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The Trump Doctrine in the Middle East

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:08:45 +0000

What President Trump said he wanted was to get US firepower out of Syria. “Let the other people take care of it now,” in his words. What he settled for with his own generals was ...

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Barbara Ehrenreich on the Cult of Wellness

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:06:29 +0000

This is an unlocked, bonus segment of Open Source. You can hear weekly conversations and extended interviews like this one by subscribing and supporting our work on Patreon. In her new book, Natural Causes: An ...

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Facebook & the Reign of Surveillance Capitalism

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 02:00:40 +0000

Three questions they didn’t get Mark Zuckerberg to consider. For openers: that leak of 87 million identities to Cambridge Analytica: was it a bug in the system, or a feature of it?  Facebook’s core business ...

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The Teachers’ Revolt

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 23:54:13 +0000

There’s a quick, strange turn in our weather and it’s not just springtime. Public school classrooms, oddly enough, are the source of the storm winds: first the take-charge teenagers of the Parkland generation, ready to ...

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Van Morrison’s Cosmic Accident

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:00:20 +0000

In the annals of rock music albums, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks is one of a kind. In an earthy medium, it’s a masterpiece of abstraction.  Indecipherable. Irresistible. Influential. Accidental, it seemed, from the first licks ...

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Reviving the King

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:09:03 +0000

Martin Luther King Jr. comes to seem larger in his absence these last 50 years, himself a cosmos, in Walt Whitman speak, containing multitudes—and not contradictions so much as multiples. He was a midnight-oil Ph.D. ...

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Books Not Bars

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 03:45:16 +0000

The case for prison education is alive again, in the land of mass incarceration, the case for reimagining prisons as colleges and universities of life. Malcolm X in his Autobiography gave the classic example: when ...

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The World of Wakanda

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:48:14 +0000

Black Panther, the movie, is heading toward $1-billion at the box office on just its third weekend. Already it seems that commercial success is likely not what Black Panther will be remembered for. It is ...

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Call Me André Aciman

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:28:10 +0000

“Call me by your name,” the lovers say, “and I’ll call you by mine.” In the movie running strong for Oscar honors, the breathless word play is all about self-discovery in mad love for the ...

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The Struggle for Syria’s Future

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:41:00 +0000

The Syrian war is not over, meaning the war of the Assad regime to crush large swaths of its population. Syria, the proxy war of great powers and close neighbors, may in fact be getting ...

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The Algorithmic Age

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:03:54 +0000

Behold the Almighty Algorithm, a snippet of computer code coming to stand for a Higher Authority in our secular age, a sort of god. Algorithms are provoking a backlash, too, against the very idea of ...

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The State of Disunion

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 01:23:32 +0000

Despite what the president might say—the state of the union is: “divided,” “mixed,” “fractured,” and maybe “headed towards oblivion.”  These were some of the reports we heard from the citizens of Greater Boston this week, ...

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The Fog of Vietnam

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:09:23 +0000

We’re beginning our series of 50th anniversary programs this week with one of the great shocks of 1968: the Tet Offensive. When the Vietnamese insurrection broke all over the map in late January, the CBS ...

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Gimme Shelter

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:02:44 +0000

In cities across the country, working and middle-class Americans are struggling to keep their homes, pay their rent, and fight off eviction and foreclosure. Somerville, Massachusetts has an acute case of a national dilemma—call it ...

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An Inconsistent Truth

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:50:20 +0000

The election of Donald Trump supposedly ushered in a new era of “fake news” and “post-truth” politics. Democracy would die in darkness, we were told, unless we renewed our subscriptions to the traditional organs of ...

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Mark Blyth’s State of the Union

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:44:59 +0000

The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners. The Brown University professor, who never left behind his working-class Scottish roots, brings a vernacular wisdom and wit to his deep ...

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Billy Bragg’s Guide to the Music of Dissent (rebroadcast)

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:13:09 +0000

We’re ringing in the new year with a rerun of our conversation with Billy Bragg, a troubadour for British radicalism for more than thirty years as well as a democratic guitar-playing socialist with a steadfast ...

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American Socrates: The Life and Mind of Noam Chomsky (rebroadcast)

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:43:33 +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. ...

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The Doomsday Machine in 2017

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:51:55 +0000

Nukes are on people’s nerves again, for good reason.  Our tremors, though, could be a symptom of sanity.  What do you mean: fire and fury, the incineration of nations, on one man’s decision? What they ...

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Unmasking Misogyny

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:01:09 +0000

The news in our scandal-sick USA is that a woman can complain of sexual oppression with some assurance that she will be heard. Toxic masculinity is now a firing offense, for a change. The women saying “no” ...

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The Afterlife of Otis Redding

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:25:40 +0000

Otis Redding’s five magnificent years in showbiz transformed the sound of soul music. His grainy, growling, and “squawking” voice kept the music rooted in the older traditions of the black church and black life in America. Yet ...

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The Coming Crisis in Opioid Nation

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:41:54 +0000

This Thanksgiving, we’re replaying our episode on the issue of opioids. Their epidemic running rampant has a 30-year back story and a grisly punch-line for 2017: drug deaths this year alone are heading toward the US ...

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The Future of Food

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:09:57 +0000

It’s Thanksgiving season again, and the double shadow on our great American food holiday is feast and famine, both. A bounteous industrial food system is wasting the land and leaving a billion of us humans ...

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Democracy After Facebook

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:49:37 +0000

It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s world, and we are just scrolling through it: 2 billion of us now, a quarter of all humanity. We’re the unpaid production staff of the fourth most valuable company in Silicon Valley, ...

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Trump Goes to China

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:18:50 +0000

President Trump is on tour in Asia this weekend: relieved maybe to be “getting out of Dodge” as his campaign team is getting indicted in D.C.  But it’s awkward, and unprecedented over there, too, that our ...

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The Scramble for Amazon

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:18:41 +0000

Amazon, the online everything store with the arrow-headed smile in its logo, is ready to build its second headquarters (outside Seattle this time) in a post-industrial urban dreamscape.  And there’s barely an American city out ...

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Intelligence By Design

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:39:00 +0000

The “intelligence explosion” foretold 50 years ago, could be here any minute. Artificial intelligence has now survived the “AI winter” — and is back in public conversation. It’s not just a Silicon Valley buzzword or a subject ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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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