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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.

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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

469 Ratings
Average Ratings
368
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

Latest release on Jan 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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 #2: The Secret Language of Trees [Rebroadcast]

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Trees talk to each other, and even form alliances with other trees or other species. Some are incredibly old — the root mass of aspens might live 100,000 years. In this hour, we explore the science and history of trees.

Guests:

Mark HirschRichard PowersSuzanne SimardAmos CliffordDaegan Miller

Nov 09 2019

52mins

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Rank #3: Books We Can't Forget

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Is there a book you can’t forget? A book that left a mark on you? We celebrate books and reading with an eclectic cast of writers from around the country.

Guests:

Chloe Benjamin — Anne Lamott — Rebecca Traister — Natalia Sylvester — Tommy Orange — Pamela Paul — Shannon Henry Kleiber — Jericho Brown — Susan Orlean

Interviews In This Hour:

Anne Lamott on 'Pippi Longstocking' — Powerful Book Encounters — Tommy Orange on 'A Confederacy Of Dunces' — Reading As Our First Window To The World — A Book Club On The Day Of The Book Choosing — Jericho Brown on 'The Witches Of Eastwick' — The Book Burning That Brought All Of Los Angeles Together

Nov 16 2019

51mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: Going Underground

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Scientists and explorers have found a whole new world under our feet. It's an exciting place, and it's changing what we know about the planet and ourselves.

Guests:

Robert MacfarlaneJill HeinerthBen HoltzmanWerner HerzogChristine Desdemaines-Hugon

Nov 02 2019

51mins

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Rank #6: Difficult Summer Reading

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Summer reading lists are full of so-called "beach books." But if you’ve got enough time to lounge by a pool or swing in a hammock, why not tackle something more substantial?

Guests:

Colleen LeahyMakini AllwoodJorge Luis BorgesOrhan PamukMaryanne WolfCodex SeraphinianusEmily ParkerJunot DiazRicardo Pitts-WileyCharles Miers

Jul 13 2019

51mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: Pick Your Poison [Rebroadcast]

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Covert spies painting nerve agents on doorknobs? It's not the only way to poison someone. We hear stories of radioactive paint, formaldehyde-spiked baby formula, and a beautiful garden full of plants that could kill you.

Guests:

Deborah BlumKathryn HarkupAmy StewartKate Moore

Jun 29 2019

52mins

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Rank #9: How Africans Are Building The Cities Of The Future

Dec 14 2019

51mins

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Rank #10: 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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