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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288 Pieces

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Talking about billionaires in films and on television, with Ty Burr and Erin Schwartz.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KICI, and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside


  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with Jack Goldsmith about Jimmy Hoffa.

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


  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:30
  • Purchases: 7
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A Halloween conversation about H.P. Lovecraft, with Joyce Carol Oates, Paul La Farge, Matt Ruff, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Matthew Stoller about monopoly capitalism.

Bought by KWIT, WMUU-LP, KICI, KALW, KMXT and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Remembering Harold Bloom, with Peter Cole, David Bromwich, Jennifer Lewin, and Rosanna Warren.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KALW, KICI, and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation about the author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, with his friend, Lawrence Weschler.

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


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about the impeachment process with Governor Bill Weld, Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, Matt Taibbi, and Timothy Snyder.

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A visit to the biotech hub, Kendall Square, and conversations with Robin Scheffler and Joanna Radin.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KALW, KMXT, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An examination of techno-fundamentalism at MIT, with Siva Vaidhyanathan, Susan Silbey, Seth Mnookin, and Sally Haslanger.

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Evgeny Morozov about the dangers of techno-capitalism, at MIT and beyond.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, WXAV 88.3FM, WMUU-LP, KICI, KALW and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with political economist Mark Blyth.

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with historian Jill Lepore.

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


  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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A conversation with jazz DJ Tom Reney about his life in music.

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


  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A celebration of Herman Melville's 200th birthday, and a consideration of Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," with Jenny Odell, Nikil Saval, Jay ...

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


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Ty Burr, A.S. Hamrah, and Thomas Doherty about Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and a conversation with Karin...

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


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation about Marianne Williamson with Angie Thurston, Beth Blum, and Dan McKanan.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KWIT, WMUU-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, KICI and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with author Lewis Hyde about the usefulness of forgetting.

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


  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Talking about George Eliot's Middlemarch with Rebecca Mead, Susan Choi, and Rosemarie Bodenheimer.

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


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with the novelist Joshua Cohen about casino culture, following a visit to the new Encore casino in Everett, Massachusetts.

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


  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Music and conversation with composer Matt Aucoin.

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6