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 21, 2016 12:00am
    This hour, we explore flammable fiction as we ask the question, How does fire inspire a writer's imagination? Death by Spontaneous Combustion; Fighting Wildland Fires; The Politics of Arson; Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:00am
      Before the airplane was invented, ballooning was all the rage, and many people thought this was the future of air travel. Cultural historian Richard Holmes describes the remarkable history of the hot air balloon.
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:00am
    We run for all sorts of reasons -- to lose 10 pounds, to win an Olympic medal, or simply because it’s fun. Some even run as a spiritual practice. Today, why we run - and how far and how fast can humans go? Faster, Higher, Stronger; Let Them Dope!; The Fist and the '68 Olympics; Running and Spirituality ; Tennis in China.
  • Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:00am
    This hour, a look at the natural, artificial, and symbolic light that colors our history -- and our future.  The Heaviness of Light; Let There Be Light…On Your Brain; How the 18th Century Conquered Darkness; The New Physics of Photons; Nicholas Carr on the Art of Navigation; Art and Music in Rothko Chapel.
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:00am
    The Mississippi River is an American icon. It's a body of water that’s been shaped as much by cultural processes as by environmental ones. From the state lines it draws to its role in literature and the arts, it’s a river that flows deep in the American psyche. This episode is about the boundaries and horizons of the Mississippi — its deep geologic past, its history as a route to freedom, and its meaning today.  A Hawk and a Warbler; When The Mississippi Met the Atlantic; Life on Mark Twain's Mississippi; The Music and Meaning of Sounding 'Mark Twain'; Boundary and Horizon: The Mississippi River in African-American History.