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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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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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280 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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An examination of techno-fundamentalism at MIT, with Siva Vaidhyanathan, Susan Silbey, Seth Mnookin, and Sally Haslanger.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A conversation with Evgeny Morozov about the dangers of techno-capitalism, at MIT and beyond.

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


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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 WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KICI, KALW and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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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