Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon is the host since 2005 of Open Source, an online global conversation on arts, ideas and politics.   A journalist in many media, he is credited with the original podcast – radio on the Internet – in 2003.  Before that he had reported US presidential politics for the New York Times in the 1970s, hosted public television news in Boston, and inaugurated the smartest of public radio conversations, The Connection, a national show based in Boston.   He is known for the range of his interests and the depth of his interviews with cultural eminences in the US (John Updike to David Foster Wallace) and abroad (Edna O’Brien to Mohsin Hamid, Orhan Pamuk to Ai Weiwei).  Over the last two decades he has recorded conversations in Jamaica, Cuba, Ghana, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, India, Pakistan, Singapore and China.

 

Session Detail :

Podcasts: Will audio kill the video star?Ubiquitous internet and urban life, the perfect recipe for the revival of digital radio.

Christopher Lydon, Iyad-el-Baghdadi, Amit DoshiModerated by Abhinandan Sekhri

  • Friday, August 3
  • 11.30 – 12.30
  • Stein Auditorium

In ConversationChristopher Lydon and Abhinandan Sekhri

  • Saturday, August 4
  • 10.30 – 11.30
  • The Theatre
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