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To The Best Of Our Knowledge

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Rank #34 in Personal Journals category

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To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.

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To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.

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Great work!

By Clint and Louise T - May 16 2018
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We’ve Loved TTBOOK since Jim Fleming. Your podcast about trees made us weep!

Great podcast!

By Ayye_Bee - Mar 10 2018
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Very very intriguing conversations & ideas. Every episode so far has had me tuned in.

iTunes Ratings

456 Ratings
Average Ratings
355
48
21
11
21

Great work!

By Clint and Louise T - May 16 2018
Read more
We’ve Loved TTBOOK since Jim Fleming. Your podcast about trees made us weep!

Great podcast!

By Ayye_Bee - Mar 10 2018
Read more
Very very intriguing conversations & ideas. Every episode so far has had me tuned in.

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To The Best Of Our Knowledge

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To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.

Rank #1: Rituals of Fear

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What if experiencing dread — the horror of it all — is good for you?

Guests:

Amy StewartKathryn HarkupGemma FilesDan ChaonBlanche Barton

Oct 26 2019

52mins

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Rank #2: The Power Of Pleasure and Joy

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What if the most unselfish thing you could do was to pursue pleasure and joy? We make the case for the transformative power of joy, pleasure and delight.

Guests:

Ross GayKathryn Bond StocktonLaurie SantosLynne Segal

Oct 12 2019

51mins

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Rank #3: The Weird, Wild World of Mushrooms

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We owe our past and future existence on Earth to fungi. Some can heal you, some can kill you, and some can change you forever.

Guests:

Lawrence MillmanPaul StametsEugenia BoneMichael PollanDennis McKennaRobin Carhart-Harris

Jun 08 2019

51mins

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Rank #4: If Your Clothes Could Talk [Rebroadcast]

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Whether you know it or not, your closets are filled with personal information. Do you think about what are you saying with your clothes?

Guests:

Angelo BautistaAvery TrufelmanCarolyn Smithagnès b.Jo Paoletti

Oct 19 2019

52mins

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Rank #5: Your Miraculous And Mysterious Body [Rebroadcast]

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Sometimes, we take our body for granted. But even the everyday things it can do – keep our heart beating, fight off illness – are pretty extraordinary. Do you know what your body can do?

Guests:

Josh MezrichMissy MakiniaPorochista KhakpourGavin Francis

Oct 05 2019

52mins

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Rank #6: Why Do We Meet?

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We're always online but still have an innate need to meet in person. How can we make gatherings, from dinner parties to work meetings, more meaningful?

Guests:

Priya ParkerMamie Kanfer StewartAngelo BautistaJames Ogude

Jun 22 2019

51mins

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Rank #7: Finding Your Voice

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Your voice is unique. It's how your friends and family know you. But how comfortable are you with your voice? And how freely do you use it?

Guests:

David ThorpeKeith PowellSusan StambergAnn FriedmanVeronica RueckertBernie Krause

Jul 27 2019

51mins

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Rank #8: Religion Without Doctrine [Rebroadcast]

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What's the essence of religion? God? Scripture? Moral codes? Or is it really about something more unexplainable — primal spiritual experiences?

Guests:

Elizabeth KrohnJeff KripalElaine PagelsJericho Brown

Jul 06 2019

52mins

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Rank #9: How To Be An Ethical Traveler

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Over-tourism is ruining some of our favorite places on earth. Maybe it’s time to think more carefully about where and why we go places.

This show was produced in partnership with AFAR Magazine, whose May/June 2019 issue on ethical traveling inspired this episode.

Guests:

Elizabeth BeckerDave EggersKathryn KelloggAnu TaranathBarry Lopez

May 24 2019

51mins

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Rank #10: The Ways We Are Born — Again and Again [Rebroadcast]

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The first birth is when you arrive here, as a wet, wiggling newborn. But there may be other transitions in your life that feel just as difficult and profound. Some people actually call those passages re-birth. 

Guests:

Arlene SteinWendy KlineBenn MarineGreg Cootsona

Jun 16 2019

52mins

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