Authors

DC's Urban Legends

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Professional tour guide and author Robert Pohl debunks the truth behind some of the city's most persistent myths.

'The Great Glass Sea' by Josh Weil

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the futuristic Russian society created by novelist Josh Weil in his debut novel, "The Great Glass Sea."

The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

"The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee"

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

Harper Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" has sold more than 30 million copies in 18 languages. Journalist Marja Mills, who gained unprecedented access to Lee and her family, joins us to shed some light on the life of one of America's literary icons.

Poet Lore Magazine

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

Poet Lore Magazine is celebrating 125 years in print from its base in Bethesda, Maryland. We talk to co-editor Jody Bolz about the history of the publication and the role of poetry in modern lives.

"The People's Republic of Amnesia" by Louisa Lim

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:37 p.m.

Though the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of deaths, many have already forgotten what happened. Veteran journalist Louisa Lim joins Kojo to explore this rebellion against a repressive government, and a people's collective amnesia.

"The Stager" by Susan Coll

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.

Local author Susan Coll talks with Kojo about her satirical take on relationships and real estate in her new novel 'The Stager.'

Kids & YA Summer Reading

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.

School's out for summer, but reading - both assigned and for pleasure - continues for kids of all ages. We've got suggestions for babies, teens and everyone in between.

"The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street:" A Novel

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

Lillian Dunkle arrives in America in 1913, a penniless child immigrant who goes on to build an empire of ice cream. In the book, "The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street," Lillian takes readers from Prohibition to the gourmet ice cream shops that upend the industry. Author Susan Jane Gilman joins us in studio to talk about her novel.

"Seriously Not All Right" by Ron Capps

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Army veteran and former Foreign Service officer Ron Capps spent a decade chronicling atrocities in five war zones. We talk to Capps about his experience, the Veterans Writing Project he has founded to help others and the importance of reading writings about war.

The Art of the Political Memoir

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Memoirs are a rite of passage for high-flying American politicians. They can serve as springboards for those seeking higher office - and bridge-burners for those riding off into the sunset. But while many political memoirs follow the same...

"The Ways of the Dead" - by Neely Tucker

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.

Neely Tucker grew up in the deep American South - and cut his teeth as a journalist reporting from countries around the world. But his new novel draws inspiration from the local streets of Washington, D.C.

"Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America"

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Baltimore's "Pope of Trash" joins Kojo to talk about his films, his new book and what he loves about Charm City.

Proof: The Science of Booze

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the finicky world of booze making and the science behind our favorite cocktails.

Gardening and Climate Change

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

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