Episode Archives

fake gorilla

Mark Sundeen got an offer he couldn't refuse. A publisher paid him upfront to write a book on bullfighting in Spain. Mark doesn't speak Spanish, knows nothing about bullfighting, and hates to travel, but that didn't stop him from writing the book. He just made the whole thing up. In this hour of...Read more

Original Air Date:

March 13, 2005

Previous Airdates:

March 13, 2005
February 19, 2006

soccer pitch

When you hear the word "globalization," you probably don't think of the sport of soccer. But Franklin Foer does. He traveled around the globe to explore this connection, attending soccer matches and interviewing his heroes. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Franklin Foer will tell us...Read more

Original Air Date:

January 30, 2005

Previous Airdates:

January 30, 2005
March 12, 2006

bialys bread

Join us for stories about bread in this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge.Read more

Original Air Date:

November 14, 2004

Previous Airdates:

November 14, 2004
July 10, 2005

Soldiers on in the battlefield prior to the World War I Christmas Truce

On Christmas Eve of 1914, German soldiers in the Flanders trenches lit candles on small Christmas trees.  British, French, Belgian and German troops serenaded each other with songs.  Soon enemy soldiers broke bread with each other and exchanged letters.  In this hour of To the...Read more

Original Air Date:

December 16, 2001

Previous Airdates:

December 16, 2001
December 15, 2002

turkey

On Thanksgiving Day most Americans spend at least a little time doing just that – giving thanks.  But followers of a Japanese discipline called Naikan practice what you could call “extreme gratitude.”  They make a point of thanking everyone and everything in their lives – every day....Read more

Original Air Date:

November 24, 2002

Previous Airdates:

November 24, 2002

Soldiers on in the battlefield prior to the World War I Christmas Truce

On Christmas Eve of 1914, German soldiers in the Flanders trenches lit candles on small Christmas trees.  British, French, Belgian and German troops serenaded each other with songs.  Soon enemy soldiers broke bread with each other and exchanged letters.  In this hour of To the...Read more

Original Air Date:

December 16, 2001

Previous Airdates:

December 16, 2001
December 15, 2002

To be American can mean many things. It can mean a young black teen in a hoodie, or a illegal immigrant who’s been living here for 20 years. How do we reconcile the many different American experiences?Read more

Original Air Date:

March 02, 2014

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