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Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics



Last Build Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:18:36 +0000

 



Thelonious Monk at 100

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:40:00 +0000

At Thelonious Monk’s hundredth birthday, it’s our ears that have changed, not his sound.  Instead of odd angles and eccentricity we hear orchids in music, various and beautiful.  The truth of the man’s life is ...

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Adapting to Disaster

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:47:27 +0000

An eerie suspense hangs over this Post-Puerto Rico moment.  Seas rising, spirits falling.  Awareness dawning, self-destruction by carbon, full-steaming ahead.  This week, we’re staring down climate dystopias with a motley crew of imaginative thinkers.The “cli-fi” novelist ...

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Karl Ove Knausgaard on Art and Loneliness

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 21:48:43 +0000

Karl Ove Knausgaard wrote a 6-volume selfie that a lot of us can’t stop reading. My Struggle he called it, looking inward and talking to himself for thousands of pages. Autumn, his new book, is ...

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Unnatural Disaster

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:18:22 +0000

Puerto Rico, a territory of three-and-a-half million US citizens, is unplugged, de-sheltered and desperate for months to come. This tiny little island in the Caribbean, with more people than the Dakotas, Wyoming, Alaska and Vermont ...

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Rethinking Schools in the DeVos Era

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:37:18 +0000

Betsy Devos’s “Rethinking School” tour can feel like a mission to dismantle the whole system, public schools first. Choice, charters and change are DeVos’s keynotes, along with a call for more and more crushing competition. ...

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Claire Messud: Best Friends…For Now

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:34:41 +0000

Claire Messud is a novelist of social nuance, especially concerning the crushable inner lives of girls. You could say her new book The Burning Girl, is a suburban Boston version of Elena Ferrante’s Linu and Lena ...

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Mutually Assured Madness

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:21:37 +0000

At the brink of who knows what with North Korea, we seem to be back on the scary ledge as in the old Cold War cartoon: enemy rock-climbers hanging off a cliff by the same ...

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Let Us Now Praise John Ashbery

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:01:00 +0000

John Ashbery seemed to lower, not raise, his voice when he spoke his poems. “Hammer and tongs, as it were, tended to drive ideas and meanings away,” he thought.  “They only come back in when ...

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Amiri Baraka: Ennobled by Coltrane

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:00:24 +0000

Amiri Baraka‘s death prompts me to repost a conversation we had about the music of John Coltrane, which inspired Baraka and ennobled the ambitions of his Black Arts movement. “Trane was our flag,” Baraka remembered ...

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Akhil Sharma’s Life of Adventure and Delight

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:51:22 +0000

Akhil Sharma is a magician with language, on the page and in what feels for me anyway like instantly intimate conversation. He walks into my living room and immediately he’s teaching me something about myself. ...

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The Plague of Fascism in America

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:02:57 +0000

It’s plague time in America. We’ve reacquainted ourselves with the wannabe centurions of white supremacy: their faces, their weapons, their torches. We have a new notion of what homegrown American fascism could look like in the ...

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Harder, Better, Faster, CRISPR

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:35:28 +0000

The dawn of a new age flashed across the news this summer – dateline Oregon: scientists from the US, China and South Korea together had tweaked the genes of a living human embryo to correct ...

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This is Your Brain on Trump

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:24:24 +0000

If you can believe your eyes, and ears, your screens, your Twitter feed, this is your mind, your country, our very public American life, “on Trump.”  There is no following this story, this confounding condition, this ...

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Billy Bragg’s Guide to the Music of Dissent

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:10:18 +0000

Billy Bragg has been the premier troubadour for British radicalism for more than thirty years: a democratic socialist with a guitar and a steadfast commitment to fighting fascism, racism, and homophobia.He was the voice of the ...

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The Coming Crisis in Opioid Nation

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:49:46 +0000

The opioid epidemic running rampant this summer has a 30-year back story and a grisly punch-line for 2017: drug deaths this year alone are heading toward the US death toll in Vietnam over ten years. ...

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The Concord Circle & the Birth of American Philosophy

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:11:38 +0000

Henry David Thoreau on his 200th birthday has invited us back to his woodsy, watery old town of Concord, Massachusetts where crystalline American prose was born and grew up.  “The biggest little place in America,” ...

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Walden & the Natural World of Transcendentalism

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 01:07:21 +0000

Henry David Thoreau, our specimen of American genius in nature, wrote famously short, and long.  “Simplify,” in a one-word sentence of good advice.  But then 2-million words on 7-thousand pages in his quotable lifetime journal. ...

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A Wild & Disobedient Life

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:47:49 +0000

Henry David Thoreau, on his 200th birthday, is an American immortal who got there the hard way – against the grain of his town and his times.  By now he’s the heroic non-conformist who modeled ...

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Philip Roth

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:00:38 +0000

This is an archive broadcast from May 12, 2006.Philip Roth [David Miller] This Memorial Day weekend we’re talking with Philip Roth about everything. It’s a free-range conversation that gets us beyond the books and into ...

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Something’s Happening Here

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:41:06 +0000

In the first summer of Trump, 2017, there’s something happening and it feels bigger than the Comey hearings, even Russia-gate. Who knew that a British election with an inconclusive photo finish could re-channel the anger ...

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The Chomsky Effect With Robert Barsky

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:47:14 +0000

Noam Chomsky had two giant careers: one in the science of language, another in the rough and tumble of anti-war politics, beckoning the question is it one Chomsky or two? In our two weeks of interviewing, ...

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American Socrates: The Life and Mind of Noam Chomsky

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 01:08:13 +0000

Noam Chomsky for 50 years has been America’s Socrates, our public pest with questions that sting … not the city-square of Athens but a vast global village in pain and now, it seems, in danger.The ...

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Return of the Prophet: Baldwin in the 21st Century

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:47 +0000

James Baldwin was the prophetic voice of an era that isn’t over. Fifty years ago, he was a young, bug-eyed man from Harlem who wrote, in essays and novels, his own version of the civil-rights movement. Now his words ...

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Lessons from Nixonland

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:43:45 +0000

Welcome back to Nixonland: After four decades, the Oval Office is once again the seat of empire, occupied by a paranoid pilot hellbent on an unremittingly personal fight, and no holds are barred. Between US Presidents ...

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JFK Turns 100

Fri, 12 May 2017 01:31:58 +0000

In John F. Kennedy’s hundredth birthday spring, we’re looking again at the family portrait we all know, by the painter Jamie Wyeth.His canvas summoned the late president as a ruddy sort of ghost, face aglow against deep brown ...

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Ian Johnson and the Souls of China

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:58:09 +0000

Ian Johnson won a Pulitzer Prize covering China for the Wall Street Journal–mostly economics–but then discovered what felt like a bigger story: a full-blown spiritual crisis inside a frenzied money culture.  In Chinese villages and ...

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Building the People’s Party

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:07:37 +0000

100 days of Donald Trump in the White House, 100 days of Democrats in the wilderness, 100 dumbfounded days of dismay at the New York Times, 100 days for a lot of white America to ...

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Robert Lowell and the Poetry of a Suffering Mind

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:09:14 +0000

Robert Lowell was the last of his kind: a New England aristocrat of Olympian thunder and civic weight, dead-set from boyhood on artistic greatness, “the pure air of the mountain peak,” he said.  All the ...

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An American Sickness

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:54:37 +0000

With Barack out of the White House, Obamacare now looks something like a 7-year-old orphan: the unwanted child of yesterday’s Washington; a needy patchwork mega law with holes in its coverage.  Strange part is that Obamacare ...

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American (De)generations

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:41:44 +0000

Is American history a cyclical thing; a series of concentric circles endlessly repeating? Are its contours defined by temporary revivals of old hopes and old fears, inevitably renewed and repeated every 80 years or so? Or ...

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A Survivor’s Guide to Tyranny

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:14:34 +0000

Yale historian Timothy Snyder has 20 pills he wants us to take, and keep taking, perhaps to save our country. The stark premise that he laid out for us a month ago is that the ...

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The American Experiment

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:13:37 +0000

We’re looking for big answers from big thinkers this week, in the first episode of our series on the American Condition.Pick one: the American Experiment (A) has run its course, (B) is catching its breath ...

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Mohsin Hamid and the ‘Unwritten Constitution’

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:27:36 +0000

The Pakistani fictionist Mohsin Hamid is acutely expert on our American hang-ups about others who look something like him. His new novel, Exit West, is a very modern sort of love story about a thoughtful ...

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Welcome to Our Neoliberal World

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:38:34 +0000

In recent weeks, our comments section has been filled with request to define a term we use constantly on this show: neoliberalism. For people who like buzzwords parsed and spelled out, this hour’s for you.There ...

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American Vertigo

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:03:01 +0000

It wasn’t a war of ideas that produced Donald Trump, but his election surprise has produced a war of ideas to define Trumpism. In our program, the battle will be waged by ambitious, 20-somethings hungry ...

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‘Deportation Nation’

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:32:38 +0000

The ICE age: ICE for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Federal agents that will swoop down if they think your citizenship is irregular. Suspense, surprise, and a certain arbitrary striking power are essentials in the ...

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George Saunders in the Afterlife

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:32:25 +0000

The story master George Saunders is widely revered as the nicest guy in the writing game, but it’s sweeter and deeper than that. I met him in the Boston Public Library the other day to gab about ...

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The Fog of Trump

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:00:43 +0000

Should Donald Trump have spelled it out that what he really had in mind for Washington was regime-change?  The darkest truth about the squalling Trump administration is that nobody knows what’s happening.  Old-time news guy ...

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Going Nativist

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:02:06 +0000

The battle over the travel ban echoes our history from the founding, slicing deep into the heart of American sympathies: Are refugees and migrants coming ashore to be seen as humble ‘guests of the nation?’ or ...

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Stephen Kinzer: America’s Empire State of Mind

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:29:42 +0000

Why are we everywhere in the world, so often with guns drawn? The provocative reporter Stephen Kinzer has covered a number of our “regime-change” interventions in the world, from Guatemala to the Middle East. And ...

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The Great Trump Debate: Pat Buchanan and Ralph Nader

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 01:32:51 +0000

On Super Bowl weekend, we’ve lined up a couple of hall of fame political players who run outside Establishment lines to help us watch the game that’s unfolding so far in the Trump White House.  Pat ...

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Just Say No!

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:31:32 +0000

Millions of people marched over the weekend, showing the outlines of a global, feminist, anti-racist, anti-Trump resistance… maybe. The question on our minds this week is whether the protesters can sustain and direct their dissent to create real ...

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The Obama Years

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:12:40 +0000

What the “Yes I Can” president wanted most of all was to bring together a robust democracy in spirit if not every line of substance. What he ran into was a rockslide of revolt and ...

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Silvio Berlusconi: The Godfather of Trumpismo

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:21:46 +0000

According to Henry Kissinger, “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen.” Don’t tell that to the Italians. The parallels between Donald Trump and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi are as striking as ...

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Good News for Bad Times: Gospel Music from Boston

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:26:51 +0000

In transition time, pre-inauguration, was there ever a clearer cue for Gospel music?  “Good news for bad times,” it’s been called. Sanctified music for a broken world. While Michele Obama’s hope is challenged, the giants ...

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Stephen Burt’s World of Poetry

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:39:31 +0000

Resolved in this New Year: read, and listen closely, to more poetry.This week, we’re starting with one of our favorite local poets, Stephen (or Steph) Burt.Burt, beyond his formal role as professor of English at ...

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Beethoven at the Piano

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:47:26 +0000

This show originally aired December 2014.We’re getting the Beethoven fundamentals, as never before, at my own piano. At a short safe distance from the keyboard, I’m learning, among other things: As volcanic was the man’s ...

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Post-Democracy in America

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:03:53 +0000

"Donald Trump is a post-democratic leader. The liberal democratic model—of which Obama was the last president—is completely dead."

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