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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279 Pieces

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A conversation with Evgeny Morozov about the dangers of techno-capitalism, at MIT and beyond.

Bought by KALW, KMXT, and WLPR


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with political economist Mark Blyth.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, WLPR, and KICI


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with historian Jill Lepore.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KICI, KALW, WLPR and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with jazz DJ Tom Reney about his life in music.

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


  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A celebration of Herman Melville's 200th birthday, and a consideration of Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," with Jenny Odell, Nikil Saval, Jay ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI, KALW, WLPR and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Ty Burr, A.S. Hamrah, and Thomas Doherty about Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and a conversation with Karin...

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


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about Marianne Williamson with Angie Thurston, Beth Blum, and Dan McKanan.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with author Lewis Hyde about the usefulness of forgetting.

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


  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Talking about George Eliot's Middlemarch with Rebecca Mead, Susan Choi, and Rosemarie Bodenheimer.

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


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with the novelist Joshua Cohen about casino culture, following a visit to the new Encore casino in Everett, Massachusetts.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Music and conversation with composer Matt Aucoin.

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A visit to Portland, Maine, to talk about recent arrival of asylum-seekers, and a conversation with Catherine Besteman, Nancy Kelly, and John Wills...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KSFR, WCAI / WNAN, KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A conversation about the 2020 Democratic presidential primary with Reed Hundt, Randall Kennedy, Matt Stoller, and Mike Gravel.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, KALW, KICI, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with George Packer and Fredrik Logevall about Richard Holbrooke and American "action intellectuals."

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about the 1980s in China, on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Bought by KWIT, WCAI / WNAN, KVSC, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with Gary Bailey, Larry Kessler, Sue Katz, Michael Bronski, Stephanie Burt, and Maura Healey about the LGBTQ movement, looking back ...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KUT, KCPW, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KPSQ-LP and more


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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A conversation with Pico Iyer about finding stillness and contemplation in Japan.

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


  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Discussing Iran and U.S. foreign policy with Paul Pillar, Huss Banai, Adil Najam, Derek Davison, and Matt Duss.

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


  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Historian David Blight on his new biography of Frederick Douglass.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KMXT, KICI and more


  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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"I was blind, but now I see!"

Bought by WLPR, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI and more


  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7