We like to call Open Source “an American conversation with global attitude.” It was the first podcast and now it’s a weekly show on WBUR. Drawing on our roots here in Boston, we’ll remind you why the city has been the capital of ideas in America since the heyday of Emerson and Thoreau in the 1840s.
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Christopher Lydon, host
Christopher Lydon covered politics for The New York Times from the Washington bureau in the 1970s. He hosted The Ten O’Clock News on WGBH TV through the 1980s, and he co-founded and hosted The Connection on WBUR in the ’90s. He recorded the original podcast in 2003 with Dave Winer. The rest is history in the making.
Mary McGrath, executive producer
Mary McGrath began her career in public television in New York in the 1980s. She met Chris Lydon in 1993 at Charlie’s Sandwich Shop on Columbus Ave. in the South End, where they hatched The Connection and a 20-year-long adventure and partnership. More to come.
Conor Gillies, producer
Conor Gillies began in public radio at WBUR, producing news for Here and Now. He studied cultural history at Boston University and in 2013 created a documentary radio show about sound, music, and listening called Stylus. When he’s not at work, he dreams of drinking warm beer in a Cornish pub. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Zach Goldhammer, producer
Zach Goldhammer began his journalism career at the University of Chicago, where he served as an editor for the South Side Weekly as well as an on-air for DJ for the community radio station, WHPK. After college, he worked as an editorial fellow for The Atlantic. Zach is passionate about community organizing, radio history, and nineties music.
Becca DeGregorio, producer
Susan Coyne, illustrator