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, June 19, 2016 12:00am
    What's your name and what does it say about you? Me, Myself and My Name; What Not To Name Your Baby; The Man Who Wasn't Charles Lindbergh; The Power of Names; Writing With Apples: A Visit To Novelist Jane Hamilton's Family Orchard.
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00am
    The shooting rampage in Orlando has led to a lot of speculation about Omar Mateen’s politics and state of mind. There's still so much we don't know, but maybe we can learn from another mass murder. Consider the case of Anders Breivik, the gunman who killed 77 people, mostly teenagers, in 2011. It was one of the biggest mass murders in modern history and a national trauma for Norway. Breivik was a white supremacist, so his politics were different from Mateen's. But the two mass muderers were both alienated, self-radicalized loners. And as we struggle to find out what we can from Orlando, maybe there are lessons from the story of another terrorist and another country’s response. So here’s Steve Paulson’s extended conversation with journalist Asne Sierestad, an award-winning Norwegian journalist and war correspondent who covered the Breivik case and wrote the book “One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway.”
  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 12:00am
    In this hour, we explore the cultural shift in outsiders. They used to be the outcasts, misfits, and underemployed. Today, outsiders are indie, alternative and ahead of their time. How Outsiders Are Redefining Normal; Colin Wilson's "The Outsider"; How to Unleash Your Inner Misfit; Joseph Mitchell's Literary Journalism; Existentialism is Still Relevant Today.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 12:00am
    When disaster strikes, photojournalists run toward it instead of away. Usually, with a camera in hand. Their job is to get up close to tragedy and danger, to document things we need to see, in the hopes of somehow making a difference.  This hour we’re talking with some of the world’s great photojournalists.  And, remembering NPR war photographer David Gilkey – killed with his translator this week while on assignment in Afghanistan. Is the Risk of Photojournalism Worth It?; James Nachtwey on Covering Conflicts on the Ground; The Aesthetic Beauty of War Photography; Capturing Manufactured Landscapes; Photography Beyond Tragedy; Revisiting Susan Sontag On the Pain of Others.
  • Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:00am
    What does it take to survive?  We'll meet the oldest living things on the planet and get a list of everything you’ll need to know after the apocalypse. But there’s one thing no one can survive. And that’s death. Or maybe not... Plus, the great Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen on groove and sacred music. Erasing Death - Dr. Sam Parnia; The Oldest Living Things in the World - Rachel Sussman; Sonic Sidebar: Patchwork Flight (radio drama); The Knowledge - Lewis Dartnell; Tord Gustavsen's Sacred Music.