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

Ask us to make your station a custom promo! Contact us at info@radioopensource.org.

Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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240 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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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
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Journalist Philip Weiss reflects on the links and gaps between European anti-semitism, the neoconservative movement, the modern idea of Zionism, an...

Bought by KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 03, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Historian Vazira Zamindar talks about the "wound of partition" in today's Pakistan. Then, we meet three young composers - Cynthia Lee Wong, Jacob B...

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Elliott Colla talks about the poetry of revolution and its role for transformation in Egypt. Then, we're with Jaimy Gordon, whose novel The Lord of...

Bought by WLPR, KWMR, KUNM, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 18, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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We're with two artists--musical and literary--working that busy space high above the old boundaries of East and West. Rana Dasgupta is the English-...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
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Even as we watched transfixed as the protests in Egypt and Tunisia pushed the region's political scene into new waters, Nir Rosen stayed (will stay...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
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This hour we sit with Lydia Davis as she reads her beautifully honed, firecracker prose. She writes in the company of Montaigne, Emerson, Proust, B...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 27, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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We're talking with the Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi and the fictionist Daniyal Mueenuddin. With both the underlying supposition is that it's Pa...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Open Source is in New Delhi with two stars of the writing class. Namita Gokhale is a novelist, publisher, and sparkplug of the Indian literary boom...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Isabel Wilkerson is the epic tale teller of the Great Migration of Southern black people that remade America — sound, substance and spirit — in the...

Bought by KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, 90.5 WSNC, WSKG, WRPI and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2011
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 6