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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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

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
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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