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

66 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "Against Cynicism" - Why is the world so cynical? This hour, an irony-free exploration of cynicism. HOUR TWO: "Repeat When Necessary" -...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is Socialism Making A Comeback?" - It was a dirty word 25 years ago. But now, more people are identifying as Socialists. Is Socialism co...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Mind Of A Terrorist" - What ideology or belief would compel someone to become a terrorist? This hour, a look at the psychology of politi...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Worshiping Waterfalls" - Jane Goodall has seen chimpanzees stop at a roaring waterfall and bristle with excitement. Are they having spir...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Roadtrippin'"' - What makes a road trip something special? It's not the destination. HOUR 2: "Artificial Creativity" - Scientists are ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • 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: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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: "Skill Vs. Luc...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "The Echo Chamber" - Conservative pundit Charlie Sykes criticized Donald Trump, becoming a left-wing darling. How'd that happen? Welcome ...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "When Women Rule" - From Homer to Harvey Weinstein, women are reclaiming the classics in the age of #MeToo. HOUR TWO: "Burnout" - Ever ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Center Of The World" - Opiate addiction. Lost jobs. Lost hope. Producer Charles Monroe-Kane heads back to his Ohio hometown to see why p...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What Is School For?" - Some of the hardest working people in America are teachers. So why do they get so much disrespect? This hour, we'...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Third Act" - If you think of life as a play in three acts, the final act is often the best. HOUR TWO: "Making A Home" - This hour,...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is The Nation State Splintering?" - All over the world, borders are changing and separatists are rising. Should we have seen this coming...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Making Waves (Live)" - What happens when the rest of America wants your water? Join us live from Milwaukee as we celebrate a lake. HOU...

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • 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: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Handwork" - More than 38 million Americans knit or crochet. This hour, we'll explore the therapeutic value of drawing, knitting and othe...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Hip Hop Future" - "Straight Outta Compton" turns 30 this year and hip hop has more influence than ever. What will it change next? HOUR...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Thinking With Animals" - Stories of animal intelligence, from birds and bees to the strange and wonderful mind of the octopus. HOUR TW...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57