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Open Source with Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics


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Frantz Fanon is our interest in this podcast. The man had charisma across the board in a short life and a long afterlife. A black man from the Caribbean, he went to France, first as a soldier to help free the French from Germany, then to become a med... more

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 1.1k ratings
  • Host with the Most

    Since On Point days, I’ve known that C. Lydon is a gifted and empathetic moderator. His calling realized to great effect here. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • It’s TRUE—Open Source w Lydon—one of GREATEST shows/podcasts of all time

    I’ve listened to Christopher Lydon’s programs for decades on Public Radio, and on Open Source. Great mind, great topics and ideas, great staff and team, smart, ethical, personable, and relevant. This is the SHOW to listen to. Thank you.

    Apple Podcasts
    SunRa Rebel
    United States10 months ago
  • A true treasure

    There is no podcast that I enjoy more. There is also not a better podcast available that is so rich with a superbly diverse array of topics and themes. If there is any podcast that makes the world better and more informed, it’s definitely this one.

    Apple Podcasts
    Mase Al
    United Statesa year ago
  • Panlyfe Project 333, himself.

    Christopher Lydon is the greatest podcast host of all time. His passion for understanding people & the world, along with these stories he brings to life is everything we love. more

    Apple Podcasts
    GETFLYY Media Group
    United Statesa year ago
  • Bacevich

    Vietnam 1968 - I didn’t have a patriotic interest. That bacevich did doesn’t surprise me. He still can’t be honest as to the USA’s viciousness as regards any effort at world peace. Russia was provoked and responded as the responsible adult in the room. Someone had to say no to the USA and the USA can stop this aggression any time it wants. Russia is in the right. Can’t know if this war could have been avoided is asked. The answers are idiotic at best, whether the “talkers” know they are lying or... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago

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