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***NOTE WE ARE ON VACATION FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. NEW CONTENT FRIDAY, JAN. 6***

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.

Pieces

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Open Source is in New Delhi with two stars of the writing class. Namita Gokhale is a novelist, publisher, and sparkplug of the Indian literary boom...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Isabel Wilkerson is the epic tale teller of the Great Migration of Southern black people that remade America — sound, substance and spirit — in the...

Bought by KWMR, WCAI / WNAN, 90.5 WSNC, WSKG, WRPI and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2011
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 6
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This hour brings politics with Chris Hedges and poetry with Damion Searls. Chris Hedges' new book recounts The Death of the Liberal Class. And the ...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 23, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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We're talking with Kwame Anthony Appiah and C.K. Williams this week. The philosopher and storyteller Kwame Anthony Appiah at Princeton is on the tr...

Bought by KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 16, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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James Kaplan has a fresh take on the life of Frank Sinatra, the iconic—maybe the greatest—performing artist of the American Century, with more and ...

Bought by WUIS, KREV-LP, WCPN, KUOW, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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We're talking politics and poetry with Noam Chomsky and C.D. Wright. Noam Chomsky is on an upbeat about American views on war and imperialism, and ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 04, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Election day is closing in, and Jill Lepore has a hip historian's take on the question: What Would the Founding Fathers Do? Jill Lepore says there'...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
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It's a New England poetry hour, starting with Amherst's Emily Dickinson by way of Helen Vendler, the closest of close readers of poetry, and ending...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 14, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week the conversation moves from Kabul to Paris, as we talk with John Mearsheimer, the foreign policy "realist" from the University of Chicago...

Bought by WMNF, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 07, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we're talking with the soldier-turned-author of Washington Rules, Andrew Bacevich. Then we sit down at the piano with the jazz improv sta...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Sep 23, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Christopher Lydon is in conversation hour with Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. His superb biog...

Bought by Prairie Public, KFOK-LPFM, KUOW, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4