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

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Pieces

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Gil Rose, conductor of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, tells the history of George Antheil's wild musical experiment from 1924, the Ballet Méc...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 05:43
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re looking inside the Islamic State: as a phenomenon and as America’s latest enemy in the endless war on terror. Do we know who they are, or how...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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We’re looking at liberal Zionism, enduring a crisis after a brutal summer in Gaza. It’s prompted handwringing for American Jews and Israelis who ar...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 3
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What in James Joyce's Ulysses was so dangerously obscene? And why were the novel's greatest champions women? Chris Lydon talks with Kevin Birmingha...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 11:54
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What does it mean when people can get rich without political freedom? New Yorker writer Evan Osnos spent eight years in China covering the nation's...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 08:57
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Pianist Vijay Iyer revisits his musical role models, and wonders: Where is jazz headed in a new century?

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 18:39
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Is American democracy broken — are we being well-represented, or not? If not, why not? And what’s to do about it?

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2014
  • Length: 52:05
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How did composers react to the violence of The First World War? We're listening to musicians who defined a modern era.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:31
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Out of the mire and death of World War One, even before the shooting stops, comes the strangest thing: the novel of the century.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:27
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Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Job in Suck City, reads his poem "Embrace Noir."

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 01:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Job in Suck City, reads a poem about the late guitarist and songwriter Lou Reed.

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:33
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We’re talking the causes and consequences of what MIT professor Stephen van Evera calls “the war that poisoned a century.” We’re still putting out ...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Novelist Helen Oyeyemi reads from her dreamy, fairy-tale-inspired novel and reflects on themes of beauty and race.

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 07:21
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Why do books so often turn to music? Richard Powers, author of a new, music-filled novel Orfeo, speaks to the strength of songs and symphonies, inc...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 12:57
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When and where were you happiest? Novelist Helen Oyeyemi answers a modified version of the Proust Questionnaire, a set of questions made famous by ...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:03
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Open Source in 2001 with John Updike, reflecting on and reading from his novella Rabbit Remembered, the last in a five-part series about an America...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 03:50
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How do you end an endless war? Thirty years ago Jimmy Carter declared the Persian Gulf a "vital" focus of American foreign policy. Since then, U.S....

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2014
  • Length: 58:36
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Not perhaps since Alexander Solzhenitsyn in the Soviet Gulag has there been a dissenting artist who got to be as famous as the government that houn...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 39:42
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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
  • Purchases: 1