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.

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon

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235 Pieces

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A conversation with David Bromwich, Jill Lepore, David Bosworth, Briahna Gray, and Mark Blyth.

Bought by KICI, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Now-Departed Whitey Bulger

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


  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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War, influence, and imperialism in the Middle East

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


  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Historian David Blight on his new biography of Frederick Douglass.

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Apocalypse 2040

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A Doomsday Prophet in the Age of Trump

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Jill Lepore School of History

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


  • Added: Sep 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 5
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The Catholic Church's Clerical Errors

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, WLPR, KALW, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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It's not only a game anymore...

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The real Resistance is at work.

Bought by KWIT, KSFR, WLPR, KKRN, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation about the Grenfell Tower fire with Andrew O'Hagan of the London Review of Books

Bought by KICI, WMUU-LP, and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Pressley, Capuano, and the Future of Progressive Politics in MA-7.

Bought by KVNF, KICI, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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From "Sorry to Bother You" and "Random Acts of Flyness" to "Lemonade," a new wave of black popular culture has arrived.

Bought by WLPR, KSFR, KWMR, KWIT, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This is a story of where music comes from, what it means, and who owns it.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KALW, WLPR, KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Otis Redding’s five magnificent years in showbiz transformed the sound of soul music. His grainy, growling, and “squawking” voice kept the music ro...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR, KALW, KWIT, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 9
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The jobs are back. It’s the work that feels fishy: so much of it paid but pointless; safe and even secure, but often un-satisfying if you were loo...

Bought by KSFR, KWIT, WCQS, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Calling on the spies we know best – all of them fictional – to explain the Helsinki summit: If it was spy-craft in plain sight, what would James Bo...

Bought by WCQS, KSFR, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Grenfell Tower was that giant pillar of public housing on the West side of London that went up in flames a year ago. Suddenly it was a smoky chemi...

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Your friends and other experts will tell you the songs and sounds that are new and hot. What the music makers are happier telling you is: what’s ol...

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


  • Added: Jul 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:07
  • Purchases: 7
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The shock of migrant kids-in-cages on our border with Mexico is surfacing tough questions if you’re willing to look back at our history and ahead t...

Bought by KSFR, WLPR, KWIT, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7