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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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394 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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1492? 1619? 1776? We’re talking with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Philip Deloria, and Peter Linebaugh about American origin stories.

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WYAP, KICI Iowa City, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Conversations about E.O. Wilson with biographer Richard Rhodes and Wilson himself.

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


  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Rebecca Solnit about George Orwell, his essays, and his ideals.

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


  • Added: Nov 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Amitav Ghosh about planetary crisis and vitalist possibilities.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KMXT, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Conversations about Boston in the days before a historic mayoral election with Andrea Campbell, Carlton Williams, Armani White, Sheena Collier, Sid...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KMXT and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Walter Isaacson and Ben Hurlbut about gene-editing.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WHCP-LP Cambridge, KSFR and more


  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Chris Hedges, Lawrence Bell, and Boris Franklin about writing and teaching in prison.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KMXT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WHCP-LP Cambridge and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Jonathan Franzen about his novel Crossroads.

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


  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A conversation with Jan Swafford and Robert Levin about Mozart.

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


  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Colm Tóibín about the novelist Thomas Mann.

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KSFR and more


  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8