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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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Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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258 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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We're picking up the thread of a long conversation with Gunther Schuller. He’s the man who first mapped a Third Stream of “jazzical” music between ...

Bought by KMUW, KPIP-LP, and WABE


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 33:10
  • Purchases: 3
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Gunther Schuller is a composer, conductor, horn virtuoso, jazz historian and critic who had the nerve and the authority years ago to decree that “a...

Bought by KMUW, KPIP-LP, WCAI / WNAN, and WABE


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 36:26
  • Purchases: 4
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Thought experiment: given that many of our best insights into Russian character and temperament come to use from their literary geniuses, can we su...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Are we getting over 9.11? What is it doing to our character, our culture, our Constitution? We’ve been through the flags-everywhere stage, the fore...

Bought by WLRN and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Stokely Carmichael was a down-home organizer and radical off-beat visionary of racial equality in America 50 years ago, a quicksilver activist, the...

Bought by WRPI


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:14
  • Purchases: 1
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With Iraq and Afghanistan bleeding in our rear-view mirror, is there a case still to be made for American intervention with anything more than word...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 1
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A new rite of passage is taking hold among ambitious young doctors entering modern practice in a new century. It can take a year or two after medic...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Noir heroes tend not to be gangsters of Whitey Bulger’s grandeur; not tough cops either: they’re punched-out boxers and junkies, little perps, pris...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re somewhere between the legend and the facts of the U.S. economy. The legend, still in our heads, is it’s a rough-and-tumble democracy and a c...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Here’s how to read David Foster Wallace’s thousand-page door stop and masterpiece Infinite Jest: it’s a Boston novel the way Ulysses is a Dublin n...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 1