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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, 1-Month Subscription

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It's a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that's positively riveting.

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    • Fantastic week after week

    • By Larry on 08-13-03

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: A New Clash of Civilizations?

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    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? What exactly are we talking about when we talk about "the West"? A geographic region? Judeo-Christian heritage? Liberal democracy, free market capitalism? And who do we think is coming for it?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Forgiving the Unforgivable

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Are there certain acts, certain people who are beyond forgiveness? When you're hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most? This hour, the keys to living a more forgiving life.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, 12-Month Subscription

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It's a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that's positively riveting.

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    • Kicking known science over a cliff

    • By Cora Judd on 05-08-13

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Philip K. Dick

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Is this Philip K. Dick's world and are we just living in it? It sure seems like it these days, with new versions of his work continuing to fill the media landscape, 35 years after his death. There's the new movie, Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the 1982 classic, Blade Runner, which was based on Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This hour, we explore Dick's life and the enduring power of his visionary, mind-bending science fiction.

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    • Rerun

    • By asdfasdfasdf on 12-12-17

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Burnout

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Weekends aren't recharging you much anymore? You've got a lot of company. 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?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Should You Delete Your Facebook Account?

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Your finger’s hovering over the "delete" button on your Facebook app. Your friends are abandoning Twitter. Every day brings fresh revelations of data breaches, privacy abuses, Russian spies, trolls. Is it time to hit “delete” on all of it? But then again, we joined these platforms for a reason. In a more perfect world, what could these platforms be doing for us?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Harassment in the Lab

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Every day seems to turn up new revelations of sexual harassment. It's also happening to women in science. Many women have simply abandoned their scientific careers. Others waited years to file complaints until their own careers were launched. This hour we talk with several women who are fighting back.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: How To Be Alone

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    If you've ever been alone on Valentine's Day, you probably know how isolating it can be to feel like the only single person in a world full of happy couples. But being alone doesn't have to be shameful. This hour, we're changing the script and making the case for the lovelorn, the loners, the bachelors and spinsters that there's nothing wrong with being alone.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Could Psychedelic Drugs Save Your Life?

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Back in the sixties, LSD was all the rage — not just in the counterculture but also in psychiatric clinics. Then psychedelics were outlawed and decades of research vanished. Now, psychedelic science is back — and the early results are extraordinary. A single dose of psilocybin can help people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Could Psychedelic Drugs Save Your Life?

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Back in the sixties, LSD was all the rage — not just in the counterculture but also in psychiatric clinics. Then psychedelics were outlawed and decades of research vanished. Now, psychedelic science is back — and the early results are extraordinary. A single dose of psilocybin can help people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety. We'll examine this revolution in medicine, and explore the connections between psychedelics and mystical experience.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Could Psychedelic Drugs Save Your Life?

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Back in the sixties, LSD was all the rage — not just in the counterculture but also in psychiatric clinics. Then psychedelics were outlawed and decades of research vanished. Now, psychedelic science is back — and the early results are extraordinary. A single dose of psilocybin can help people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety. We'll examine this revolution in medicine, and explore the connections between psychedelics and mystical experience.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Art of Reading (Updated)

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    It used to be easy to get lost in a good book, but now lots of people say reading is boring. Scientists say all that skimming and surfing on electronic screens is actually rewiring our brains. So we examine the new science of reading, and meet celebrated New Yorker book critic James Wood.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Secret Language of Trees

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Using a complex network of chemical signals, trees talk to each other and form alliances with fellow trees, even other species. In fact, whole forests exist as a kind of superorganism. And some trees are incredibly old. Did you know a single bristlecone pine can live up to 6,000 years? And the root mass of aspens might live 100,000 years? We explore the science and history of trees and talk with Richard Powers about his epic novel "The Overstory."

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: We've Had 30 Years of Prozac. Why Are We Still Depressed?

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Modern anti-depressants have saved a lot of minds. And lives. But our 30-year experiment with modern anti-depressants is taking a toll. What have they done to our bodies? And how do we navigate that trade-off between body and mind? Is it clear that they even work? There are a lot of us who struggle with mood disorders or mental illness of one sort or another. If you do, we here at TTBOOK want you to know that you're not alone. If you're looking for more in-depth knowledge on what you might be going through, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is an incredible resource.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Revenge of Analog

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Do you miss turntables, vinyl records, cassette tapes, landline phones? Welcome to the analog revival – a movement to roll back digital dominance. This week, how headphones and MP3s ruined music, the pleasure of listening to old 78's, and the politics of nostalgia. The broadcast of this episode also featured a conversation with poet Fady Joudah for our series the News from Poems.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Poem is You: New Voices in American Poetry

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    In this hour, we see how poetry can show us new ways to think about place and personal identity. Poetry is a powerful tool for crafting identity —as we find in the verse of Ojibwe hip-hop artist Tall Paul. It can also help us understand the places we live —as in Carl Sandburg's Chicago poems. And Quan Barry kicks off National Poetry Month with a new series, "The News from Poems," featuring original poems by five major poets that reflect on the anxieties raised by current events.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Life, Art, and Therapy

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Whatever happened to psychoanalysis? It used to be the most influential science of the mind, but today its founder, Sigmund Freud, just looks like a sex-obsessed old man. Analyst Adam Phillips says we got Freud all wrong; he remains a radical thinker if we know how to read him. This hour explores the connections between therapy and art.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Original Sin

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    A garden, a tree, an apple and a serpent.  The story of Adam and Eve is as old as sin.  But it’s a lot more than a Bible story. The doctrine of original sin shaped Christianity but also left its mark on everything from gun control to how we vote. In this episode, we consider the impact of original sin on politics, capitalism, psychology and beyond.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Is Socialism Making a Comeback?

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    The Democratic Party is facing a new challenge, from the Left. Because for the first time in decades, socialism is making sense to American voters - it's no longer a dirty word for politicians. But could socialism really be a force in American politics? This hour: How and why American Socialism is on the rise. And what does it look like - on the ground and in elected office? 

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