Tech Tuesday

Technology is defined as the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life. A broad definition, yes but one that underscores today's reality. No arena of life has escaped the impact of technology's revolution. Education. Health. Politics. Spirituality. Entertainment. Science. The list goes on. More...

Recent Shows

Convention Tech: Preparing For 50,000 Smartphones

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:20 p.m.

With more than 50,000 visitors expected at the RNC -- many of them wielding data-hogging smartphones -- wireless providers are racing to expand bandwidth.

Climate Services

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how government planners, farmers, energy companies and a range of other businesses use climate and weather data for short and long-range planning.

Storytelling In The Digital Age

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Many new technologies shorten our attention spans. But New York Times technology reporter Matt Richtel says e-books are breathing life into an old genre: short stories.

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal go for team gold in technology.

The Future Of Neighborhood Communication

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way people communicate with family and friends. But tools like LISTSERV and Yahoo! Groups dominate at the neighborhood level.

Campaign 2012 Hits Your Inbox

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

TV attack ads will soon clutter evening newscasts and sporting events. But your email inbox may already be flooded.

Traffic Camera Technology

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Traffic cameras have polarized communities. But new high tech systems may be changing our driving habits. Tech Tuesday explores how automated camera systems work.

The Washington Post's Chief Digital Officer

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Technology is always changing the way people learn about news events. So how to push the envelope, and stay ahead of what people want from print media? Tech Tuesday meets the person charged with driving the digital engine of innovation.

Personal Tech Advice

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

When big tech companies shift policies or alter services, consumers often find themselves scratching their heads.

Frictionless Web: Social Readers And Seamless Sharing

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Imagine if every website you visited or article you read on the web showed up automatically on your social media profile. We consider the pros and cons of putting it all out there.

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal return to discuss the latest news in the tech world.

How Education Technology is Shaping the Future

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

A former Apple executive is helping prepare America's students, teachers and its future citizens for the digital future.

The Future Of Web Searching

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

We explore the fast-changing world of Web search technology and how we're likely to find information in the future.

E-Books: Choosing a Reading Device and a Bookseller

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Why is Microsoft investing in e-books? Which reading device is best for you? Can independent bookstores adapt to the e-book market? Tech Tuesday explores...

Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Malware attacks Macs. Google challenges Dropbox. Congress takes on cyber-threats...


Too often, mainstream media accepts a new technology, touts its benefits and moves on. Every Tuesday, The Kojo Nnamdi Show reverses this trend -- putting technology in context and assessing its relevance in your life.

We understand that technological accomplishments don't occur in a vacuum. Technology shapes society, and all the while, society is shaping technology. A typical Tech Tuesday always includes the political or social implications of any new innovation, and explores the unexpected ways in which change creeps (or steam rolls) into our lives.

Anchoring Tech Tuesday, on the first Tuesday of every month, are The Computer Guys. A staple on WAMU since 1990, PC expert John Gilroy joins former Mac-Genius Bill Harlow and IT Professor Allison Druin for a thorough yet humorous romp through today's tech world, keeping listeners abreast of the latest developments, and providing solutions to computer problems we all face.

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