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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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232 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 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
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We're ringing in the new year with a rerun of our conversation with Billy Bragg, a troubadour for British radicalism for more than thirty years as ...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Noam Chomsky for 50 years has been America’s Socrates, our public pest with questions that sting … not the city-square of Athens but a vast global ...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Nukes are on people’s nerves again, for good reason. Our tremors, though, could be a symptom of sanity.

Bought by WLPR, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The news in our scandal-sick USA is that a woman can complain of sexual oppression with some assurance that she will be heard.

Bought by KMXT, KUAF Public Radio, WMUU-LP, RadioFreePalmer, WJFF and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Otis Redding’s five magnificent years in showbiz transformed the sound of soul music.

Bought by WNMU-FM, WAER, Georgia Public Broadcasting, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 19
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This Thanksgiving, we’re replaying our episode on the issue of opioids. Their epidemic running rampant has a 30-year back story and a grisly punch-...

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


  • Added: Nov 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It’s Thanksgiving season again, and the double shadow on our great American food holiday is feast and famine, both.

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s world, and we are just scrolling through it: 2 billion of us now, a quarter of all humanity.

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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President Trump is on tour in Asia this weekend: relieved maybe to be “getting out of Dodge” as his campaign team is getting indicted in D.C.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3