The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Monday-Thursday Noon - 2 p.m. (ET)

Kojo also hosts The Politics Hour Fridays Noon - 1 p.m. (ET)

Monday, Sep 1, 2014

BBQ and Smoked Foods (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Whether you turn out basic backyard burgers or get serious with 12-hour brisket and pork shoulder, our local grillmasters have tips for your next barbecue.

Recording the Capital: A Musical History of D.C. (Rebroadcast)

Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The musical history of the Washington area goes deeper than Duke Ellington and Chuck Brown. But much of the music recorded here in the 20th century, from early rock and roll to bluegrass to jazz, was forgotten about long ago. Kojo chats with Jay Bruder, the host of "The Hometown Special" on WAMU's Bluegrass Country, about the recorded musical history of the nation's capital.

Past Shows


The African Diaspora International Film Festival comes to Washington, D.C. from Aug. 22 to 24. We meet the filmmakers and explore new films from the African diaspora.


The idea of the government giving all citizens enough money to get by seems a bit like socialism, but many libertarian conservatives are getting behind it. A basic income could replace entitlement programs, cut down on poverty rates, and...

Producer's Picks

Springtime presents home-cooks with a unique challenge: how to prepare leafy greens and obscure vegetables in new and tasty ways. We explore creative uses for local bounties.

Listener Favorites

More than a billion people worldwide have inadequate access to food. And a new report indicates a disturbing uptick in hunger within the U.S. We explore the challenge of combating hunger from a local and global perspective.

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