Radio 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

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The jobless economy: a fully automated, engineered, robotic system that doesn’t need YOU, or me either. Anything we can do, machines can do better ...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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With hundreds of Earth-like planets discovered over the past few years, it’s fair to say we’re on the verge of finding alien life. Two new programs...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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The borders that divide up our modern world hinge, sometimes, on decisions that have stopped making sense. The Middle East is still suffering from ...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
  • Purchases: 2
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On the news of the latest information from Edward Snowden, we're catching up with what the government knows about us and what Google, Facebook and ...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:18
  • Purchases: 1
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We're living in a surveillance state, in the eerie transparency of our words and deeds, 24/7, all of us, under suspicion or not; the presumption of...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 06:40
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Fritz Pleitgen is a journalist who covered the Stasi in East Germany during the 1980s. He explains how one lives and acts in a surveillance state.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:28
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Ashkan Soltani is a researcher for The Washington Post, who broke many of the NSA surveillance stories from the Edward Snowden leak. He tells us ab...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:06
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Benjamen Walker, radio producer/host of the Theory of Everything podcast, explains how the book "1984" started in the year 1984.

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:56
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It’s the artists — from Orwell of Nineteen Eighty-Four, to Philip Dick and Margaret Atwood, to Trevor Paglen and Banksy — who raise the big questio...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer discusses Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, and John Coltrane.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 05:09
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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. At the end of June, 1964, Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., ...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 06:43
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We've discovered some old gems in our radio archives and sprinkled them through a conversation with John Updike's biographer, Adam Begley, for our ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
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In February 1996, David Foster Wallace came to Boston. He was the not-quite recognized writer of the massive book, Infinite Jest, which was just be...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 36:36
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Where is jazz headed in a new century? With the pianist Vijay Iyer as guide, newly tenured as a professor at Harvard, it tends toward the experimen...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
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Derek Bok is the only two-time president of Harvard University, which is to say he has twice reinvented the management of the oldest, richest, mayb...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:06
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We’re speaking with a hot name in disruptive innovation, Sebastian Thrun. He’s part of our conversation on hacking higher education. He’s the foun...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:03
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For the perspective of experience and solid accomplishment, we're asking two pros in the middle of enviable careers what they learned in and out of...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:08
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Liz McMillen is the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:17
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China is in its own gilded age says The New Yorker writer Evan Osnos, into a second generation of ultra-modern tech, a still-developing country bri...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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David Bromwich introduces us to the conservative hero Edmund Burke, the 18th-century British statesman who befriended the American Revolution, hate...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
  • Purchases: 1