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, May 22, 2016 12:00am
    The Gun The Cody Firearms Museum; The Gun Myth; the Legend of Sarah Winchester; LIberals! Go Out and Buy a Gun!; Negroes and the Gun; Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives.
  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 12:00am
    In this hour, we rethink work -- from the four-hour workweek to why our economy values growth at the expense of prosperity. How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity; The Six-Hour Workday; Starting Over at a Start-Up; Dangerous Idea: Universal Basic Income; The Case for a Universal Basic Income; A Hotel Built on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs .
  • Sunday, May 8, 2016 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. 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; BookMark: Sarah Bakewell Recommends "The Pillow Book"; Mixing India and America.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:00am
    There are nearly 250 million migrants across the world right now. Some will be escaping war or oppression, others will be seeking out freedom or economic prosperity, but whatever the reason, the kind of life they're looking for lies across a border that's policed and restricted. What if it didn't have to be that way? This hour, we explore a world without borders. Artist Molly Crabapple On Why Borders Are Unnecessary; The Case For Open Borders; Why Borders Are Becoming Irrelevant; Rethinking The History Of Mass Migration In America; Life As An Undocumented Immigrant; The Hidden Life of An Economic Migrant.
  • Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:00am
    How to depolarize American politics How to Depolarize American Politics; The Biology of Political Bias; Elif Shafak on the Pain of Living in a Polarized Culture; Bookmark: Jonathan Chait recommends “What Hath God Wrought” by Daniel Walker Howe; The Future of Left and Right.