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

101 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is This The Socialist Moment?" - It was a dirty word 25 years ago. But now, more politicians are identifying as Socialists. Has the move...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Is the Internet Built for Everyone?" - They say "don't feed the trolls" — but why should racist and sexist trolls get to own the web? Wa...

  • Added: Mar 22, 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: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Against Cynicism" - Why is the world so cynical? This hour, an irony-free exploration of cynicism. HOUR TWO: "Hip Hop Future" - "Strai...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "What's The Real Migration Crisis?" - The U.S. isn't the only country with an immigration debate. So what if we abolished borders and peo...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Wonders Of The Human Body" - What's so wondrous about the human body? An hour on transplants, chronic illnesses and the familiar in ours...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • 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: "Burnout" - Ev...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "What Sparks Creativity?" - Nathaniel Mary Quinn channeled his abandonment into art and became a celebrated painter. This hour, we'll exa...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • 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: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "New Voices In Native Writing" - Tommy Orange and Terese Mailhot are bringing a new perspective to Native American writing. But can you c...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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: "Locked Up" - Ima...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What Can We Learn From Teens?" - Teenage activists are finding their voices. What can we learn from them? HOUR TWO: "Procrastination" ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • 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: "Renunciation" - January is ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Endings (In Four Novellas)" - New Year's Eve can be depressing. We don't handle endings very well. This hour, how to end - relationships...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Should You Delete Facebook?" - Thinking about leaving Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? We'll consider the pros and cons of logging off so...

  • Added: Dec 21, 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: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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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: "Healing Trauma" ...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58