Leisure & Lifestyle

Robots & Pop Culture

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

We consider the role of robots - whether cyborg, android or operating system - in our culture and what they tell us about ourselves.

Your Turn

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

Germany outs an alleged double-agent selling secrets to the U.S., and D.C. bicyclists and drivers assail each other's manners. It's your turn to discuss these topics and more.

Predicting the Future with Phone Data and Tweets

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

What if data from your phone, email, GPS, tweets and even movie downloads could be used to predict your every move? We explore the predictive possibilities of big data.

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.

Facebook's Psychology Experiment: Ethics and Emotion

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Facebook sparked an outcry when it published a study revealing that it manipulated user's emotions without telling them. We explore research ethics and the growing interest in emotional contagions.

Redskins Pride Caucus

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

A group of four Virginia lawmakers has formed a Redskins Pride Caucus to give fans and ticket holders a voice. Co-founder and state delegate David Ramadan joins Kojo to explain why he supports the Redskins name.

Summer Reading 2014

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

What the experts recommend for summer reading in 2014.

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.

Tech Gifts for Grads and Dads

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With graduation and Father's Day on the way, we'll ask the experts about how to choose a new laptop, tablet, phone or fitness tracker, and explore other consumer gadgets that make great gifts.

Regulating the Sharing Economy: Rules for Uber and Airbnb

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As upstarts like Uber and Airbnb challenge stalwarts in the taxi and hotel industries, cities are struggling to encourage innovation while still ensuring fairness and public safety.

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From a White House report on online privacy to new rules on net neutrality, we explore policies and gadgets (like old Atari games buried for 30 years) in the world of technology.

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.

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.

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