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Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon

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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon

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Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics

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Billionaire Noir

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, ...

50 MIN4 d ago
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Billionaire Noir

In Hoffa’s Shadow

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 ...

50 MIN1 w ago
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In Hoffa’s Shadow

Lovecraft Country

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 ...

50 MIN2 w ago
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Lovecraft Country

Monopoly vs. Democracy

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 ...

50 MIN3 w ago
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Monopoly vs. Democracy

Harold Bloom’s Spark

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 ...

50 MINOCT 18
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Harold Bloom’s Spark

The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

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 ...

50 MINOCT 11
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The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

Impeach This

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 ...

50 MINOCT 4
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Impeach This

The CIA’s Covert Chemist

We’re at home with Stephen Kinzer, the longtime reporter of secret U.S. operations in books likeOverthrowandAll the Shah’s Men.Ina new book,Poisoner in Chief, Kinzer looks at a scientist named Sidney Gottlieb and the notorious “mind ...

37 MINOCT 1
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The CIA’s Covert Chemist

Tech-Master Disaster: Part Three

Take a walk through Kendall Square, Cambridge, this hour. It’s the Emerald City of biotechnology—as magical/mysterious as the Land of Oz, but it’s real, too. The new tech of genomic medicine, re-engineering life in wet ...

50 MINSEP 27
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Tech-Master Disaster: Part Three

Tech-Master Disaster: Part Two

It took the late, notorious Jeffrey Epstein to force the conversation, but now MIT can’t stop talking about what money is too dirty to take in the cause of “inventing the future,” as the tarnished ...

49 MINSEP 20
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Tech-Master Disaster: Part Two

Latest Episodes

Billionaire Noir

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, ...

50 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Billionaire Noir

In Hoffa’s Shadow

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 ...

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
In Hoffa’s Shadow

Lovecraft Country

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 ...

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Lovecraft Country

Monopoly vs. Democracy

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 ...

50 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Monopoly vs. Democracy

Harold Bloom’s Spark

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 ...

50 MINOCT 18
Comments
Harold Bloom’s Spark

The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

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 ...

50 MINOCT 11
Comments
The Neuro-Adventures of Oliver Sacks

Impeach This

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 ...

50 MINOCT 4
Comments
Impeach This

The CIA’s Covert Chemist

We’re at home with Stephen Kinzer, the longtime reporter of secret U.S. operations in books likeOverthrowandAll the Shah’s Men.Ina new book,Poisoner in Chief, Kinzer looks at a scientist named Sidney Gottlieb and the notorious “mind ...

37 MINOCT 1
Comments
The CIA’s Covert Chemist

Tech-Master Disaster: Part Three

Take a walk through Kendall Square, Cambridge, this hour. It’s the Emerald City of biotechnology—as magical/mysterious as the Land of Oz, but it’s real, too. The new tech of genomic medicine, re-engineering life in wet ...

50 MINSEP 27
Comments
Tech-Master Disaster: Part Three

Tech-Master Disaster: Part Two

It took the late, notorious Jeffrey Epstein to force the conversation, but now MIT can’t stop talking about what money is too dirty to take in the cause of “inventing the future,” as the tarnished ...

49 MINSEP 20
Comments
Tech-Master Disaster: Part Two
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