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. 

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Podcasts

  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 12:00am
    Ah, summer music festivals... beer tents, starry nights, a great lineup of bands. And tens of thousands of strangers. The festival-ization of American music has more of us shelling out for expensive tickets to multi-day, multi-stage festivals. Are they worth it?  And, how did we get here?   Why Do We Love Summer Music Festivals?; Bon Iver Puts Wisconsin Hometown On The Map With Indie Music Fest; Too Young For Woodstock? Here's What You Missed; Groovier Than Woodstock; Why I Hate Summer Music Festivals; Indigo Girls On The Power Of All-Women's Music Festivals.
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 12:00am
    From death cafes and death dinners, to innovative schools that now talk openly about death with their students, there's a movement afoot to change how we talk about the end of life. In this hour, how do we reckon with our own death and the deaths of our loved ones? If you'd like more information about how to start a conversation about the end of life, check out this resource page. Let's Talk About Death; We Don't Have to Be Alone with Dying and Grief; Living with your Coffin [Slideshow]; The Museum of Death [Slideshow]; "Death Doesn't Bother Me, Anyway" Pt. 1; Muhammad the Mortician Confronts Black-on-Black Violence; Nikki Giovanni Reads a Poem of Remembrance.
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 12:00am
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:00am
    It used to be easy to get lost in a good book, but now lots of people say reading is boring. Scientists say all that skimming and surfing on electronic screens is actually rewiring our brains. So we examine the new science of reading, and meet celebrated New Yorker book critic James Wood. Also, Jordanian scientist Rana Dajani tells the remarkable story of how she started a reading program for kids at her local mosque, which has spread to hundreds of libraries across the Middle East. And Princeton historian Tony Grafton uncovers the history of reading by looking in the margins of books. In our last segment, Jonathan Gottschall's dangerous idea is to remove padded gloves from combat sports to reduce the brain damage of fighters. And renowned MMA fighter Ronda Rousey describes her long, hard road to the top. Why it's Hard to Read in the Electronic Age; What Makes a Good Book Critic?; Teaching Kids to Love Books in the Middle East; Reading History from the Margins; Take Off the Gloves; The Toughest Woman in the World.
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:00am
    What if Mayors Rules the World If Mayors Ruled the World; Participatory Budgeting; SONIC SIDEBAR: Mayor Dave; The Mayor of Reykjavik; A DANGEROUS IDEA!; Keija Parssinen on her novel "The Unraveling of Mercy Louis".