To the Best of Our Knowledge

Series produced by Wisconsin Public Radio

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To the Best of Our Knowledge is a radio show about big ideas that fuel deep insights into our world through interviews with the world's luminaries, from experts to cultural icons. Each show revolves around a theme where we explore these ideas and the people who consider them.

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.

We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever took?

Once we pick the theme, we dig in with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all. And hopefully, when we’re done, we’ve animated the questions along with the answers, opening both our own minds and yours.

TTBOOK is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information. Hide full description

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever... Show full description


Additional Files

93 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Guilt Tripping" - From our diets to our accomplishments, none of us are perfect. So why do we feel so guilty? HOUR TWO: "Burnout" - Ev...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "What Sparks Creativity?" - Nathaniel Mary Quinn channeled his abandonment into art and became a celebrated painter. This hour, we'll exa...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "In Search Of Real Food" - Supermarkets are designed to make you think you have a lot of choices. But do you? This hour, reclaiming real ...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "New Voices In Native Writing" - Tommy Orange and Terese Mailhot are bringing a new perspective to Native American writing. But can you c...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "When Women Rule" - From Homer to Harvey Weinstein, women are reclaiming the classics in the age of #MeToo. HOUR TWO: "Locked Up" - Ima...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What Can We Learn From Teens?" - Teenage activists are finding their voices. What can we learn from them? HOUR TWO: "Procrastination" ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Third Act" - If you think of life as a play in three acts, the final act is often the best. HOUR TWO: "Renunciation" - January is ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Endings (In Four Novellas)" - New Year's Eve can be depressing. We don't handle endings very well. This hour, how to end - relationships...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Should You Delete Facebook?" - Thinking about leaving Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? We'll consider the pros and cons of logging off so...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Secret Language of Trees" - When was the last time you listened to a tree? Biologists are just beginning to unravel their vast netwo...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Giving Is Complicated" - It's the holiday season. Time to think about gifts. It's trickier than you think. HOUR TWO: "Healing Trauma" ...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is Anger A Useful Emotion?" - What if being angry made you feel better? We'll see red this hour. HOUR TWO: "Yuck" - Rotten cheese, tun...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Religion Without Doctrine" - Is spiritual experience, not belief, the basis of religion? This hour, a curious look at faith. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "After 30 Years of Prozac" - Happy 30th birthday Prozac. We've had three decades of the drug, so why are we still depressed? HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Writing Truth And Lies" - How close to reality were the "Little House" books? Does it matter? This hour, we'll talk morality in memoirs....

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Building A Better Ballot Box" - Compulsory voting? Pay citizens? Let children vote? This hour, we'll find a better way to do elections. ...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Even Stranger Things" - Paranormal psychic spy hunters? It was a real U.S. Army project. Join us for an hour of even stranger things. ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Discovering America's Black DNA" - What happens when common DNA brings the black and white side of the family together for the first tim...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Pick Your Poison" - A weapon? A medicine? A murder mystery plot? Take your pick. HOUR TWO: "Sentimentality For Silicon" - When does a ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58