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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.



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Open Source with Christopher Lydon Brown University

    • Arts
    • 4.6, 18 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
psychoanalyst ,

Priceless insight

To my mind, the best social/political podcast bar none. But that simple characterization does not do it justice. Try it out: choose any Open Source podcast that strikes your fancy and odds are high that it will surpirse you with its revelatory intelligence-- insights abound, as do the thoughtful explanations of current crises. And too, there are wonderful visits with authors, singers, musicians, artists, and the like. It's an addiction worth having.

janac77 ,

we've missed Chris

I've been listening on and off to Radio Open Source via WBUR over the last few years (the "off" part is to due the fact that WBUR airs it at odd times.) After the 2016 election, I thought, I need to hear an intelligent conversation with Chris Lydon and his fellow smart folks to help me get a grip with what's happening. I knew I could trust him to not be alarmist, but approach the subject with a philosophical approach that other people just aren't capable of. We've missed you Chris, and are so happy that you're back on the air.

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