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, February 7, 2016 12:00am
    Do you ever get the feeling that this is Big Soda's world and we're just living in it? Even though soda sales have declined in recent years, Big Soda looms large in our popular culture. In this hour, we explore "Coca-Cola Capitalism" and soda politics.  Soda Politics; The Vestibules -- Laurence Olivier for Diet Coke; The Secret History of Soft Drinks; Coca-Cola Capitalism; Coke and Cocaine; Why Football Matters.
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:00am
    Fashion Matters Jacki Lyden on Why Fashion Matters; A Philosophy of Fashion; Gender and Race on the Runway; Fashion, Fast and Slow; The Hindus: An Alternative History.
  • Sunday, January 31, 2016 12:00am
    Reading books isn't always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. We celebrate traditional ways of knowing - from the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. Also, a plea for Africans to reclaim their local knowledge. How to Chop, Stack and Burn Wood; Hmong Knives; Talking to Plants; BookMark: Philip Glass Recommends "The Wayfinders" by Wade Davis; The Eternal Moment; Reclaiming Africa.
  • Sunday, January 31, 2016 12:00am
    In this hour, we meet science-fiction writers who are thinking the unthinkable and daring to go beyond the limits of our imaginations. The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Faber; Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang; Questionable Practices - Eileen Gunn; BookMark: Stephen Burn on "Infinite Jest"; On Our Minds: Kurt Godel.
  • Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:00am
     So what about that phrase “a more perfect union”? What does that mean? And how do we reconcile all the different visons of what a more perfect union might be? Especially the ones you disagree with. Are the Armed Men in Oregon Religious Fanatics?; A Former Neo- Nazi Skinhead, Now What?; 19th Century Utopias; The Soundtrack to a Literal "Cult" Sensation; Do You Believe in Gnomes?.