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, August 23, 2015 12:00am
    National Parks rock! National Parks: The Greatest American Invention; No More National Parks!; Cheryl Strayed on her memoir "Wild"; El Capitan Daredevils – The story of the few who have climbed the 3000 foot granite wall of Yosemite National Park.; Listening in on One Square Inch of Silence; The Adventure Gap: Why do so Few African-Americans go to National Parks?.
  • Sunday, August 23, 2015 12:00am
    How do we mark death and celebrate lost lives around the globe? In this hour, we hear stories from inside the funeral industry, and learn about burial and mourning rituals throughout history. Tending to the Body; Ask a Mortician; Ghanaian Coffins are a Fantasy of Life and Dreams [Slideshow]; Does Caring for the Dead Make Us Human?; Coming of Age in a Funeral Home; "Death Doesn't Bother Me Anyway, Pt. 4"; A Poet's Elegy to His Son; On the Music in This Hour [Playlist].
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 12:00am
    Are you tired of the old way of fiction? Are Japanese cell phone novels just not doing it for you any more? Fear not. Today, we meet writers who are blowing up the novel by inventing new forms of fiction. Blurring The Lines Between Fiction And Reality; Karl Ove Knausgaard on Remembering and Recreating Memories; BookMark: "Mes Amis"; The Novel As Television Series; Long-Lost Country Music Album Finally Released After 40 Years.
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 12:00am
    In this hour, we explore the medical, spiritual and psychological mysteries of the moment of death. A Buddhist chaplain talks about preparing - now - to meet our final moments mindfully. And, as resuscitation science makes it ever-more possible for us to bring back people whose hearts have stopped, we take a look at the growing scientific debate over near-death experiences.  Being with Death; "Death Doesn't Bother Me, Anyway" Pt. 3; Blurring the Line Between Life and Death [Video]; Can Science Explain Near-Death Experiences? [Video]; Can Hallucinogens Help with End-of-Life Anxiety?; Mindful Dying; Christian Wiman Reads "For D.".
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 12:00am
    We live much longer than we used to, thanks to medical advances, but what are the emotional and financial costs of extending life?  Some doctors don't know how to talk with their patients about preparing for death, so there's now a push to have frank conversations about end-of-life care. Also,one family's story of working within Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law. Katy Butler on Heaven's Door; Atul Gawande Advocates Compassionate Medical Care [Video]; One City Talks about Death; A Photographer's Days with His Father; "Death Doesn't Bother Me, Anyway" Pt. 2; Choosing Death With Dignity; "When Death Comes," Read by Mary Oliver.