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

233 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Solace Of Nature" - Wherever you live — city or country, East coast, West coast, or in between — we share common, contemplative experien...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • 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: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Jazz Migrations" - Jazz wasn't just born in America. There's an alternative history — a story of colonial empires, grassroots revolution...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: 'What Afghan Women Want You to Know' - Teachers. Actors. Ancient rug weavers. Whisperers of forbidden poetry. The women of Afghanistan wa...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Finding Meaning In Desperate Times" - The pandemic isn't just a health crisis, it's an x-ray into our psyches. This hour, how COVID-19 i...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:59
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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: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: 'Is War Ever Worth It?' - On the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, photographer James Nachtwey reflects on his life as a war photographer, a...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: 'Traveling By Book' - From Africa to England, to a kamikaze cockpit, and to realms of fantasy. Books aren’t just books. They’re passports...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:59
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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: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:59
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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: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:59
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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: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:02
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HOUR ONE: "Living In Skin" - All over America, people have stopped touching faces and hugging friends. This hour, explore the inner life of your sk...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Sprinting To The Finish Line" - What does it take to win Olympic gold? This hour, super humans and the power of Olympic fame. HOUR TWO...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "When Mountains Are Gods" - Science tells us mountains are giant piles of rock, formed millions of years ago. But that's not all they are...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
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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: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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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: Jul 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "As Read By The Author" - The most important part of packing for vacation is deciding what books to take. We've got you covered with sele...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
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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: "Books W...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Our Time Of Mourning" - The pandemic is waning in many places. But before we go back to normal life, let's not forget to mourn our loss...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01