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Open Source with Christopher Lydon

By Christopher Lydon

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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. 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 – with show ideas, advice, requests and high-quality criticism.

Customer Reviews

the ultimate dinner table conversation

Chris Lydon is the consummate intellectual, able to uncover fascinating Connections from a variety of guests about a range of topics. This is no mundane "talk show." In contrast to most "talk" shows, this is not about getting people to argue their cases but about finding common ground. For example, a discussion of Muslim-Christian relationships (very timely) is based on an examination of 10th century Al-Andalus Spain. The guests included an author, a classical music composer, and an examination of how peaceful coexistence flourished 1000 years ago. He must have the best Rolodex in the business. The website format is the most interactive, with audience able to suggest topics and comment through very thoughtful blogging. With all of the conflict on radio shows (even the current version of NPR’s The Connection, which he founded before he was forced out!) this is an intellectual oasis for those of us who are fascinated by the world and wish we could have just stayed in our college classes a few more years.

Smart and eclectic

"Open Source" is one of the very best of the discussion/call-in shows. Guests are tops in their field; host Christopher Lydon knows how to ask the right questions, and he plays fair. Topics are relevant and always fascinating -- a nice mix of politics, the arts and pop culture. I've appreciated the post-Katrina series on race relations, in particular.

Human Bias - Wonderful

What a great show! Christopher Lydon has a gift for interviewing others with honest inquiry and yet human compassion for all sides. Someone said "liberal". I woud say compassionate, not to mention informative and cutting edge. Thanks PRI and Chris!

Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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  • Category: Arts
  • Language: English

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