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

50 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
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HOUR ONE: "Healing Trauma" - Most of us will go through something traumatic in our lives. This hour, what researchers are discovering to help peopl...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "After 30 Years of Prozac" - Happy 30th birthday Prozac. We've had three decades of the drug, so why are we still depressed? HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:56
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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: "Awkward" - We've ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:57
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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 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Why Make Art?" - Most of us stop making art around middle school. What can we learn from the people who never stopped? HOUR TWO: "Gate...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Facing Hate" - Is fascism back? Neo-fascist groups are winning hearts and votes in Europe and beyond. This hour, why we should be worrie...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:56
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HOUR ONE: "Magical Thinking" - Does a magician have anything to teach us? We'll explore magical thinking this hour, on stage and in our lives. HO...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Imagining Climate Change" - We have lots of facts about climate change. What we need is more stories. Can imagination save the planet? ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What Is Wrong With Men?" - The Proud Boys are a fraternal drinking club that thinks feminism has gone to far. We'll share their story as...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "In the Company of Wolves" - Wolves are among the most controversial animals on the planet. We'll track Yellowstone's wolves with the peo...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Empathy for Monsters" - The American soldiers who guarded Saddam Hussein came to like and care about him. This hour: Should we feel empa...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: Think you've got nothing to hide? This hour, find out who's watching us and why. HOUR TWO: How do you tell the story of your life? Songw...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Renunciation" - January is the season of diets and cleanses. Why do we feel compelled to give up our pleasures? HOUR TWO: "Owning The ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • 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 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: More and more power is getting consolidated in the hands of a few. If capitalism is broken, what's next? HOUR TWO: Why does an empire c...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Art of Reinvention" - Feeling stale? Four artists tell us how they reinvented themselves and how you can too. HOUR TWO: "Peak Perf...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58