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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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333 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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A conversation with Dr. Jerry Avorn, Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Dana Brown, and Alexander Zaitchik about the race for a COVID-19 ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KALW, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Alex Ross about the composer Richard Wagner.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KICI Iowa City, KALW, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with economist Mark Blyth about the pandemic and America's outlook.

Bought by WYAP, KSFR, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation about the author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, with his friend Lawrence Weschler.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WYAP, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Kurt Andersen about his new book, Evil Geniuses.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMXT, KALW and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with Jonathan Lethem, Donald Pease, Wyn Kelley, Alexander Chee, and Cornel West about Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.

Bought by KSFR, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW, WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md. and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with novelist Joshua Cohen about casino capitalism, from Atlantic City to Boston.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMXT, KALW, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Gary Hart, Martha Minow, and Masha Gessen about autocracy and presidential emergency powers in the U.S.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KALW and more


  • Added: Aug 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Nicholson Baker about searching for the truth about Cold War bioweapons.

Bought by WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMXT, KALW and more


  • Added: Jul 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations about a new era of grassroots activism with Andrea James, Ayana Aubourg, Armani White, Fatema Ahmad, Queen-Cheyenne Wade, and Carl Wi...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, Md., KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10