To the Best of Our Knowledge
60 minutes (two episodes per week)
( To the Best of Our Knowledge ) is a weekly TTBOOK public radio interview programs. Produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International, it is broadcast on 180+ public radio stations in the U.S. and is also available as a podcast. The program is hosted by Jim Fleming, along with interviewers Steve Paulson and Anne Strainchamps.
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TTBOOK produces two one-hour programs each week. Each hour has a theme, which is explored over the course of the hour primarily through interviews, although the show also airs commentaries, performance pieces and occasional reporter pieces. Topics vary widely, from contemporary politics, science and "big ideas," to pop culture themes like "Nerds" or "Apocalyptic Fiction."
TTBOOK produces at least one five-part series every year, which tends to be distributed more widely than the weekly broadcast. "East Meets West," a series on East/West cultural crossroads, included interviews with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, Muslim rapper Lupe Fiasco, Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, and Pakistani rock icon Salman Ahmad. "Electrons to Enlightenment," a series on science and religion, included interviews with intellectual heavyweights [1 ] E. O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Francis Collins and Karen Armstrong. [2 ]
TTBOOK won the 2004 Peabody Award for Programming. [3 ]
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