WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

They're the melodies behind the games many of us spend hundreds of hours playing. The musical arrangements behind video games like "Super Mario Bros" and "Halo" are burned into our memories in ways that few tunes are. We explore the place video game music occupies in our culture with a composer who writes for games, a classical conductor and local group of gamers who've formed their own symphony.

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Super Mario World

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's Halo


Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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