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

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Series

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22 Pieces

Inspired by John Quincy Adams’s admonition that America “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy,” this limited-series collaboration with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft explores America’s role in the world across history in order to see a better way forward.

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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464 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 poets Christian Wiman and Danielle Chapman about despair.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2024
  • Length: 56:45
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A conversation with Adam Shatz about Frantz Fanon.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 44:10
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Kyle Chayka about algorithmic culture.

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


  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 42:41
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Randall Kennedy and Diana Eck about Harvard's Claudine Gay saga.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 39:58
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Mohamed Mbougar Sarr about his Goncourt-winning novel.

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 48:17
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation about Samuel Adams with the biographer Stacy Schiff.

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2023
  • Length: 33:42
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with John Judis about the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Bought by KICI Iowa City and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 44:53
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Jeremy Eichler about World War II and the music of remembrance.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 51:09
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Chas Freeman about the state of the world.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WYAP, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 42:45
  • Purchases: 4
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A conversation with Steven Erlanger of the New York Times about the Israel-Hamas War.

Bought by WMUU-LP, RadioFreePalmer, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 38:02
  • Purchases: 3