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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

11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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HOUR ONE: "Check Your Privilege" - When was the last time you questioned your beliefs? This hour, the benefits and drawbacks of talking about privi...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Art of Reinvention" - Artists reinvent themselves all the time. So why not consider yourself a work of art in progress? HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Roadtrippin'" - What makes a road trip something special? It's not the destination. HOUR TWO: "Do Protests Still Matter?" - In the wa...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:56
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HOUR ONE: "Falling For It" - We’re hearing a lot about fake news. But you’re a smart person. You can tell when a story’s fake. Can’t you? HOUR ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Locked Up" - Most of us will never know what really happens behind bars. Prisons are generally off limits to the public and press. This ...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Peak Performance" - Elite climber Alex Honnold just stunned the world with his free solo ascent of El Capitan. How do you do that? We'll...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE Gateway Moments (Live in STL) We’ve all had them – big, significant transformations that take your life in a new direction. Gateway momen...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:57
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When was the last time you saw a piece of art that made you uncomfortable? For some artists, the shock of the new and transgressive isn’t just an ...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59
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For some people, wilderness is the ultimate experience. America’s national parks make that possible. This week, the complicated history and politic...

  • Added: May 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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EVERGREEN HOUR ONE: "Roadtrippin’" - What makes a road trip something special? It’s not the destination. EVERGREEN HOUR TWO: "Time Travel" - Ever...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:57