Arts & Culture

The Next Golden Age Of Television

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

TV on the radio: We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

Art And Medicine

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Can seeing an image of a healthier you change your real-life health? Cutting-edge research demonstrates the surprising ways art and technology can transform medicine. We speak with a pioneer in this emerging field.

DC By The Book

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The nation's capital has served as the backdrop for many works of fiction. We explore the literary fabric of the city and learn about a new mapping project that will help readers explore the city through books.

The Science Behind Good Design

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

Why are some shapes more pleasing to us than others? And is beautiful design the same as good design? We explore what nature and science have to say.

From :) To GIFs: Expressing Ourselves With Images Online

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores the history, function and future of GIFs and emoticons as a means of communication and their place in the tech lexicon.

The Personal Politics Of Fashion With Robin Givhan

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan is back. She and Kojo talk about the evolution of red carpet dynamics, the first lady's status as a fashion icon and the personal politics at play in the industry.

Actor Chadwick Boseman Plays Jackie Robinson

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A Howard University graduate and relative unknown stars in a new film about Jackie Robinson, the man who integrated major league baseball. Actor Chadwick Boseman chats with Kojo about playing the sports and civil rights icon in the movie "42."

Handel: The Man, Mozart And 'Messiah'

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Kojo explores the history behind George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," and finds out what makes it one of the most enduring, yet misunderstood, pieces of all time.

The Sapphires

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Inspired by a true story, "The Sapphires" is a lighthearted film about a serious subject: overcoming the legacy of institutional racism in Australia.

Jamaica Kincaid

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo talks with author Jamaica Kincaid about what's really at the heart of "See Now Then," her childhood and her career thus far.

Pump Me Up

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery explores D.C.’s subculture of graffiti, go-go, hardcore punk music and the influences that live on today.

"Vampires in the Lemon Grove"

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:24 p.m.

Karen Russell earned early praise for her work: a coveted "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation for her first short story collection, and her first novel, "Swamplandia!," was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. She's in the studio with Kojo to talk about her latest work.

The Past And Future Of Big Box Bookstores

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Barnes & Noble recently announced it will close nearly 300 bookstores over the coming decade. We consider the past and future of chain bookstores.

Living And Dying In Brick City

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis and two childhood friends made a pact to pursue medical degrees. Davis is now a practicing physician who helps at-risk youth choose education.

Distilling Spirits

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A decade ago there were about a dozen craft distilleries in the U.S., now there are more than 250. We explore the growing phenomenon and talk to local makers.

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