To The Best Of Our Knowledge

Friday, 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on KUOW | Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on KUOW2
Jim Fleming

Cracking open the world and the ideas that fuel its engine, To The Best Of Our Knowledge with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all.  

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  • Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00pm
    Science fiction offers us visions of histories we don't know -- histories of the future and the past.  Today, legendary science fiction writers talk about science, utopia, and the imagination.  Plus, the winners of our 3 Minute Futures fiction contest! CLICK HERE to read the winning entries and a selection of our favorites. 3 Minute Futures Winner: "Social Scene Alert"; Politics of Science Fiction - Kim Stanley Robinson; 3 Minute Future Fiction: "Food Production"; Star Trek Legacy - Gates McFadden; Science and the Imagination - Ed Finn; 3 Minute Future: "Dogs in the Snow"; BookMark: Junot Diaz; Race and Sex in Sci Fi - Samuel R. Delany.
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00pm
    Escape Heroin from A to Z - Ann Marlow; How to Disappear - Frank Ahearn; Sonic Sidebar: Kidnapped; The Devil's Highway - Luis Alberto Urrea; Dangerous Idea: Alternative Currency; On Our Minds: Poet Les Murray.
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00pm
    Another season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" is beginning, and the History Channel's "Vikings" is racking up ratings. Why are we so interested in the Middle Ages? Medieval Combat - Kelly DeVries; Sonic Sidebar: Society for the Creative Anachronism; A Burnable Book - Bruce Holsinger; Hild - Nicola Griffith; Why History? - George R. R. Martin; BookMark: Nick Bantock; On Our Minds: Karen Joy Fowler.
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00pm
    Why not better-abled? Superpowers - Aimee Mullins; Asking for Help - Haddayr Copley-Woods; Sonic Sidebar: Eavesdropping; Touching Sound - Evelyn Glennie; BookMark: Orhan Pamuk; On Our Minds: Poet Rae Armantrout.
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:00pm
    Everyone loves a good joke, right? Well, at least when it's not at your expense. We explore hoaxes throughout history, get in the mind of a prolific prankster, and hear from writer Walter Kirn about getting duped by a dangerous con man. Famous pranksters - Kembrew McLeod; Art of the Hoax - Joey Skaggs; The Con - Walter Kirn; Sonic Sidebar: The Showman and the Slave; BookMark: Cheryl Strayed; On Our Minds: Noah's Flood.