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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 Radio Open Source

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    • 4.5, 868 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

4.5 out of 5
868 Ratings

868 Ratings

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Johnny Hodges

The show on Johnny Hodges, the great alto saxaphonist, was, like Hodges’s own work, a masterpiece of sensitivity, inquiry and grace. Thank you.

SF CA Lin ,

Great Radio Program. I love this guy Chris his depth always provocative

Great radio program - ideas, music, literature, drama, politics !! Thank You
Chris Lydon !!!

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Wide ranging, thought-provoking

Unlike many podcasts, there is no set subject here, nor does it play to whatever current hot topic is dominating the mediascape. Just every week, for one hour, you’ll get a really good discussion that will take you in unexpected directions. As good on art, music, and philosophy as it is on politics, history, & technology. Open Source always offers voices and perspectives that you won’t hear elsewhere.

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