History’s deadliest colors
What’s your favorite color? Do you love blue, the color of the sky and ocean? Or maybe you’re more of an orange sunset person. Did you know that some colors don’t always come from such innocuous backgrounds? For example, there are some colors that have a more sinister and deadly background.
3 NEW places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items
It’s been a little while since the last time we talked about Craigslist alternatives, but once again you’ve fallen out of love with some items in your closet, and gotten some new electronics that make you less interested in your older ones. It’s time to sell some things - but where can you go these days that still isn’t Craigslist?
Every map of Louisiana is a lie
There are many things that you learned in high school that aren’t true. For instance, there aren’t just 5 senses, there are many more! But one of the things you probably trusted were those geography lessons, especially on maps of the U.S. However, there’s one state that’s always been wrong.
Where do ships go to die?
When you think of some of the world’s most dangerous jobs, you might imagine being in logging, or a police officer, or construction workers. In Bangladesh, when men are desperate for money, they turn to finding work demolishing huge ships in grueling conditions. What they face is very dangerous, and they risk almost everything for the paycheck.
This anti-personnel landmine will finally be donated to the HALO trust
After war ravages a landscape, there’s usually not a cleaning crew that goes through after, and many of the dangerous artifacts stay hidden until they get unearthed by the civilians living in the forgotten area. For some, it can be a deadly encounter. But one corporation, the HALO trust, has just received a rig specifically designed to find and separate anti-personnel mines from soil.
This penniless pilgrim riddle will stump you!
You’re on a mission, but once you get to the city, you find out there’s a tax to enter a certain temple. Will you be able to outsmart the tax and get into the temple for free? If you want a great riddle to stump your friends, check out this penniless pilgrim riddle!
Will you be able to solve this three gods riddle?
It’s quite possible the hardest logic riddle ever, but after watching this video, you’ll know how to solve it! You and your crew have crash landed on an alien planet, and want to get home. Will you be able to appease the three gods there that rule the land?
Can you solve this planet riddle?
You are in a galactic police spaceship, and have just found a group of rebels hiding in a nearby cluster of seven planets. You need to catch them before their reinforcement arrives, but every hour they move to a new planet. Can you solve the riddle and catch the rebels before their backup arrives?
The hidden formula behind the jokes on late night shows
When you have to write dozens of topical jokes a day, you can’t wait for inspiration to strike. You need to follow a template that’ll get you there fast. Take a look at the secret process that Jimmy, the other Jimmy and the others use to generate the jokes they tell each night. They’re not so much clever as perfectly constructed to get the laughs.
What I streamed and what I liked: “Chappaquiddick” – a riveting suspense drama.
This show follows the scandalous and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever.
The tumultuous year Intel was born
Intel was born in 1968, 50 years ago, as two middle-aged engineers ushered in the era of fast, cheap electronics. As computer chips got smaller and smaller, their abilities got bigger and bigger. Intel may have missed out on chips for cellphones, but they have their sights set on whatever comes next, from self-driving cars, AI and drone tech.
The Go-Go’s just keep on going
For 40 years now, the Go-Go’s have been one of the most successful all-female bands in rock history, having sold 7 million records worldwide. To get there, a lot of barriers had to be broken. Hear the members of this 1980s hit-making band talk about their lives, their musical style and why they think they still “got the beat.”
Podcast: Alex Jones, the First Amendment and Big Tech
The First Amendment states that our government can't regulate our right to free speech but what about Big Tech? Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and other tech companies have been cracking down on conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones. In this Consumer Tech Update podcast Kim explores the topic of free speech and Big Tech.
Podcast: How to outsmart hackers and scammers when you travel
You go on vacation to escape. But one thing you can’t escape is the danger of being hacked, scammed or tracked - and as traveler, you’re a prime target! In this episode of Komando on Demand, you'll learn crucial safety practices to safeguard your internet security, whether travelling for business or pleasure. So before you even log on to book a flight, hotel, or car you need to arm yourself.
Slay vampire electronics to save big money
Americans spend $19 billion a year (that’s around $165 per household) on something completely wasteful. You’ve probably never thought about it, but idle electronics, also known as “vampire electronics,” consume all day and night. They us nearly a quarter of an average home's energy. Do you know how much energy is being sucked away in your home? You'd be surprised.
How to raise awareness for worthy causes
Stephen from Texas has been battling kidney disease for several years. He called in to the show asking Kim about the best ways to raise awareness about kidney donation on social media and more specifically about his own need for a kidney transplant. Kim gives Stephen some tips on how to start an awareness campaign that can help him and others in need.
How to stop Google from tracking and targeting you with ads
Have you ever noticed that Google's ads seem to know more about you than you know about yourself? When Google posts an ad about horror movies, for example, and you happen to be a horror movie buff. Google has a way of knowing what topics interest you. Did you know you can tell Google to stop tailoring its ads to your interests?
What I streamed and what I liked: “Nailed It” – Part reality show, part hot mess
Do you enjoy baking? Then you know how important it is to follow a recipe. You're going to enjoy the Netflix Original called "Nailed It", where contestants compete to win a $10,000 grand prize to create edible masterpieces. But there's a twist: the contestants have a terrible baking track record. It's a hilarious show that is guaranteed to make you laugh.
The best low-cost cellphone plans for 2018
Have you taken a look at your cellphone bill lately? It's most likely higher than you thought and you wonder why that is. Fortunately even the most expensive of carriers offer cheaper options, and while they may not be offered at the same price point as what is sold by lesser carriers, they provide the top-notch quality at a more affordable rate.
How to save your relationship from the devastation of porn addiction
Sally from Tennessee called into the show to talk about her husband's addiction to porn over the last 15 years. He wants to quit, but it has been a long and difficult road that has had some devastating effects on their marriage. Kim gives Sally tools that will offer long-term benefit not only break the addiction but also save their marriage.
Streaming video to watch this weekend: Kim’s Pick
Every week, Kim gives listeners her movie pick to watch or stream over the weekend. This week's choice is "The Music of Silence" which chronicles the life of world famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli, who transcended his blindness through his singing. If you are looking for an inspiring and heart-warming story this weekend, this is the perfect movie to watch!
The best streaming services you can get for $25 or less per month
Saving money is a good idea. A smart way to do that is to find ways to lower your monthly bills. One bill in particular comes to mind when thinking about spending less. Of course I'm talking about the cable bill. Cable and satellite companies have been raising prices for years. It's gotten to the point where it can cost up to a couple hundred dollars per month just to watch television. Don't fret! There are still quality streaming services out there that you can get at a bargain price.
Kim helps caller find a long-lost friend to thank her
Peri from Kentwood, MI called in to the Kim Komando Show looking for Kim to help her find a middle school friend named Norma. Peri wanted to find Norma to thank her for saving her life all those years ago and to tell her how much their friendship meant to her. If you've had a person impact your life, this story will tug at your heartstrings. Kim gives Peri advice on how to reconnect with her long lost friend Norma.
10 clever Gmail settings that will fix your inbox once and for all
Do you have problems with your email? Gmail is clearly the email program of choice for the majority of people. Free and with virtually unlimited storage, it boasts more than 1 billion active users! Google packs so many features into gmail but as we all know, more features means more clutter and more confusion. But don't worry, we will help you become a pro at managing your email.
Electric or gas-powered cars – Which one is cheaper to own?
We're in the age of the eco-friendly car boom. Hybrid vehicles aside, electric cars run solely on battery power and that means no trips to the gas station. The idea is to save money, right? Gas may be expensive but electricity is not particularly cheap, either. Add to the equation the price of an electric car compared to a fuel-efficient standard vehicle and some questions seem to arise. Kim Komando looks at the pros and cons of electric versus gas-powered cars and answers the question: which is cheaper?
Caller finds $611,000 by asking Kim for advice
Debbie called The Kim Komando Show concerned her father got a letter from an investigator claiming they found money that belonged to him and wanted a finder’s fee. The amount? $611,000! Before acting on it, she called Kim for her trusted advice. Kim did investigating on her own and found shocking results: This claim looks legitimate! Kim told Debbie how to get the money without paying anyone a finder's fee. Who knows? Maybe there is a fortune waiting for you too!
Amazon default privacy settings you need to change now
Amazon is the go-to for great deal on shopping. So when did it become a social media website too? Believe it or not, Amazon is recording a lot about you. There are some settings you should know about to make sure that your shopping activity isn't out there for everyone to see. The good news is that you have control over what is posted on there. In this video, Kim gives the steps you need to ensure your privacy when shopping on Amazon.
One mistake to avoid and save money on your cable bill the easy way
Does it feel like that stack of monthly bills keeps getting larger and larger? One bill in particular has been growing by leaps and bounds for quite some time. Of course, we're talking about your cable bill. But you're not alone. Kim Komando gives an easy way to save serious money on your cable bill along with how to do it correctly.
August 11, 2018 – Hour 2
Kim Komando shares the latest information about everything digital, with plenty of fun, and the best callers from coast-to-coast!
OneRepublic – ‘Good Life’
Music video by OneRepublic performing Good Life. (C) 2011 Mosley Music/Interscope Records