Open Source with Christopher Lydon

50 EpisodesProduced by Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics

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Hothouse Earth

October 12th, 2018

50:13

A conversation with Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, environmental policy expert Adil Najam, and social and political theorist Ajay Singh Chaudhary.

Farewell Tour

October 4th, 2018

50:11

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, …

A Less Perfect Union

September 28th, 2018

49:53

“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 …

Original Sin

September 21st, 2018

50:12

The Roman Catholic Church is staring transfixed at a cascading scandal of crime and non-punishment. Sex crimes by priests against children are …

Game, Set, Match!

September 14th, 2018

50:05

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 …

A New Labor Movement

September 7th, 2018

49:59

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 world? Is it the …

The Democratic Divide

August 24th, 2018

50:13

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 …

Black Film, White Voice

August 16th, 2018

50:18

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 …

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

August 12th, 2018

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