308 episodes

Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country. You'll know many of the people in these conversations – they are luminaries in our culture. Some you may not know. But what links them all is their powerful ability to relate and communicate. It's something we need now more than ever.

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda Alan Alda

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 196 Ratings

Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country. You'll know many of the people in these conversations – they are luminaries in our culture. Some you may not know. But what links them all is their powerful ability to relate and communicate. It's something we need now more than ever.

    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 25 trailer

    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 25 trailer

    Alan and Executive Producer Graham Chedd chat about and play excerpts from Alan's conversations with some of the guests in the new season, beginning next week. Guests include newspaper editor Adam Moss; science journalist Rebecca Boyle; and writers Kelly and Zach Weinersmith.

    • 21 min
    Stephen Dubner: Feynman on Our Mind

    Stephen Dubner: Feynman on Our Mind

    Stephen Dubner, host of Freakonomics Radio, has long been fascinated by the great physicist Richard Feynman. As has Alan. Stephen has devoted a year to making a remarkable podcast series on Feynman, and Alan has played Feynman on the stage for a year. They compare notes on what they’ve come to learn about him.

    • 39 min
    Remembering Frans de Waal

    Remembering Frans de Waal

    In this special episode of Clear and Vivid we reflect on Frans’ life-long commitment to revealing how much we humans have in common with our primate cousins.

    • 16 min
    Justice Stephen Breyer: Understanding What They Meant

    Justice Stephen Breyer: Understanding What They Meant

    When interpreting the Constitution, the dangers of relying solely on the words and what they meant at the time, without taking into account the purpose and values expressed in those words.

    • 39 min
    Shohini Ghose: Women’s Time and Space

    Shohini Ghose: Women’s Time and Space

    A leading physicist herself, Shohini Ghose has wonderful stories about the trials and triumphs of the many mostly unsung women whose work helped open up the universe.

    • 39 min
    Tali Sharot: Take Another Look

    Tali Sharot: Take Another Look

    We can get used to things to the point where even something we once thought wonderful can lose its luster. More sinister, we can also get used to the drip, drip of falsehoods till we become dulled to their danger. How to overcome habituation, and even take advantage of it.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Cbandjack ,

Brilliant

So often thought provoking and on topics not usually within my realm of reading.. I love being challenged by the guests, topics and Alan’s questions. I am frequently amazed by how extensive his knowledge base is and how well-prepared he is for each episode. An absolute joy and wonder.. Thank you!

Stevenlexturner ,

Stimulating

Every time we listen to Clear and Vivid usually while walking on our amazing Sunshine Coast QLD Australia beaches, we are not only highly entertained but often stimulated to by ‘the Book’ or discuss and research the topic further .
Sometimes we go back over the Podcast a few times with a notepad to nail the points.
Listening to Alan’s voice is like pouring honey and his experiences of life, long marriage, desire to keep learning and determination to fight on with Parkinson’s is truely inspirational.
Thanks so much Alan and the Team.

Steve Frost ,

A gem of a podcast

Alan Alda, what an amazing life and in his 80’s he’s still going strong with this great podcast. So many interesting topics and he’s a pleasure to listen to.

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