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

146 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "The Sound Of Silence" - Restaurants, bars, coffee shops — is there any quiet place left? This hour, the case for more silence. HOUR TW...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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: "Is Capi...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
Caption: Hope (A Three Part Series)
HOUR ONE: "Hope: Are We Really Doomed?" - Can hope co-exist with cataclysmic realities like climate change? We conclude our "Hope" series with a lo...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Hope: How Do We Make It?" - We continue our three part series on hope. Can you create it through activism, faith, music or some other ac...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Hope: Where Does It Come From?” – We begin our three part series on hope. Is it something we’re innately born with or something we can c...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Why Go To War?" - The conflict between America and Iran is rapidly escalating. So how exactly should we decide why - or when - to go to ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Time Beyond The Clock" - What's wrong with the way we tell time? What if we lived with no clocks at all? HOUR TWO: "What Can We Learn ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • 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: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Wintering In The Wild" - Think it's cold now? Bundle up for a hour with walruses and reindeer shamans. HOUR TWO: "Get Happy" - Can sci...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • 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: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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: "You Had To Be Th...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "More Than Just A Game" - Playing board games is fun. And more complicated than you might think. Uncover the secret history of board game...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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: "Locked Up" - ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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: Nov 15, 2019
  • 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: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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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: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Rituals Of Fear" - The dread, the fear, the horror of it all. Maybe it's good for you? This hour, why we need Halloween. HOUR TWO: "Ev...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "If Your Clothes Could Talk" - Unless you're a nudist, you probably wear clothes. But if they could talk, what would they say about you? ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58