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A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

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

Thelonious Monk at 100

10/12/2017
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Robin Kelley’s superb biography brings the Thelonious Monk story back from the ragged edge to the creative center of American music. And, on the pianist’s 100th birthday, it brings my reading year to a blessedly loving, ... The post Thelonious Monk at 100 appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:58:59


Adapting to Disaster

10/5/2017
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An eerie suspense hangs over this Post-Puerto Rico moment. Seas rising, spirits falling. Awareness dawning, self-destruction by carbon, full-steaming ahead. This week, we’re staring down climate dystopias with a motley crew of imaginative thinkers.The “cli-fi” novelist ... The post Adapting to Disaster appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:38:37


Karl Ove Knausgaard on Art and Loneliness

10/3/2017
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Karl Ove Knausgaard wrote a 6-volume selfie that a lot of us can’t stop reading. My Struggle he called it, looking inward and talking to himself for thousands of pages. Autumn, his new book, is ... The post Karl Ove Knausgaard on Art and Loneliness appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:30:33


Unnatural Disaster

9/28/2017
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Puerto Rico, a territory of three-and-a-half million US citizens, is unplugged, de-sheltered and desperate for months to come. This tiny little island in the Caribbean, with more people than the Dakotas, Wyoming, Alaska and Vermont ... The post Unnatural Disaster appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:38:15


Rethinking Schools in the DeVos Era

9/21/2017
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Betsy Devos’s “Rethinking School” tour can feel like a mission to dismantle the whole system, public schools first. Choice, charters and change are DeVos’s keynotes, along with a call for more and more crushing competition. ... The post Rethinking Schools in the DeVos Era appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:05:37


Claire Messud: Best Friends…For Now

9/20/2017
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Claire Messud is a novelist of social nuance, especially concerning the crushable inner lives of girls. You could say her new book The Burning Girl, is a suburban Boston version of Elena Ferrante’s Linu and Lena ... The post Claire Messud: Best Friends…For Now appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:18:23


Mutually Assured Madness

9/14/2017
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At the brink of who knows what with North Korea, we seem to be back on the scary ledge as in the old Cold War cartoon: enemy rock-climbers hanging off a cliff by the same ... The post Mutually Assured Madness appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:03:45


John Ashbery Is You

9/7/2017
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John Ashbery seemed to lower, not raise, his voice when he spoke his poems. “Hammer and tongs, as it were, tended to drive ideas and meanings away,” he thought. “They only come back in when ... The post John Ashbery Is You appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:01:37


Amiri Baraka: Ennobled by Coltrane

8/31/2017
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Amiri Baraka‘s death prompts me to repost a conversation we had about the music of John Coltrane, which inspired Baraka and ennobled the ambitions of his Black Arts movement. “Trane was our flag,” Baraka remembered ... The post Amiri Baraka: Ennobled by Coltrane appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:19:23


Akhil Sharma’s Life of Adventure and Delight

8/23/2017
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Akhil Sharma is a magician with language, on the page and in what feels for me anyway like instantly intimate conversation. He walks into my living room and immediately he’s teaching me something about myself. ... The post Akhil Sharma’s Life of Adventure and Delight appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:29:26


The Plague of Fascism in America

8/17/2017
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It’s plague time in America. We’ve reacquainted ourselves with the wannabe centurions of white supremacy: their faces, their weapons, their torches. We have a new notion of what homegrown American fascism could look like in the ... The post The Plague of Fascism in America appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:49:54


Harder, Better, Faster, CRISPR

8/10/2017
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The dawn of a new age flashed across the news this summer – dateline Oregon: scientists from the US, China and South Korea together had tweaked the genes of a living human embryo to correct ... The post Harder, Better, Faster, CRISPR appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:42:54


This is Your Brain on Trump

8/3/2017
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If you can believe your eyes, and ears, your screens, your Twitter feed, this is your mind, your country, our very public American life, “on Trump.” There is no following this story, this confounding condition, this ... The post This is Your Brain on Trump appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:56:15


Billy Bragg’s Guide to the Music of Dissent

7/27/2017
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Billy Bragg has been the premier troubadour for British radicalism for more than thirty years: a democratic socialist with a guitar and a steadfast commitment to fighting fascism, racism, and homophobia.He was the voice of the ... The post Billy Bragg’s Guide to the Music of Dissent appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:09:42


The Coming Crisis in Opioid Nation

7/20/2017
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The Opioid epidemic running rampant this summer has a 30-year back story and a grisly punch-line for 2017: drug deaths this year alone are heading toward the US death toll in Vietnam over ten years. ... The post The Coming Crisis in Opioid Nation appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:57:49


The Concord Circle & the Birth of American Philosophy

7/13/2017
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Henry David Thoreau on his 200th birthday has invited us back to his woodsy, watery old town of Concord, Massachusetts where crystalline American prose was born and grew up. “The biggest little place in America,” ... The post The Concord Circle & the Birth of American Philosophy appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:01:31


Walden & the Natural World of Transcendentalism

7/6/2017
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Henry David Thoreau, our specimen of American genius in nature, wrote famously short, and long. “Simplify,” in a one-word sentence of good advice. But then 2-million words on 7-thousand pages in his quotable lifetime journal. ... The post Walden & the Natural World of Transcendentalism appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:51:15


A Wild & Disobedient Life

6/29/2017
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Henry David Thoreau, on his 200th birthday, is an American immortal who got there the hard way – against the grain of his town and his times. By now he’s the heroic non-conformist who modeled ... The post A Wild & Disobedient Life appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:04:50


Philip Roth

6/21/2017
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This is an archive broadcast from May 12, 2006.Philip Roth [David Miller] This Memorial Day weekend we’re talking with Philip Roth about everything. It’s a free-range conversation that gets us beyond the books and into ... The post Philip Roth appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:49:57


We Are Many, They Are Few

6/15/2017
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In the first summer of Trump, 2017, there’s something happening and it feels bigger than the Comey hearings, even Russia-gate. Who knew that a British election with an inconclusive photo finish could re-channel the anger ... The post We Are Many, They Are Few appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:03:22

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