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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

We post regular broadcast hours for public radio.

Full-length conversations are available via podcast or at radioopensource.org

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Pieces

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After two years, three “final” deadlines, and a cabinet-level bike wreck, we have a deal with Iran. It feels like a time to celebrate. This week, w...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Schuller, who died last week at 89, was a prodigious, captivated, sometimes cantankerous prisoner of every kind of modern music: between Beethoven ...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
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It’s the rare writer who can pick up where Albert Camus — master of midcentury philosophy and fiction — left off in the modern classic, The Outside...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KMUN


  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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The New Yorker's book critic speaks with Christopher Lydon for our podcast about life-changing works of literature. From Virginia Woolf to Teju Cole.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 33:00
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In an encyclical letter, Pope Francis himself will intervene next week on the global story of climate change, bringing scientific and moral authori...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KZYX


  • Added: Jun 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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The best of American poets and the worst of American wars met head-on 150 years ago this summer in Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps, his reflections on nur...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jun 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Seven years after the credit crunch, we know the markets have rebounded. Executive pay is back up; the public sector’s still shrinking relatively a...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Both our guests Eric Foner and Heather Cox Richardson want to shout it from the rooftops: the little-known history of Reconstruction is where the s...

Bought by WRPI


  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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The Democrats’ revolt against President Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership has everything to do with the “giant sucking sound” of job loss echoing o...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle is sweeping the world in six volumes and 3,600 pages. It’s the novelized memory of a mostly ordinary Scandinavian...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: May 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Seymour Hersh, Noam Chomsky, and Christian Appy on the legacy of Vietnam.

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: May 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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The People’s Republic has arrived and is applying for co-trusteeship of the globe. We got a good look at the co-trustee, China’s enigmatic presiden...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KZYX


  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Barney Frank’s new memoir, Frank, reflects on U.S. politics and culture over 50 years, 1965 to 2015. We’re putting our podcast conversation here in...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 43:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Our guest David Blight reminds us that Americans are re-fighting the Civil War 150 years after it ended. Historians, he said, “buried the questions...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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From the great Bach’s hand, two masterpieces of church theater survive. Both tell the trial and crucifixion of Jesus, one from the gospel of Matthe...

Bought by WABE and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Michael Lewis, the great tale-spinner in the Second Gilded Age in America, says that, after the latest financial crisis, "dissatisfaction is homele...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 23:41
  • Purchases: 2
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We're asking the $64,000 question: can we build a more crash-proof, less leveraged, more equitable financial system? Our guest Jeremy Allaire would...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Mar 31, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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As a scholar and a father, Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson has spent his career puzzling over the “immutable force” in American race relation...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re revisiting the Attica prison revolt in 1971. It began as a civil rights protest and ended in a massacre when Governor Nelson Rockefeller orde...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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For our podcast, we're taking a trip to Brooklyn with the graffiti genius Ganzeer, who's talking art as social commentary—Concept Pop, as he calls ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 24:33
  • Purchases: 3