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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239 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

Caption: Teju Cole
Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole is our idea of a post-imperial global mind in motion. His celebrated first novel, "Open City," is about a solita...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 20, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Steven Heydemann at Brown University's "Engaging Afghanistan" Conferece
With the news of Osama Bin Laden's death punctuating the reports from Libya, Syria, and Yemen, we're wondering: is this the beginning of the end, o...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: May 12, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Breslin in his Manhattan home.
This week we're delving into the world of American letters with Arnold Weinstein and Jimmy Breslin. Veteran journalist Jimmy Breslin might be the l...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Melani McAlister's book jacket for Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and US Interests, 1945-2000
How do war stories work, and where do we find them? Our guests this week are mapping out terrains of conflict and confusion in our lifetimes, from ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Apr 15, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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In the cultural crossroads of Manhattan's West Side, we found two standard-bearers for our most promising American tradition -- the literary and in...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nicholson Baker
Part of "Whose Words These Are," our look at poetry in our time: first Christopher Lydon in conversation with novelist Nicholson Baker, whose novel...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUT, WCAI / WNAN, WEOS, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 04, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Alan Lomax with unidentified man. [Library of Congress photo]
Open Source "Shorties" are 7 to 8 minute cuts of our best timely and evergreen material. Today, we're joining biographer John Szwed in thanking the...

Bought by PRX Remix, KPIP-LP, KMXT, and Louisville Public Media


  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:47
  • Purchases: 4
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Open Source "Shorties" are 7-8 minute cuts of our best evergreen material. Today: Mark Blyth on the political economy of uncertainty in Japan, Egyp...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:47
Caption: Anthony Burgess by David Levine, from The New York Review of Books
First, we join biographer John Szwed in thanking the eccentric musical anthropologist Alan Lomax for his rare recordings of early twentieth century...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KXOT Public Radio, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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New Yorker correspondent Peter Hessler reports from the road in China on the human side of miracle growth and epic migration. Then, we meet poet Ch...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 10, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3