Books make the best gifts — never the wrong size and relatively inexpensive. But how to choose from the infinite variety of options?

Twice a year, The Kojo Nnamdi Show shares book recommendations for you, the kids, your boss and anyone else in your life. We also call on book editors and experts from small independent bookstores to help seek out the quality reads that are often overlooked by mainstream media.

Most Recent Shows

Grammar, Linguistics, And The Evolution Of The English Language (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 25 2015In both its spoken and written forms, the English language is constantly evolving. Grammar - the system and structure that underpin communications - and linguistics - the science of its study - can help us make sense of these shifts and changes. We talk with experts in each field about the quirks, foibles, understanding and glory of the written and spoken word.

The Politics Hour

Friday, May 22 2015Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Alexandria mayoral candidate Kerry Donley.

‘Misbehaving': Understanding Human Behavior

Thursday, May 21 2015Over the past 40 years, the field of behavioral economics has emerged to explain why humans make irrational decisions. We talk with one of the pioneers of the field to find out what’s behind the choices we make, and how we can use this knowledge for good.