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A public radio show with Christopher Lydon
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Cambridge, MA

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A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

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English

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(617) 353-0692


Episodes

Midterm Scorecard

11/8/2018
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A conversation with David Bromwich, Jill Lepore, David Bosworth, Briahna Gray, and Mark Blyth. The political armies, red and blue, both won tough battles at the midterm. What plain people got, at a minimum, was ... The post Midterm Scorecard appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Whitey, We Hardly Knew Ye

11/1/2018
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A conversation with Howie Carr, David Boeri, and Richard Marinick. Jimmy Bulger, known as Whitey, was a nasty curse on the old Irish urban village of South Boston. At the same time, he was the ... The post Whitey, We Hardly Knew Ye appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Trouble in the House of Saud

10/25/2018
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A conversation with Stephen Kinzer, Sarah Leah Whitson, Steve Simon, Chas Freeman, and Shireen Al-Adeimi. Speaking of Saudi Arabia, in the ghastly light of Jamal Kashoggi’s dismemberment: what more do we care to know, about ... The post Trouble in the House of Saud appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Behind the “Leonine Gaze” of Frederick Douglass

10/18/2018
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Historian David Blight on his new biography of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass, scarred and tormented seeing men made slaves, set the course of his life to show how a slave became a man. In the ... The post Behind the “Leonine Gaze” of Frederick Douglass appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Hothouse Earth

10/11/2018
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A conversation with Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, environmental policy expert Adil Najam, and social and political theorist Ajay Singh Chaudhary. We’re closer than we knew to falling off the cliff into climate hell – not ... The post Hothouse Earth appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Farewell Tour

10/4/2018
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TDS is the acronym. Trump Derangement Syndrome is the full name: a distaste for Donald Trump so severe that sufferers abandon all logic and reason, all sense of proportion. But what if the breakdown they ... The post Farewell Tour appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

A Less Perfect Union

9/27/2018
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“What’s past is prologue,” Shakespeare’s phrase from “The Tempest,” is carved in stone in front of the National Archive in Washington. Ronald Reagan liked to say that what it means about America is “you ain’t ... The post A Less Perfect Union appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Original Sin

9/20/2018
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The Roman Catholic Church is staring transfixed at a cascading scandal of crime and non-punishment. Sex crimes by priests against children are turning up now in far corners of the world, and a pattern of ... The post Original Sin appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Game, Set, Match!

9/13/2018
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It’s only a game, we used to say, but this season, between the US Open in tennis and pro-football’s opening games, our wide world of sports is an arena for every kind of cultural politics ... The post Game, Set, Match! appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

A New Labor Movement

9/6/2018
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It’s Labor Day week 2018, and “The American Worker” doesn’t fit any single poster shot. Is it the Uber driver – working flex time in the ‘gig’ economy, for a magic dispatcher of taxis around ... The post A New Labor Movement appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:05:23

The Democratic Divide

8/23/2018
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At a madcap mid-point in the Age of Trump, it is the season suddenly of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in the Democratic party. A.O.C. time, for the bold young waitress and straight-ahead socialist who toppled the ... The post The Democratic Divide appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:44

Black Film, White Voice

8/16/2018
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A new wave of black arts has surfaced in the mainstream of American popular culture. It’s not your standard entertainment, and not “art for art’s sake” either. On big screens and tiny ones, in music ... The post Black Film, White Voice appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:17

V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Gloomy Clarity’ about Africa, and Himself (rebroadcast)

8/12/2018
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This interview with V.S. Naipaul was released October 25, 2010. We are re-posting the podcast on the occasion of the author’s death Saturday. V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn’t ... The post V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Gloomy Clarity’ about Africa, and Himself (rebroadcast) appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:22:47

The Soviet Symphonist

8/9/2018
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The Shostakovich story — man and music in the apocalypse of world war and Cold War — seems to get more frightfully irresistible with every remembrance, every new CD in the Boston Symphony’s Grammy winning ... The post The Soviet Symphonist appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:31:37

Bullsh*t Jobs in Boomtime America

7/26/2018
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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 looking for hands-on and heart-felt work that could ... The post Bullsh*t Jobs in Boomtime America appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:03:11

The Siberian Candidate

7/19/2018
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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 Bond or Jason Bourne have seen that we ... The post The Siberian Candidate appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:40:49

The Grenfell Tragedy

7/12/2018
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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 chemical torch in the night, fueled by ... The post The Grenfell Tragedy appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:49

Bill Banfield’s Griot Songs

7/5/2018
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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 old, what abides, what is true, what connects ... The post Bill Banfield’s Griot Songs appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:50:12

Molly Crabapple’s Cosmopolitan Colors

6/29/2018
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Listen fast, podcast people, because the beloved artist-satirist-global muckraker Molly Crabapple talks fast, the same way she draws and paints a sort of carnival of conflict out there: in Syria, in storm-damaged Puerto Rico, in ... The post Molly Crabapple’s Cosmopolitan Colors appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:16:51

Our Borderline Disorder

6/28/2018
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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 to an emerging world disorder. The issues run deep: why ... The post Our Borderline Disorder appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:04:58