In this historic, strange, and memorable year, we have tried to bring you shows that are full of what we’ve been calling "intelligent optimism." It’s our take at TTBOOK, our personality, but somehow with the pandemic, the election and the civil unrest, this kind of curious wonder — steeped in reality and hope — took on a new urgency. It’s what we had to create, and we hope it’s what you needed to hear.
Depending on where you live, winter can be tough to get through. It’s cold, it gets dark early, the weather’s messy. Naturalist Bernd Heinrich shares some amazing stories about the ingenious ways animals survive winter.
As a plant ecologist, Brooke Hecht knows plants. But then a few years ago, while at a professional conference, her young daughter who'd tagged along got sick. And that's when the healing powers of plants came to the rescue.