Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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June 16, 2016
"Identity becomes treacherous... when it’s used as a substitute for self-awareness."
May 19, 2016
This week: beach reading and classic literature intersect in one long literary shocker. The books are the four “Neapolitan Novels” of Elena Ferrante—from My Brilliant...|
May 11, 2016
Could Confucius Change Your Life?
In an panicked moment, maybe what we need most is a new set of eyes—or a very old one.Whatever you may find to be the...|
May 5, 2016
Ireland Rises Again!
It has been 100 years since Ireland’s Easter Rising, a fascinating, tragic episode that blended literature and liberation, defeat and victory, national reverence and remorse,...|
April 27, 2016
Eileen Myles’s Moment
This week, we’re tuning into the writer Eileen Myles. Born outside Boston in 1949, Myles is just now having an all-American moment. Myles has spent the last forty years...|
March 24, 2016
Pundits from Glenn Beck to Roger Cohen and Chris Hedges have one other discouraged democracy on their minds this election year.They’re thinking of the German government that rose as a fresh democracy in 1919...|
January 21, 2016
Black Mountain College: “The Grass-Roots of Democracy”
In 1933, a group of freethinking American educators and academics took a look at their fresh, interwar world — and set about trying to remake it. They set up a...|
January 7, 2016
Our Postmodern Myth: “Star Wars” is Back
There’s a big old *spoiler alert* hanging over this whole radio show. You’ve been warned! We’re beginning 2016 by confronting what is already its biggest...|
January 3, 2016
An American Classic: “Fat City”
An Open Source experiment here: Chris Lydon kindly handed off the hosting reins to me for a day, for an interview with Leonard Gardner, author...|
November 25, 2015
Colm Tóibín’s Working on his Sentences
This is provincial Ireland, a place of long winters but not freezing winters. There’s drizzle as much as there’s rain. You’re trying to find a...|
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