Episode Archives

Original Air Date:

December 15, 2013

How often do we credit children with deep thoughts?  With profound or subtle thinking?  In this hour, we introduce some youngsters who've accomplished remarkable things:  written books, gone viral on the internet, and helped heal a community.  And we talk with psychologists...Read more

Mean people
Original Air Date:

January 27, 2013

The a**hole certainly isn't on any endangered species lists.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  We're seeing a population explosion.  So we have to ask — Are we living in the "Age of the A**hole"?Read more

Person walks in front of light wall.
Original Air Date:

January 20, 2013

Is this Philip K. Dick's world and are we just living in it? It sure seems like it these days. This hour, we explore his life and work. Read more

woman fighting
Original Air Date:

July 29, 2012

We put together our favorite interviews with female athletes.Read more

Original Air Date:

December 19, 2010

Science and the Search for Meaning: Five Questions, Part Five: Can Science be Sacred?

What if you don't believe in God, and the thought of church makes you queasy? Can you still experience the sacred? There's a growing movement of secular scientists who revel in the awe...Read more

Original Air Date:

May 02, 2010

Worried about climate change? Trying hard to reduce your carbon footprint? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, living small and liking it – an argument in favor of the radically local life.Read more

bialys bread
Original Air Date:

November 14, 2004

Join us for stories about bread in this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge.Read more

A peek into Steve's office.

In case it’s not obvious: we LOVE books on TTBOOK. But we’re also incredibly picky about which books we choose for interviews.Read more

Towering radio

We remember the magical moments of chemistry in certain interviews; the brilliant sound design that emerged from particular studio sessions; the stories that took us places and those that changed us.Read more

Doug Gordon heads off to host and produce "Beta" on WPR Next.

TTBOOK staffers share some of our favorite interviews and shows produced by our favorite Canadian. Read more

News From Poems

For National Poetry Month, To The Best Of Our Knowledge celebrated poetry with original work by five leading American poets, written in response to current events.Read more