Arts & Culture

True Tales of American Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Americans have always been fascinated by criminals, immortalizing notorious bad guys on screen and on the page. But many of our most diabolical and misguided citizens have been overlooked by history books. Paul Martin highlights a colorful...

The Shifting Culture of American Fiction with Chad Harbach

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Author Chad Harbach joins us to consider the changing landscape of America's publishing industry.

D.C. Jazz History

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

"Astonish Me" by Maggie Shipstead

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

"Astonish Me" is a family drama set against the high-stakes and vibrant world of professional ballet during the Cold War. We talk with author Maggie Shipstead about her second novel, writing what you don't know and the value of solitude.

Opera in the Outfield

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

For the sixth year of "Opera in the Outfield," the Washington National Opera will broadcast a live performance of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" on the big screen at Washington’s ball park. Kojo talks about the organization's efforts to make opera more accessible.

Arts Advocacy in the District

As the District hashes out next year's budget and looks toward electing a new mayor, advocates for the arts are weighing in.

The Battle Over Broadcast TV: Aereo at the Supreme Court

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A company that makes dime-sized antennas is challenging the business model for watching and streaming TV shows. Tech Tuesday looks at the Supreme Court case with implications for cloud storage and consumers' wallets.

True Tales of American Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

Americans have always been fascinated by criminals, immortalizing notorious bad guys on screen and on the page. But many of our most diabolical and misguided citizens have been overlooked by history books. Paul Martin highlights a colorful...

Insults Real or Perceived: The Debate Over Microaggression

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Debate is flaring on college campuses about perceived insults based on race, ethnicity and gender. We explore "microaggression" and personal hurt versus public harm.

Reading, Technology and...Still With Us? Attention Span

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As rapidly evolving technology changes how we read - taking us from page to screen and back again - our brains change and readers can sometimes find longer, denser texts more difficult to read over time. We consider how technology is changing our reading brains and how we might strike a balance between types of reading at different ages.

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

The New Yorker's longtime cartoon editor joins us to talk about the serious business of being funny.

Update: Suspected Nazi-Looted Art Returned to Collector

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

We hear the latest in story from Munich about 1,200 Nazi-era artworks that were confiscated last fall from a reclusive German collector.

Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As Gallaudet University celebrates 150 years as a preeminent school for the deaf, it looks ahead at the future of higher education and changes in its Northeast D.C. neighborhood.

Shaping The City: Capturing Spirit In Architecture

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore how design can capture — or completely ignore — the spirit, history and culture of the spaces where we work and live.

P.J. O'Rourke On Baby Boomers, Retirement And Nostalgia

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Political satirist, journalist and frequent "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!'" panelist P.J. O'Rourke joins Kojo in studio.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.