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Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon

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Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon

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Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics

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Wagner and Wagnerism

Richard Wagner, man and musician, was the embodiment of excess—too much of a good thing if you loved him, something worse if you didn’t. Those weren’t just operas he was writing, but total works of ...

50 min5 d ago
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Wagner and Wagnerism

Look on the Blyth Side

Mark Blyth is stumped. He’s the people’s economist who speaks the people’s language through his thick working-class Scottish accent. He hasn’t gone silent in the pandemic ruins of our prosperity. He’s as noisy as ever, ...

49 min1 w ago
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Look on the Blyth Side

The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

This week, we’re replaying the conversation with Lawrence Weschler about his friend Oliver Sacks (it first aired on October 10, 2019). Oliver Sacks was the beloved doctor of strong souls in afflicted bodies. He was ...

50 min2 w ago
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The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

The Unmaking of America

Did you believe the investor Warren Buffett (net worth $80 billion) when he let down his guard a bit and said, “There’s class warfare, all right . . . and it’s my class, the rich ...

50 min3 w ago
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The Unmaking of America

Moby-Dick in 2020

Here’s why we read Moby-Dick—for the first time? for the eleventh time?— because it’s the Great American Novel about now, in 2020 more than ever. The giant fish story from Herman Melville in 1850 holds ...

50 minAUG 20
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Moby-Dick in 2020

Casino Capital

Enjoy our casino show, which first aired on July 11, 2019. 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 ...

50 minAUG 14
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Casino Capital

American Autocracy

The late innings of Donald Trump’s four-year campaign in the White House come to look stranger than the big-league baseball season—both of which are in the deep shadow of the pandemic (13 St. Louis Cardinals ...

49 minAUG 7
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American Autocracy

Nicholson Baker Searches for Secrets

Nicholson Baker, prose writer beyond category, has a new book for COVID time, speaking directly to the dread of weaponized biology as only Nick Baker could treat it, in history and in his head. This ...

--JUL 31
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Nicholson Baker Searches for Secrets

The Next Generation

Everybody knows the force of Black Lives Matter by now; many millions have been touched directly. But what do you know about Sisters Unchained, or Families for Justice as Healing, or Say Her Name, or ...

49 minJUL 24
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The Next Generation

A Public Conversation Gone Sour

The All-American Thinking Class is beside itself: under pressure inside and out. It is a target already in Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, for lock-step conformity, he says, against “our magnificent liberty.” But the intelligentsia has ...

50 minJUL 17
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A Public Conversation Gone Sour

Latest Episodes

Wagner and Wagnerism

Richard Wagner, man and musician, was the embodiment of excess—too much of a good thing if you loved him, something worse if you didn’t. Those weren’t just operas he was writing, but total works of ...

50 min5 d ago
Comments
Wagner and Wagnerism

Look on the Blyth Side

Mark Blyth is stumped. He’s the people’s economist who speaks the people’s language through his thick working-class Scottish accent. He hasn’t gone silent in the pandemic ruins of our prosperity. He’s as noisy as ever, ...

49 min1 w ago
Comments
Look on the Blyth Side

The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

This week, we’re replaying the conversation with Lawrence Weschler about his friend Oliver Sacks (it first aired on October 10, 2019). Oliver Sacks was the beloved doctor of strong souls in afflicted bodies. He was ...

50 min2 w ago
Comments
The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

The Unmaking of America

Did you believe the investor Warren Buffett (net worth $80 billion) when he let down his guard a bit and said, “There’s class warfare, all right . . . and it’s my class, the rich ...

50 min3 w ago
Comments
The Unmaking of America

Moby-Dick in 2020

Here’s why we read Moby-Dick—for the first time? for the eleventh time?— because it’s the Great American Novel about now, in 2020 more than ever. The giant fish story from Herman Melville in 1850 holds ...

50 minAUG 20
Comments
Moby-Dick in 2020

Casino Capital

Enjoy our casino show, which first aired on July 11, 2019. 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 ...

50 minAUG 14
Comments
Casino Capital

American Autocracy

The late innings of Donald Trump’s four-year campaign in the White House come to look stranger than the big-league baseball season—both of which are in the deep shadow of the pandemic (13 St. Louis Cardinals ...

49 minAUG 7
Comments
American Autocracy

Nicholson Baker Searches for Secrets

Nicholson Baker, prose writer beyond category, has a new book for COVID time, speaking directly to the dread of weaponized biology as only Nick Baker could treat it, in history and in his head. This ...

--JUL 31
Comments
Nicholson Baker Searches for Secrets

The Next Generation

Everybody knows the force of Black Lives Matter by now; many millions have been touched directly. But what do you know about Sisters Unchained, or Families for Justice as Healing, or Say Her Name, or ...

49 minJUL 24
Comments
The Next Generation

A Public Conversation Gone Sour

The All-American Thinking Class is beside itself: under pressure inside and out. It is a target already in Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, for lock-step conformity, he says, against “our magnificent liberty.” But the intelligentsia has ...

50 minJUL 17
Comments
A Public Conversation Gone Sour
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