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

181 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Everything Is Exhausting" - Staying productive is harder than ever these days. When everything is exhausting, how do we stop the burnout...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Democracy On The Ballot" - We’re getting close to the next presidential election. And if you feel like the stakes are higher this time, ...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Resilient Brain" - In 1848, an explosion drove an iron rod through the skull of a railroad foreman. Find out how it changed science ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Eye-To-Eye With Animals" - Have you ever locked eyes with an animal in the wild? It can be a shattering experience. HOUR TWO: "Magical...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "African Cities Of The Future" - The fastest growing cities in the world are in Africa. We'll take you there with a special TTBOOK from A...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Secrets Of Alchemy" - The leading science of the 17th century was alchemy, the transformation of matter. What was it really? Could we st...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Books We Can't Forget" - Is there a book that changed your life? Celebrated authors share their favorite reads to launch our new podcast...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Why Do We Have So Much Stuff?" - From baby showers to estate sales, we fill our lives with material possessions. Why do we do it? HOUR...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Up All Night" - One in three people have trouble sleeping. One in ten has debilitating insomnia. What happened to our sleep? Can we get ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Growing Justice" - Where does the racial justice movement need to go next? How about back to the land. HOUR TWO: "In Search Of Real Food...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Outside The Mental Illness Box" - There must be another way to treat mental illness. Exercise? Horror movies? LSD? This hour, think outs...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Searching For Order In The Universe" - The universe is full of mystery. This hour, what do fish and eels have to do with the maddening s...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: 'Loving Bees' - Bees are endangered, but all over the world, people are stepping up to save them — in backyards, science labs, and the ur...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Mysteries Of Migration" - We think we can find anywhere with GPS. But that's nothing compared to what animals can do. This hour, the art...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Going Underground" - The most unexplored part of the world is under our feet. Join us for caves, catacombs and more stories from the und...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Power Of Pleasure And Joy" - Joy, pleasure and delight feel good. But are they also politically powerful? HOUR TWO: "Difficult Sum...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Jazz Migration" - Jazz is an American cornerstone, but its roots are in Africa. We'll follow the migration this hour. HOUR TWO: "Is th...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Music On Your Mind" - Doctors say a simple song can awaken the minds of Alzheimer's patients. This hour, music as medicine. HOUR TWO: "F...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Breaking The Chains" - You can trace a direct line from slavery to the mass incarceration of Black men. Should we defund the police? How...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58