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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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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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231 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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The case for prison education is alive again, in the land of mass incarceration, the case for reimagining prisons as colleges and universities of l...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, WLPR and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Black Panther, the movie, is heading toward $1-billion at the box office on just its third weekend; already it seems that commercial success is lik...

Bought by WLPR, KALW, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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“Call me by your name,” the lovers say, “and I’ll call you by mine.” In the movie running strong for Oscar honors, the breathless word play is all ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Syrian war is not over, meaning the war of the Assad regime to crush large swaths of its population.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, KMXT and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Consider the algorithm—the snippets of computer code which all too often seem to stand in for higher authority in our secular age, a sort of god.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Despite what the president might say—the state of the union is: “divided,” “mixed,” “fractured,” and maybe “headed towards oblivion.”

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re beginning our series of 50th anniversary programs this week with one of the great shocks of 1968: the Tet Offensive.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In cities across the country, working and middle-class Americans are struggling to keep their homes, pay their rent, and fight off eviction and for...

Bought by KMXT, WMUU-LP, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The election of Donald Trump supposedly ushered in a new era of “fake news” and “post-truth” politics. Democracy would die in darkness, we were tol...

Bought by KUNM, KUAF Public Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners. The Brown University professor, who never left behind his ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, RadioFreePalmer, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4