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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

Ask us to make your station a custom promo! Contact us at info@radioopensource.org.

Series

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30 Pieces

Everything but the broadcast hours.

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291 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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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
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A conversation with Richard Powers, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, and Ned Friedman about trees.

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


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about collusion, obstruction of justice, and the full Mueller Report with Seth Berman, Andy Bacevich, and David Bromwich.

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


  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation on art, architecture, and design with Tamar Avishai, Peter Chermayeff, Ann Beha, and Sebastian Smee.

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


  • Added: Apr 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with the bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about Russiagate with Masha Gessen, Matt Taibbi, Jill Abramson, Aaron Maté, and Nicholson Baker

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Greg Grandin, Valeria Luiselli, and John Lanchester.

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about AI and moral complexity with Sally Haslanger, Susan Silbey, and Yarden Katz.

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


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with John Kaag and Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen on Nietzsche, philosophy, and life.

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


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7