Television

Joseph Marcell as "King Lear"

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Joseph Marcell is currently on stage as King Lear at the Folger Theater. He joins us to discuss the role, his career and his Caribbean roots.

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.

When Social Advocacy and Advertising Collide

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

From TV spots featuring interracial families to links between shiny hair and feminism, companies are embracing social issues -- and potential controversies -- that come with today's modern families.

World Cup 2014: A Local Guide

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:35 p.m.

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Brazil. And bars and restaurants around Washington are catering to fans to specific expats, immigrant communities and local fan groups. We find out the best place to watch (almost) all 32 teams competing this summer.

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.

The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

New Concerns Over Net Neutrality

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With the soaring popularity of video streaming, a deal between Netflix and Comcast raises new questions about net neutrality and the future of equal access on the Internet.

The Enduring Popularity Of Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A popular BBC series and a lawsuit over whether his stories are in the public domain are drawing attention once again to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one of literature's most iconic characters: Sherlock Holmes. We consider the enduring appeal of the "canon" of four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and Watson, and the many interpretations they've inspired on page and screen.

MTV's Public Service Message: Teen Moms

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

MTV's two teen-mom reality shows have been criticized for glamorizing teenage mothers, but a new study shows they've led instead to a significant drop in births to teenage girls.

Computer Guys And Gal

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With the Consumer Electronics Show under way in Las Vegas, the Computer Guys and Gal explore what 2014 will bring, from 4K TV to wearable tech to the potential demise of passwords.

Shifting Cultural Norms, From "Duck Dynasty" To "Happy Holidays"

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From anti-gay comments from the star of "Duck Dynasty" to a campaign to halt the "War on Christmas," we explore shifting cultural norms and the language of inclusiveness.

Reflecting On Reflections Of The JFK Assassination

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

This week, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever joins us to reflect on what the programming reveals about our cultural connection to the eras that ended and began Nov. 22, 1963.

Disrupting The Cable TV Model

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

For decades, cable providers have relied on a "bundled" subscription model: to receive premium stations like ESPN or HBO, consumers had to purchase a package of less-popular stations. But that model is beginning to show signs of cracking.

"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Kojo chats with satirist and writer Armando Iannucci, who most recently has been lampooning Washington's political culture through the HBO program "Veep."

The Next Golden Age Of Television

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

TV on the radio: We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

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