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Open Source with Christopher Lydon
Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics
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4.5 stars from 958 ratings
Johnny Hodges
The show on Johnny Hodges, the great alto saxaphonist, was, like Hodges’s own work, a masterpiece of sensitivity, inquiry and grace. Thank you.
xisirb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/20
Great radio program - ideas, music, literature, drama, politics !! Thank You Chris Lydon !!!
SF CA Lin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/19
Wide ranging, thought-provoking
Unlike many podcasts, there is no set subject here, nor does it play to whatever current hot topic is dominating the mediascape. Just every week, for one hour, you’ll get a really good discussion that will take you in unexpected directions. As good on art, music, and philosophy as it is on...Read full review »
TheDudeAbided via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/19
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