Open Source with Christopher Lydon
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November 11, 2014
"We've had now three generations of young people that have been wasted."
October 16, 2014
Is Capitalism Working?
Casey Stengel raised the question about baseball’s miserable Mets long ago: anybody here know how to play this game? It’s the question more and more...|
October 4, 2014
Jeremy Grantham: In a Climate of Risk
Jeremy Grantham is a Boston financier who has found himself in the thick of the fight over climate change for more than twenty years. He’s the founder and...|
August 29, 2014
WWI, In 12 Photos
The World War I photographs are as horrible as any current-events coverage Taylor might post, but they're also weird. They have a mood; they are uncanny. You don't...|
August 25, 2014
WWI: Remaking Music
In the last show in our series on the Great War, we're listening to the sounds that emerged from its ashes. In Vienna concert halls...|
August 18, 2014
WWI: The Shock of the New
Out of the wreckage of World War 1 come the incandescent modernists -- none burning brighter than James Joyce and his Ulysses. And don't forget...|
August 17, 2014
WWI: Adam Tooze Reviews “The Deluge”
In 1916, two years into the war, Americans reelected the president who’d kept us out of the battle. But by the summer of 1917, the...|
August 11, 2014
WWI: The War of the Century
This week we’re talking about the guns of August, fired one hundred years ago this month. And we’re wondering what kind of century we inherited...|
July 20, 2014
Artist in a Revolution: Ganzeer and his...
It’s a thrill to read about the graffiti genius Ganzeer in the New York Times Sunday Arts Section, and about his prominence in a big...|
June 8, 2014
Chris’s Postcards from China
I’m going to China next month, and I’m looking for your encouragement and leads. It’s my first trip to the mainland after exactly 50 years...|
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