Open Source (radio show)

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Open Source
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Genre News: Arts, literature, foreign affairs
Running time 60 minutes
Country United States
Language(s) English
Home station WBUR
Host(s) Christopher Lydon
Creator(s) Christopher Lydon
Mary McGrath
Producer(s) Mary McGrath
Kunal Jasty
Max Larkin
Exec. producer(s) Mary McGrath
Air dates since 2005
Website [1]
Podcast [2]

Open Source is an American public radio show hosted by Christopher Lydon, former New York Times journalist and original host of The Connection.[1] The show focuses on the arts, literature, and foreign affairs.

History[edit]

In May 2005, Christopher Lydon and his longtime producer Mary McGrath partnered with University of Massachusetts Lowell's radio station WUML, WGBH (FM), and Public Radio International to produce Open Source as a daily call-in radio program. The show was syndicated by 32 NPR stations, before it was canceled on October 16, 2006.[2] In 2007, Lydon moved to Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies to podcast hourlong conversations under the name Open Source.[3] In 2013, Lydon and McGrath returned to WBUR to produce Open Source as a weekly show.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Open Source airs twice a week on WBUR, Thursday night at 9pm and Sunday afternoon at 2pm. The Open Source podcast reaches listeners in over 150 countries each week. Open Source also produces ongoing series on its website, including "Reading Chekhov," a reading of Anton Chekhov's short stories by Boston actors and academics,[5] and "Parachute Radio," international conversations from Ghana, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Jamaica, Singapore and Cuba.[6]

Notable guests[edit]

Previous guests in longform conversations have included Philip Roth, Jonathan Lethem, Orhan Pamuk, Cornell West, Harold Bloom, Matt Taibbi, Ha Jin, Paul Krugman, Gordon Wood, Joan Didion, Tim Berners-Lee, Gore Vidal, Megan Marshall, V. S. Naipaul, David Bromwich, John Mearsheimer, Edwidge Danticat, Jeffrey Sachs, Ralph Nader, Elizabeth Warren, Amartya Sen, Norman Mailer, David Foster Wallace and Edward Said.

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