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

160 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Who Owns Seeds?" - There's a rare corn grown in Southern Mexico that can help the world fight climate change. But who owns it? HOUR TW...

  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Our Virtual Reality" - One of the most popular video games during the pandemic is "Animal Crossing." Can our virtual existence give us r...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Solace Of Nature" - Time to get outside. Despite all the changes, there are still signs of renewal everywhere. We'll show you where to l...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Weird World Of Mushrooms" - They can heal you. They can also kill you. This hour, take a trip into the wild world of toadstools. HOUR ...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Deep Tracks (Live In Studio)" - How do you harmonize during a pandemic? Operas on Zoom? DJs on Instagram? We'll share our favorite in-ho...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Writing Truth And Lies" - How close to reality were the "Little House" books? Does it matter? This hour, we'll talk morality in memoirs....

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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 03, 2020
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Doctors Give Us Hope" - We set up mics in Anne's kitchen for a show dedicated to the people getting us through this. The doctors, nurses...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Music Beyond Genre" - You listen to more than one kind of music. Why not make all kinds of music? This hour, music without rules. HOU...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Traveling By Book" - Great books take us to great places. Travel the world with your favorite authors as we celebrate Season Two of our ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 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: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Why Do We Meet?" - Studies show we're all disappointed with our friendships. Is it time to rethink the way we gather? HOUR TWO: "Hip H...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:59
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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
Caption: Hope (A Three Part Series)
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