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A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

Location:

Cambridge, MA

Description:

A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

Language:

English

Contact:

(617) 353-0692


Episodes

The Soul of Care

2/20/2020
Arthur Kleinman is a name that comes up again and again when you search around our big college town of Boston / Cambridge for people asking the great human questions, about our lived experience — ... The post The Soul of Care appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:46

Malcolm X in Boston and Beyond

2/13/2020
The life of Malcolm X is the classic hero’s journey, in a setting we almost know: a story of anointment, dedication, fate, faith, family, incredible risk and reversals. There was spontaneous poetry in it, enough ... The post Malcolm X in Boston and Beyond appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:44:52

The New Hampshire Primary

2/6/2020
Say what you will about the cranky-Yankee New Hampshire primary, in a remote, mostly white state in the shape of a dunce cap on the map of New England. It’s still the place where presidential ... The post The New Hampshire Primary appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:44

The Age of Illusions

1/30/2020
Soldier and citizen, Andrew Bacevich is the overqualified expert who turns the standard take on our distress inside out. It’s not President Trump that divides us, Bacevich says. Rather, Trump got to be president because ... The post The Age of Illusions appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:41:42

Greta Gerwig Meets Louisa May Alcott

1/23/2020
In the Oscar-excitement around the new Little Women, director Greta Gerwig has a note for all of us: her hero at the party is still the woman who wrote the book a hundred and fifty ... The post Greta Gerwig Meets Louisa May Alcott appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:39:19

The Costs of War

1/16/2020
A trillion dollars here, a trillion dollars there — pretty soon, as the man said, you’re talking real money. But you’re not even close to counting the costs of the US “forever wars” in the ... The post The Costs of War appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:41

2020 Hindsight on Iraq

1/9/2020
We have a formal stand-down, meaning no war this week, between the US and Iran. On the long horizon of empires, rising and falling, it looks like an interval of restraint between hubris and nemesis—the ancient ... The post 2020 Hindsight on Iraq appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:19

The Inimitable Johnny Hodges

1/2/2020
There’s a big difference between the two greatest jazz stars on the alto horn. Charlie Parker had imitators without number; Johnny Hodges was simply inimitable. Parker, known as Bird, broke frontiers of speed, harmonic invention, ... The post The Inimitable Johnny Hodges appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:35:11

Ben Lerner’s Literary Charge

12/26/2019
This week we have an Open Source literary treat. It’s our producer Adam Colman in conversation with Ben Lerner, the MacArthur Genius who speaks as a poet, theorist, and storyteller in everything he writes. Ben ... The post Ben Lerner’s Literary Charge appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:46:24

Labour’s Love Lost

12/19/2019
Britain’s long, lurching political campaign of self-discovery, on the eve of ours in 2020, was a shocker. Thunder on the right, collapse on the left, bye-bye to Europe and banging the door on the way ... The post Labour’s Love Lost appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:57

Impeachment Lite

12/13/2019
The impeachment season just opening begins to look like a required scandalous course for citizens on how your government actually works, and as the New York Times noted this week, it will not be pretty. ... The post Impeachment Lite appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:42:19

Origin Stories

12/5/2019
Origin stories can be educated guesses, or leaps of collective imagination as to who we are, how we got to this point. The Big Bang is one kind, Adam and Eve make another. 1492 and ... The post Origin Stories appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:54

Hong Kong Crackdown

11/21/2019
“May you live in interesting times” was never in fact a Chinese curse. It’s a modern American cliché that could work as a caption on both China and the US as 2019 winds down. We’ve ... The post Hong Kong Crackdown appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:44:40

Billionaire Noir

11/15/2019
The most honored movie of the year looks to be Parasite, from Korea, about the soul-crushing advance of mega-wealth and the heartbreak of poor people with a dream of catching up. From the Pacific Rim, ... The post Billionaire Noir appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:44:02

In Hoffa’s Shadow

11/7/2019
Jimmy Hoffa will never be found, and won’t be forgotten either. What was it about the Teamster tough guy that’s more compelling 45 years after his perfect-crime murder than in his larger-than-life career? He was ... The post In Hoffa’s Shadow appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:45:28

Lovecraft Country

10/31/2019
H. P. Lovecraft’s frightful horror fiction—dated between Edgar Allan Poe’s and Stephen King’s—is the weirdest of the weird. Lovecraft found ravenous, man-eating rats in the walls and foundations of our houses, and in our hearts ... The post Lovecraft Country appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:39:23

Monopoly vs. Democracy

10/24/2019
It’s new for most Americans that we’re embarrassed by our democracy. We don’t know where it went wrong, or whether it’ll survive. Matt Stoller explains it this way: we’ve come to do politics the way ... The post Monopoly vs. Democracy appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:39

Harold Bloom’s Spark

10/17/2019
Harold Bloom sat for 60 inspired, combative years at the high table of the All-American book group. His passing this week can be said to mark the extinction of a very rare breed. He was ... The post Harold Bloom’s Spark appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:00

The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

10/10/2019
Oliver Sacks was the beloved doctor of strong souls in afflicted bodies. He was a neurologist with an eye for the invisible, the medical detective who found himself addicted to his patients in the back ... The post The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:09

Impeach This

10/3/2019
The impeachment treatment for Donald Trump looks already an ultimate fighting contest with a nasty guy who makes up his own rules. We’re thinking it through this hour. Do you credit Nancy Pelosi with a ... The post Impeach This appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:41:40