Open Source with Christopher Lydon
September 15, 2019
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August 12, 2018
V. S. Naipaul’s ‘Gloomy Clarity’ about Africa,...
This interview with V.S. Naipaul was released October 25, 2010. We are re-posting the podcast on the occasion of the author’s death Saturday. V. S....|
May 21, 2018
Remembering Philip Roth
Our long, gabby afternoon with Philip Roth in 2006, at his farmhouse in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, was a sort of pay-off. I’d helped him find...|
May 8, 2018
Lisa Halliday’s ‘Asymmetry’
This is an unlocked, bonus segment of Open Source. You can hear weekly conversations and extended interviews like this one by subscribing and supporting our...|
December 7, 2016
Bob Dylan, The Poet
Bob Dylan, the poet, has been singing more than 50 years, but have you ever really stopped to listen to the words? Now that Dylan is...|
August 30, 2016
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen
In the time of Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charleston, the poet Claudia Rankine has been the lyric teller of our deepest hurt. Her new book, Citizen: An American...|
August 25, 2016
DFW, FTW: Life In the Internet Age
This week sees the opening of The End of the Tour, an updated My Dinner with Andre about David Foster Wallace’s book tour in 1996 for...|
July 14, 2016
Greil Marcus: America in Three Songs
Our country turned 240 last week—and yet it seems as if we’ve got so much growing up to do. In the 1960s—maybe the last moment in our history...|
June 16, 2016
Susan Faludi: My Father, The Woman
We’re really feeling the fault lines of human identity in 2016: the vexed questions of who we are, who we aren’t, and who we’d like...|
May 24, 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...|
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