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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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257 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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In the annals of Boston medicine two historic chapters in the last 50 years were the near conquest of sudden death by heart attack and (not unrelat...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:05
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What is the human hunger Pope Francis has confirmed – not just Catholic or churchy — all across the world?

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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El Sistema is not an instruction method so much as a shared conviction: that every child wants to make music, and can. It has big social implicatio...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 50:57
  • Purchases: 1
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My guest this hour is Steven Pinker, who has written a game-changer on the little matter of how quickly humanity is headed for hell or redemption. ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 13, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: “MOHAMED ALI JINNAH: His Moslem tiger wants to eat the Hindu cow” [April 1946]
Christopher Lydon on the road in South Asia, in a compilation of conversations and reflections on Pakistan's past and dynamic present. Featuring no...

Bought by WCPN, KUOW, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Oct 25, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rashid Rana's "I Love Miniatures" (2002)
Christopher Lydon on the road in South Asia, in a compilation of conversations and reflections on Pakistan's past and dynamic present. Featuring fi...

Bought by WCPN and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Oct 25, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Edna O'Brien
We're succumbing to the enchantments of prose this hour, first with Edna O'Brien, that "scandalous woman" in the James Joyce and Samuel Beckett fam...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 10, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Sharp-talking political economist Mark Blyth is back in the Glasgow pub, so we say, and he's expounding on the melt-down that's still melting down ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 02, 2011
  • Length: 08:56
  • Purchases: 1
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