Leisure & Lifestyle

Cookbooks: 2013 Year In Review

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We review some of the standout cookbooks published in 2013 with Washington Post recipe editor Bonnie Benwick.

Coping With Curveballs: Life's "Official Rules"

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.

Author Paul Dickson has spent decades gathering the everyday axioms and principles that help us cope with life's curve balls. He joins Kojo to discuss the more than 5,000 "official rules" for living that keep us sane amid bad days and bad luck.

Training And Norms For Sign Language Interpreters

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore the training and norms for sign language interpreters after the embarrassment at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

2013 Winter Reading

Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The weather outside has turned frightful, which means it's time to hunker down with a good book. We round up favorites from the year past and find out what you're reading now.

Tensions Over Tipping Restaurant Workers

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

As D.C. decides not to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers, we explore the tension over tipping for good service versus tipping to complete a worker's pay.

The Next Generation Of Online Maps

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The 8-year-old Google Maps is getting a bold re-design as online mapping becomes more personalized, interactive and mobile. We explore the push toward 3-D, real-time digital maps.

"The Good Lord Bird" By James McBride

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A surprise winner at this year's National Book Award, James McBride's latest novel takes on the story of abolitionist John Brown's doomed raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry.

Chef Jose Andres: At Home And Abroad

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Chef Jose Andres is known for cuisine that's one part tradition, one part science experiment, earning him numerous awards and accolades. We talk with Andres about his journey -- both personal and culinary -- thus far, and where he's heading next.

Eating Well At The Airport And In The Air

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

Celebrity chefs and healthier fare are boosting the culinary quotient at airports. We scope out the best and worst terminals for a pre-flight meal.

Movies and the International Market

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Our critics share picks from this year's impressive list of potential Oscar contenders and explain why youre seeing so many China-focused story lines in American films.

Inside The Local Running And Racing Boom

Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

As runners lace up for the next Turkey Trot and Jingle Bell Run, we explore the growing popularity of running in our area and the tensions between serious and casual racers.

The Visual History Of Yoga

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian offers a visual history of 2,000 years of yoga and its religious and secular importance around the world.

Marin Alsop At Home And Abroad

Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.

Candy Culture

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.

Halloween brings little goblins and ghouls to front doors in search of one thing: candy. We explore the history of candy and how these treats have shaped the American sweet tooth.

In The Tower: Kerry James Marshall

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art features the work of Kerry James Marshall, whose paintings reflect on American history through the lens of the African-American experience.

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