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

209 Pieces

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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 07, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Reading While Young" - Having trouble reading? Maybe the answer is a younger read. We'll celebrate the new season of our "Bookmarks" mic...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
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HOUR ONE: "Searching For Order In The Universe" - The universe is full of mystery. This hour, what do fish and eels have to do with the maddening s...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:02
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HOUR ONE: "The Power Of Pleasure And Joy" - Joy, pleasure and delight feel good. But are they also politically powerful? HOUR TWO: "Making Waves...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Living With Loneliness" - In countries all over the world, rates of loneliness are skyrocketing. How did it become a condition of modern...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: "Music On Your Mind" - Doctors say a simple song can awaken the minds of Alzheimer's patients. This hour, music as medicine. HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:00
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HOUR ONE: 'Who Owns Seeds?" - As monocropping and agribusiness continue to dominate modern farming, we speak to farmers, botanists and indigenous p...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: 'Decolonizing the Mind' - Colonization in Africa was much more than a land grab. It was a project to replace — and even erase — local cul...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Discovering America's Black DNA" - What happens when common DNA brings the black and white side of the family together for the first tim...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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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: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: 'Going Underground' - Scientists and explorers have found a whole new world under our feet. It's an exciting place, and it's changing wha...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Mysteries Of Migration" - We think we can find anywhere with GPS. But that's nothing compared to what animals can do. This hour, the art...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Rewriting The Romance Script" - Love is in the air, as it has been every Valentine's Day since 496. And we're still trying to get it rig...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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: Feb 05, 2021
  • 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 29, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Hope: Where Does It Come From?” – We begin our three part series on hope. Is it something we’re innately born with or something we can c...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Vaccine Trackers" - As vaccination against COVID-19 begins, what's it like to get one? This hour, the biggest mass immunization camp...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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: Jan 08, 2021
  • 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: Jan 01, 2021
  • Length: 01:58:58