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

355 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "In Your Dreams" - Did you dream last night? Or are you among the millions of Americans who are not only sleep deprived but dream deprive...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Luminous: What Can Psychedelics Teach Us About Dying?" - Could psychedelics change the way we approach death and dying? We'll explore th...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "To All The Dogs We've Loved" - Picture yourself half way through a thousand mile sled dog race. What do you think about? This hour, adve...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "The Cult Of The Self" - In the world of internet influencers and YouTube stars, it’s not enough to be ordinary anymore. So how special a...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Losing Yourself In Fantasy" - When the real world becomes too much, fantasy might be your ticket out. But at what point does fantasy go ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "The Year Of Return" - 2019 marked the "year of return" to Ghana – attracting visitors from throughout the African diaspora. Now, scores ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Docupoetry" - Have you ever wished there was a different way to read – or hear - the news? For generations, through wars and political u...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Deep Time: The Tyranny Of Time" - When you’re on the clock, the hours disappear. Time scarcity is making us and the planet sick. But the...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Out Of The Anxiety Box" - It's 7 a.m. You're not even out of bed and you're already worrying. So let's talk about it: How anxious we are...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Cultivating Wonder" - Maybe there’s something missing in your life you can’t quite explain. It might be that you need to re-discover you...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Luminous: Is It The Drug Or The Trip?" - Psychedelic therapy is poised to be the next big thing in mental health. But what if you want t...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Off The Map" - Remember what maps were like when you were a kid? Well, Google Maps now makes finding everything from an obscure coffees...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "How Should We Tell Our History?" - Debates over history are front-page news, from critical race theory to AP history classes. How should...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
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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: Nov 24, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Deep Time: The Cosmos And Us" - Our lives are so rushed, always on the clock. Counting the minutes and seconds. In the latest episode of...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • 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: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Against Capitalism" - Congress has passed a Republican resolution "denouncing socialism." But what does that even mean? This hour, a soc...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Building Twisted Worlds" - What’s scary today isn’t haunted mansions but haunted… tape decks? Cassette recorders? HR manuals? We'll intr...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Luminous: Can Psychedelics Be Decolonized?" - Psychedelics are a multi-billion dollar industry. But many come from plant medicines first...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:59