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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212 Pieces

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Eileen Myles, Moira Weigel, and others unpack the gender politics of 2016.

Bought by WLPR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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The Stuxnet virus, “the Stradivarius of malware,” has ushered in a whole new world.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 2
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This hour, three scenes from a divided country: the oil patches of Louisiana, the Rustbelt of southwestern Michigan, and a steel town in Ohio.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Mark Blyth makes the case: the government still has a stimulating role to play in the American economy.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Our guest Maureen Dowd calls 2016 the Seinfeld election: ”It’s really about nothing.”

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN, WUFT, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Ron Suskind is in the studio, asking: How do we talk about political reality from so deep inside the world of the reality show?

Bought by WUFT, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Aug 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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An economist argues that the fight for the European project is between the spirit of democracy and the power of wealth.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3
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With his new book, Marcus locates a hidden history of America in just three strange songs, all of them worthy of obsession and homage.

Bought by KVSC, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Sparkling London was a spot of deep “Remain” yellow. But it has been indicted by the towns and villages that no longer recognize themselves in the ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, RadioFreePalmer, WCAI / WNAN, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 05, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 4
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She’s become the default choice—the option that isn’t chaos.

Bought by WUFT, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WEZU, KMXT, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Halftime 2016. We're on the psychiatrist's couch with novelist Marilynne Robinson and others.

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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For decades we’ve worried about an epidemic of sexual assault at American colleges. Have we made real progress toward solving the problem?

Bought by KZYX, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In 2016, are we witnessing too much people power or too little?

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Beach reading and classic literature intersect in one long literary shocker. We're discussing the “Neapolitan Novels” of Elena Ferrante.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 3
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Confucius raises self-cultivation to the pursuit of a lifetime. Every encounter is a learning experience; every mundane action is a ritual to be pe...

Bought by WLPR, WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The history of the 1916 Easter Rising—and of the Irish republic that rose from it—is a mixed bag.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Myles has spent the last forty years as a queer and feminist icon, who’d like to be known not as she or he, but as a complex they, “the gender of E...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WMUU-LP, and WRPI


  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3