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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227 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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It's not only a game anymore...

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The real Resistance is at work.

Bought by KWIT, KSFR, WLPR, KKRN, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about the Grenfell Tower fire with Andrew O'Hagan of the London Review of Books

Bought by KICI, WMUU-LP, and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Pressley, Capuano, and the Future of Progressive Politics in MA-7.

Bought by KVNF, KICI, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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From "Sorry to Bother You" and "Random Acts of Flyness" to "Lemonade," a new wave of black popular culture has arrived.

Bought by WLPR, KSFR, KWMR, KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This is a story of where music comes from, what it means, and who owns it.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KALW, WLPR, KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Otis Redding’s five magnificent years in showbiz transformed the sound of soul music. His grainy, growling, and “squawking” voice kept the music ro...

Bought by WLPR, KALW, KWIT, WCAI / WNAN, KICI and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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The jobs are back. It’s the work that feels fishy: so much of it paid but pointless; safe and even secure, but often un-satisfying if you were loo...

Bought by KSFR, KWIT, WCQS, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Calling on the spies we know best – all of them fictional – to explain the Helsinki summit: If it was spy-craft in plain sight, what would James Bo...

Bought by WCQS, KSFR, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Grenfell Tower was that giant pillar of public housing on the West side of London that went up in flames a year ago. Suddenly it was a smoky chemi...

Bought by KOSU, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6