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Derek Bok is the only two-time president of Harvard University, which is to say he has twice reinvented the management of the oldest, richest, mayb...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re speaking with a hot name in disruptive innovation, Sebastian Thrun. He’s part of our conversation on hacking higher education. He’s the foun...

Bought by Radio Newark and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:03
  • Purchases: 2
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For the perspective of experience and solid accomplishment, we're asking two pros in the middle of enviable careers what they learned in and out of...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1