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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 853 ratings
Best Podcast
This is a podcast etched on my calendar. As a UK listener it’s a wonderful, intelligent & enriching piece of audio I really treasure. It’s varied & offers real depth & analysis of culture & politics. Oddly the only ones I enjoy slightly less are the UK interviewees. Loved the series in Asia & the...Read full review »
GratefulUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/19
Just started listening this year after hearing the Whitey Bulger episode on WBUR. This show is awesome and super intellectual; it’s impossible not to learn something every week. Lydon is a great interviewer; this dude blows Terry Gross completely out of the water. I enjoy hearing his questions as...Read full review »
Jack_McCoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
the one and only
Literally the best podcast. I’ve been listening since 2004 and i swear it’s made me a more thoughtful human.
4teh_ump via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/18
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