To the Best of Our Knowledge

TTBOOK began as an audio magazine of ideas - two hours of smart, entertaining radio for people with curious minds. It's sort of journalistic (because some of us are, or used to be, journalists), but it's never about the President's speech to the U.N., weapons inspections in Iraq, or yesterday's stock market disaster. It's the kind of show that would spend an hour on the future of capitalism, or on the roots of Islamic fundamentalism. It might also spend an hour on hair. Or salt. Or pirates, road trips, psychic phenomena, house cleaning, animal intelligence, high energy physics, or how to say you're sorry. (You'll find all those shows in our archives.) It's the kind of show where someone might mention Charlotte Bronte or Anthony Trollope in one segment, U2 or They Might Be Giants in another.
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Sunday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

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Host:
Anne Strainchamps

Anne Strainchamps is the host of TTBOOK. She co-founded the show, along with Steve Paulson and Jim Fleming, and has been a featured interviewer on the program for more than a decade. She has worked in public broadcasting at WAMU in Washington, DC, and at NPR. She has been a reporter, producer, news director, live talk show host, a food and wine columnist, and a chocolatier.

From To The Best of Our Knowledge

  • Worshipping Waterfalls: The Evolution of Belief
    <p>Do chimpanzees have spiritual experiences? A remarkable discovery in West Africa suggests they might.</p>
  • Extra: Making Peace With Monsters
    <p>This is the story of a lonely, disturbed teenager desperately in need of a friend. His name was Jeff. Or as you know him, Jeffrey Dahmer — the serial killer.</p>
  • Working For A Weekend That Never Seems To Come
    <p>Across professions, half of Americans surveyed say they’re exhausted from work. More and more of us feel scrambled, tired and drained. Are we facing daily lives more prone to burnout? And what can we do about it?</p>
  • A New Clash Of Civilizations?
    <p>When we hear from politicians and activists that "the West is at risk, that a clash of civilizations threatens Western culture," what does that mean exactly? And who do we think is coming for it?</p>
  • Extra: Discovering the Hidden Roots of Koreans Living In Japan
    <p>One of the finalists for the National Book Award this year is Min Jin Lee, for her novel "Pachinko."</p>
  • Beyond the Echo Chamber
    <p>We live, work and play in Red and Blue tribal bubbles, filling our social media feeds with news sources that affirm our place in that order, rather than challenging it. What is that isolation doing to us? What can we do to escape it?</p>
  • Even Stranger Things
    <p>Did you know that the U.S. military has a long history of working with psychics to try to discover enemy secrets? We examine this history and take a deep dive into the paranormal.</p>
  • Extra: Virtually Anywhere
    <p>Remember virtual reality? Back in the 1990’s, it was going to be the technology of the future. &nbsp;Today, it’s here. But we're still figuring out what to do with it.</p>
  • You Had To Be There
    <p>Home entertainment options have never been richer, but public places like movie theaters and performance spaces are suffering. What do we lose when everyone stays home?</p>
  • Center of the World
    <p>Amidst economic devastation, producer Charles Monroe-Kane asks what it takes to survive in the Rust Belt.</p>

 

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