To the Best of our Knowledge on KTTZ-HD2

Sunday at 2pm
  • Hosted by Anne Strainchamps

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated radio show that cracks open the world and the ideas that fuel its engine. Interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all.


  • Sunday, October 4, 2015 12:00am
    Sending humans to Mars used to seem like an impossible dream. But with the discovery of flowing water on Mars and the blockbuster movie "The Martian," even NASA is talking about a human mission to Mars. So why do people want to go to the Red Planet? We hear from a Mars One finalist and from the commander of one of NASA's Mars simulations; for 8 months she lived in a dome on the side of a volcano. Also, two science fiction heavyweights: Andy Weir describes the improbable origins of his blockbuster novel "The Martian," and Kim Stanley Robinson wonders what it would be like to travel to the nearest habitable star system 12 light years away. His answer? Like being trapped in a Motel 6. One in A Hundred: Finalist for Private Mars Program On Her Hopes and Fears; The Modern Mars MacGyver: Andy Weir on his Breakout Novel "The Martian"; Simulating Mars — From a Dome in Hawaii; Could Traveling to Mars Save Humanity?; Whistlers and Bow Shocks: Hearing the Sounds of Space; Leaving the Cradle: Kim Stanley Robinson on Traveling Beyond Our Star System.
  • Sunday, October 4, 2015 12:00am
    The Bible and the Quran are some of our most sacred and revered texts. They're also full of violent passages. Is religion the source of violence and intolerance around the world?  We look at how sacred texts inspire both violence and liberation. Karen Armstrong Examines the Link Between Religion and Violence ; Abraham and Isaac; Black Sacred Music - Robert Darden [Playlist]; Humanist Manifesto - A.C. Grayling; BookMark: Mario Vargas Llosa's "Conversation in the Cathedral"; Photographing Angola Prison.
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:00am
    Outsiders used to be the outcasts, misfits, and under-employed. Now outsiders are thriving and they're changing the way we think about what is mainstream and what is alternative. How Outsiders Are Redefining Normal; Colin Wilson's "The Outsider"; How to Unleash Your Inner Misfit; Joseph Mitchell's Literary Journalism; Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:00am
    There are images that once seen, can't be forgotten.  Like the recent photograph of a Syrian toddler who drowned when his family tried to flee their country. With his dark hair and bright red t-shirt and shorts, he has become the symbol of refugees fleeing Syria to Europe.  This hour, the morality and ethics of photographing war and human crisis.   Regarding the Pain of Others - Susan Sontag; At the Hour of Our Death - Sarah Sudhoff; Sonic Sidebar: William Christenberry; Potraits of the Mentally Ill - Michael Nye; The Rwanda Project - Art from War.
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:00am
    We tune in to watch Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina trade barbs.  But what would it take to get people politically involved all year round, and not just during election season? Making Democracy Fun; Voices From The Internet Underground; Against Voting; Make Energy Democratic; Lands in Limbo.