Radio Open Source-logo

Radio Open Source

Podcasts >

A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

A public radio show with Christopher Lydon
More Information

Location:

Cambridge, MA

Description:

A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

Language:

English

Contact:

(617) 353-0692


Episodes

Tech-Master Disaster: Part One

9/12/2019
More
The late Jeffrey Epstein stands for at least three levels of mystery: the man himself, a boastful sex offender, convicted of preying on under-age women; second, there’s his money machine and its unsavory connections with ... The post Tech-Master Disaster: Part One appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:01

Pick Your Populism

9/5/2019
More
Mark Blyth is that noisy wise-guy on speed in our portable Glasgow pub, and he’s locating our anxieties about a world at sea. Where we’re at, he is sputtering loud and clear, is between populisms ... The post Pick Your Populism appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:45:20

Toni Morrison

9/4/2019
More
We’ve been reflecting on Toni Morrison and her legacy, and so we’re thinking of Chris’s interview with her back on The Connection. Here from our archives is that interview, which was occasioned by Morrison’s 1997 ... The post Toni Morrison appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:49:45

Tom Reney’s Discs for a Desert Island

8/22/2019
More
The jazz DJ Tom Reney has been telling people for 40 years about the true American art form. This hour he’s telling people about himself for a change: the inner life of a taste-maker, in ... The post Tom Reney’s Discs for a Desert Island appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:05:47

Ah Bartleby! Ah Humanity!

8/15/2019
More
Herman Melville, at his 200th birthday, is the American Shakespeare if only for his epic prose poem Moby Dick, or The Whale. That’s Maximum Melville; we’re celebrating, instead, his short story “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” It’s the ... The post Ah Bartleby! Ah Humanity! appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:39:07

Tarantino’s 9th

8/8/2019
More
Spoiler alert! (Really.) The big movie to reckon with this summer may be as much about the mood of 2019 as about the Helter-Skelter 1960s. It’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth ... The post Tarantino’s 9th appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:37

A Politics of Love

8/1/2019
More
It’s been Marianne Williamson’s week in the presidential campaign, by the new metrics of Tweets (running less and less snarky), and Google searches asking who is this ageless New Ager, this fount of love and toughness, ... The post A Politics of Love appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:13

Fuhgedaboutit

7/25/2019
More
“You must remember this,” the songwriter said, but is it ever that simple? Same for all the admonitions: never to forget. Really, never? Lewis Hyde is back, the wisdom-writer and provocateur, to wonder if we’ve ... The post Fuhgedaboutit appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:45

Middlemarch at the Beach

7/18/2019
More
Middlemarch, a novel by the woman who gave herself a man’s by-line, “George Eliot,” may be the most honored masterpiece you’ve been avoiding all your life. Here’s the point: read it this summer. You’re ready ... The post Middlemarch at the Beach appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:39:33

Casino Capital

7/11/2019
More
Casino gambling makes an odd fit with old bean-and-codfish Boston, even with Boston today: the best big college town in the country, the leading edge of genomic medicine, the home address of sports champions and ... The post Casino Capital appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:32

Adventures in D Flat

7/4/2019
More
Composer Matt Aucoin stands for the proposition that the kid playing baseball next door in Medfield, Massachusetts, can grow up to be all music, all the time: mind, heart, spirit, to his fingertips. He remembers ... The post Adventures in D Flat appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:41:23

Africa, Maine

6/27/2019
More
Migrants from the Congo and Angola, by way of Texas, stepping off buses in Portland, Maine, by the hundreds, taking shelter and sleeping on cots on a hardwood floor built for professional basketball? You’ve seen ... The post Africa, Maine appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:19

23 and You

6/20/2019
More
The Democratic debates are going to feel like a long weekend with the whole extended family: grandfather figures banging the table, no-nonsense women in the clan taking the old guys to task; up-start kids you ... The post 23 and You appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:59:53

Who Killed the American Century?

6/13/2019
More
Richard Holbrooke makes a case study in American power. He had a diplomatic career, starting in Vietnam, of heroic ambition and hyperactive persistence. He had a peace-making triumph that ended the Balkan wars, then a ... The post Who Killed the American Century? appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:44:15

Tiananmen Square and China’s 1980s

6/6/2019
More
China in the 1980s can sound like a Paradise Lost—paradise crushed by tanks on Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, paradise erased by massacre and state propaganda ever since, an unmarked memory hole. Except that people ... The post Tiananmen Square and China’s 1980s appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:39:12

Beyond Stonewall: From Power to Pride

5/30/2019
More
The Stonewall Uprising, fifty years ago, was chapter one in modern LGBTQ history. It was rough and ready in New York. It was sexy and often celebratory in the San Francisco version. In Boston, true ... The post Beyond Stonewall: From Power to Pride appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:44:32

At Home in Japan with Pico Iyer

5/23/2019
More
Pico Iyer once described himself as “a global village on two legs.” He’s the writing champion of cosmopolitan consciousness who lived awhile inside the Los Angeles airport just to feel the great stream of humanity, ... The post At Home in Japan with Pico Iyer appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:44:55

John Bolton’s War?

5/16/2019
More
Three guys walk into a bar in the Middle East. A Saudi: bin Salman. An Israeli called Bibi. An American—call him Donald. They all know one thing deeper than deep: they hated that nuclear deal ... The post John Bolton’s War? appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:40:52

Amazing Aretha

5/2/2019
More
Aretha Franklin made you believe you were hearing both heaven and earth. Her voice was not of this world: it was “a gift of God,” people have said. She was the reason women want to ... The post Amazing Aretha appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:49:48

Russiagate, Unredacted

4/18/2019
More
A conversation about collusion, obstruction of justice, and the full Mueller Report with Seth Berman, Andy Bacevich, and David Bromwich. A second chance for Mueller Report to pin a Russian tale on Donald Trump’s election ... The post Russiagate, Unredacted appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:15