To the Best of Our Knowledge

30 EpisodesProduced by To The Best Of Our Knowledge

To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and a… read more

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Pick Your Poison

October 13th, 2018

50:58

Covert spies painting nerve agents on doorknobs? It's not the only way to poison someone. We hear stories of radioactive paint, formaldehyde-spiked …

What's Wrong With Men? [Rebroadcast]

October 6th, 2018

50:58

The right-wing politics and bro culture of The Proud Boys is attracting young, white men nationwide. Founder Gavin McInnes believes “95% of American …

Listening to the City

September 29th, 2018

50:58

Cities can be cacophonous and loud, a chaos of sonic discord. If, that is, you don't really focus your listening. People who’ve trained their ears to hear urban soundscapes in new ways hear something different.

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Magical Thinking [Rebroadcast]

September 22nd, 2018

50:58

"Magical thinking" gets a bad rap these days. It suggests losing your grip on reality or being so gullible that you'll believe anything - from ghosts …

The Ways We Are Born — Again and Again

September 15th, 2018

50:58

If you think of your life as a series of births, what changes? The first birth is when you arrive here, as a wet, wiggling newborn. But there may be …

Rethinking David Foster Wallace

September 8th, 2018

52:52

On the tenth anniversary of his suicide, David Foster Wallace faces renewed criticism over his treatment of women, in his life and work. Fans and critics are re-reading his work, struggling to reconcile genius with …

What's Wrong With Work?

September 1st, 2018

50:58

It's not easy in America today to find work that matters, that’s meaningful, and that pays enough to live on. Which is the one thing we don’t talk …

ICYMI: Our Invisible, Treacherous, Cynical, Wise, Miraculous World

August 27th, 2018

3:44

Could Psychedelic Drugs Save Your Life? [Rebroadcast]

August 25th, 2018

50:58

The Einstein You Don't Know [Extra]

August 23rd, 2018

15:20
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