To the Best of our Knowledge on KTTZ HD2

Hosted by Jim Fleming

Cracking open the world and the ideas that fuel its engine, with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all.

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Podcasts

  • Sunday, July 5, 2015 12:00am
    It's hard to wrap your head around the future of the human brain.  Augmented intelligence, memory playback, downloadable skills - it's all coming.  We explore the future of the mind, and hear how a brain injury can transform your life. Struck By Genius - Jason Padgett; Future of the Mind - Michio Kaku; Disharmony; What if America really is exceptional?; Reclaiming the Declaration of Independence .
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015 12:00am
    As terrible as it sounds, most of us will go through something traumatic at some point in our lives. The experience can be deeply isolating and crushing, but it doesn't have to be. Today, researchers are discovering new ways to help people recover. This hour, we explore how to cope with and learn from trauma. A Brief History of PTSD; Secondary Violence and PTSD; The Positive Side Of Pain; Feeling Through Trauma; BookMark: The Argonauts; The Science Of Skin Color.
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:00am
    As the Dalai Lama turns 80, we reflect on his legacy and remarkable personal history. Also, how various Eastern spiritual traditions have taken root in the West - from yoga to meditation. And the legacy of California's famous utopian experiment at Esalen and its "religion of no religion." The Happy Buddhist; Can a Video Game Teach Kids to Meditate?; Meditation on Death Row; The Religion of No Religion; A Rapper's Homage to Ganesh.
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:00am
    So much of our daily lives gets turned into data -- our online shopping purchases, phone calls, family photos. We're all surrounded by data, and learning how to harness it could be more transformative than we realize. This week, a look at the new data specialists using their knowledge of numbers to change everything, from music to baseball to health. Can Tracking Your Period Change Women's Health?; Runs, Hits, and Algorithms: How Data is Changing Baseball; By Transforming Data into Music, New York's Income Inequality Gets Amplified; A Novelist Assesses the Beauty of Computer Code; The Box of a Trillion Souls: Stephen Wolfram on the Distant Future; Their Lovely Bones: The Decorated Skeletons of Europe.
  • Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:00am
    Who are you? White or black, Muslim or Christian, working class or wealthy? Most of us rotate through many different cultural identities, at work and at home. And sometimes, reconciling them is hard. Becoming Biracial; Mixed Feelings; Hybrid Identities; Sonic Sidebar: Richard Rodriguez on "Brown"; Culture Clash; BookMark: Stoner; On Our Minds: Public Higher Education.