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

274 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Journeys Through Gender" - Once upon a time there were two genders. He and She. Not anymore. So what are your pronouns? HOUR TWO: "The...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Walk With Me" - Walking prolongs our life and makes us human. So why are we doing less and less of it? HOUR TWO: "Why Do We Have So Mu...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Reading While Young" - Having trouble reading? Maybe the answer is a younger read. We'll celebrate the new season of our "Bookmarks" mic...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Whose Land Is It?" - Owning land is a big part of the American dream. But there’s a problem with that: That land is often stolen. So who...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: 'Decolonizing the Mind' - Colonization in Africa was much more than a land grab. It was a project to replace — and even erase — local cul...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Are You Ready For The Psychedelic Revolution?" - Could a psychedelic compound undo years of depression or addiction? Meet the CEO behind...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Shapeshifting" - Seals that can turn into women, men who transform into wolves… Stories about shape-shifting are among the oldest in the...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "You're Not OK. That's OK." - One of our producers created a yard sign. It reads: "You're not OK. That's OK." 300 signs later, it's causi...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Mysteries Of Migration" - Millions of animals migrate every year to a destination they've never seen. How do they do it — and what can w...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: 'As Read By The Author' - One of the most fun things we get to do is bring the soundscape of a novel to life — cue the monsters, the stor...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "The Hidden Geometry Of Everything" - The human brain is naturally mathematical. But there's one particular kind of math that's the secre...

  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Living With Loneliness" - In countries all over the world, rates of loneliness are skyrocketing. How did it become a condition of modern...

  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "How To Be An Ethical Traveler" - Uttakleiv, Norway, population 13, is inundated by 250,000 tourists every year. This hour, how can we tr...

  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Writing As A Political Act" - In peaceful times, and in moments of violence, writers have used their art as protest, remembrance, and so...

  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Our Virtual Reality" - Not everyone has a big yard to stretch out in while sheltering in place. But maybe all you need is a virtual spac...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Poetry In A Troubled Time" - Why do people turn to poetry during troubled times? Poetry is often the one language we need. Join us for a...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Plants As People" - If plants are intelligent beings, how should we relate to them? Do they have a place in our moral universe? Should t...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Forged By Hand" - You would think that handcrafting, like iron forging and copper smithing, would be on the way out. But COVID has shown...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Writing The Climate Change Story" - Floods, wildfires, winds and extreme temperatures. This hour, the novelists and journalists who are ...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 01:59:01