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

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...

Liberating Data and Opening up Government: A Global Perspective

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

We examine the open data and open government movement from a global perspective...

A "Do Not Track" Option for Internet Users

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Federal regulators consider requiring a "do not track" option on web browsers ...

User Experience and Technology

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

Touchscreens and gesture-recognition interfaces are changing the way we interact with technology. Tech Tuesday explores new technology through the lens of user experience (UX)...

Computer Guys and Gal

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys and Gal are back to explore surreal news from the world of tech...

"Search Education Evangelism"

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with Dan Russell, Google's point person on "search quality" and "user happiness."

Mobile Money: Will A Cell Phone "Bump" Replace Cash?

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Cell phone and QR code technology is converging to allow payments simply by "bumping" phones. Kojo explores the future of digital payments to both merchants and individuals.

The Art of Video Games

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In the space of forty years, video games have evolved from primitive, pixelated worlds to immersive, three dimensional environments.

The Computer Guys & Gal

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The Computer Guys & Gal are back, and they've got spring fever over the latest iPad, Google's new privacy policy, and the latest robot technology.

The Interest in Pinterest

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Are you on Pinterest? The website, which allows users to save and share images on virtual bulletin boards, is growing by leaps and bounds.

Exposing the Darknet

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

Peak around the shadowy corners of the Internet -- where users are anonymous and information cannot be tracked. We find out how the underground Internet works, and how it serves goals both legitimate and illicit...

Our Love/Hate Relationship with Email

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

The latest trend in business technology? Cutting down--or even eliminating--your email inbox in the name of efficiency.

Computer Guys & Gal

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

The Computer Guys & Gal are back to explore the limits of love and obsession in the tech world...


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.