To the Best of Our Knowledge

Sun 9-11pm
  • Hosted by Anne Strainchamps

Every week, "To the Best of Our Knowledge" invites listeners to a dinner party of ideas, where smart people think out loud.

It’s a curiosity-fueled gathering of fascinating guests – newly-discovered novelists, ground-breaking scientists, filmmakers, philosophers and a host of others, all passionate about ideas. And as with any great dinner party conversation, the fun is meeting the people behind the ideas.

Ways to Connect


  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:00pm
    In his new poem, Fady Joudah explores questions about exile, suffering and the language of nation states.
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:00pm
    Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe it’s something more. But analog is back in style. The Analog and The Digital, A Harmonious Double Life; The Unmistakable Pop and Hiss of a Good Record; The World Isn’t Perfect, And The One In Our Ears Shouldn’t Be Either; Recovering the Lossiness of “Tom’s Diner”; Could the Internet Be The World’s Greatest Piece of Collaborative Art?.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:00pm
    The former “Parks and Recreation” star has an unlikely hero: the Kentucky writer and champion of rural culture.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00pm
    In this hour, we see how poetry can show us new ways to think about place and personal identity. In a “Post-Truth” Era, Should You Get Your News From Poems?; American Poetry Has Never Been So Diverse; A Young Artist Reclaims Ojibwe Language Through Hip-Hop; Setting Sandburg’s City of Broad Shoulders to Music.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:00pm
    Quan Barry is writing a new poem each week in response to current events.  And she’s invited other poets to join in.