Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Open Source is the world’s longest-running podcast. Christopher Lydon circles the big ideas in culture, the arts and politics with the smartest people in the world. It’s the kind of curious, critical, high-energy conversation we’re all missing nowadays. Be part of the action: leave a voice message to be played on the air; get in touch over Facebook or Twitter; or email us – info@radioopensource.org with show ideas, advice, requests and high-quality criticism.

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Sanders, Socialism, and the Youth Vote


For the election watchers who were dissatisfied after the statistical stalemate in the Iowa caucuses, here’s a result worth wondering over: six to one! That’s the margin by which Iowa Democrats between 18 and 30 ...


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 2016-02-04  49m
 
 

Plot-Twist Politics


In 2016, the presidential election became electric. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have separately disrupted the fixed matchup of another Clinton and another Bush, and flat-footed, for now, the mainstream consensus about everything from who ...


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 2016-01-28  49m
 
 

Timothy Snyder’s Holocaust Warning for Today


Timothy Snyder is a Yale historian who makes waves. Black Earth is his big new interpretation of “the Holocaust: as History and Warning.” He’s arguing, for starters, that the record of killing Jews – when, ...


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 2016-01-25  20m
 
 

Black Mountain College: “The Grass-Roots of Democracy”


In 1933, a group of freethinking American educators and academics took a look at their fresh, interwar world — and set about trying to remake it. They set up a campus in idyllic countryside outside Asheville, North Carolina,


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 2016-01-21  50m
 
 

Empire to Empire: Mary Beard’s Rome


The English classicist and historian, Mary Beard, has become a T.V. star and a bestselling author. SPQR, her new capsule history of the Roman empire, remains hard to find on bookstore and library shelves weeks after its ...


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 2016-01-14  50m
 
 

Our Postmodern Myth: “Star Wars” is Back


There's a big old *spoiler alert* hanging over this whole radio show. You've been warned! We’re beginning 2016 by confronting what is already its biggest cultural phenomenon. The Force Awakens, the latest installment of Star Wars,


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 2016-01-07  50m
 
 

An American Classic: “Fat City”


An Open Source experiment here: Chris Lydon kindly handed off the hosting reins to me for a day, for an interview with Leonard Gardner, author of the classic novel Fat City. — Max Larkin. Imagine ...


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 2016-01-03  23m
 
 

The Art of Wildness


The quote, from Henry David Thoreau, often goes: "In wilderness is the preservation of the world." Turns out Thoreau had been misheard. The real line is: "In wildness is the preservation of the world." - Our guest Jedediah Purdy,


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 2015-12-16  50m
 
 

Prohibition, Then and Now


What do we remember about America's thirteen-year war on alcohol at the end of the First World War? Hollywood reminds us of the glamor of both rum-runners and -drinkers, the psychopathic hubris of Al Capone,


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 2015-12-11  50m
 
 

The New Nativism


It’s been a half century since John F. Kennedy declared this “a nation of immigrants,” since his successor Lyndon Johnson threw open the doors to a broad parade of people from all over the world ...


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 2015-12-03  50m