Open Source with Christopher Lydon

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An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon

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394 Pieces

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with Marianna Mazzucato about reframing government's role in the economy.

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with Justin Beal about the architect of the World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki.

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with Robin D. G. Kelley about the jazz pianist Erroll Garner.

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Conversations with William Dalrymple, Jonathan Neale, and Nancy Lindisfarne about war in Afghanistan.

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Conversations with A.S. Hamrah, Karina Longworth, Thomas Doherty, and Ty Burr about Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with Maggie Doherty, Anahid Nersessian, and Zachary Samalin about the politics of emotion and the work of the scholar Lauren Berlant.

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with historian Fredrik Logevall about John F. Kennedy.

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Conversations with Nathaniel Rich and John Barry about the New Orleans view of climate change and pandemics.

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Conversations with Zephyr Teachout, Ralph Nader, Nicco Mele, Matt Stoller, and Ben Tarnoff about monopoly power.

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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