191 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 • 173 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.

    Thor Hanson: How Nature Struggles with a Warming Planet

    Thor Hanson: How Nature Struggles with a Warming Planet

    From lizards that cling on for dear life during hurricanes to bees that can’t find flowers, plants and animals are trying to cope with climate change – and both inspiring and warning us to take action.

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    • 44 min
    Nancy Padilla-Coreano: Knowing Your Place

    Nancy Padilla-Coreano: Knowing Your Place

    How do we instantly sense whether someone has more or less power than we have – and change our behavior as a result?

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    • 40 min
    Robin Dunbar: Circles of Friendship

    Robin Dunbar: Circles of Friendship

    Dunbar’s Number is the most people you can have meaningful relationships with. But that number – 150 – is only one of the many circles of friends and acquaintances in your life. And one of those circles, according to Robin’s research, can determine how long you’ll live.

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    • 42 min
    Bianca Jones Marlin: Preparing Kids for Survival

    Bianca Jones Marlin: Preparing Kids for Survival

    How is it that the experience of stress or trauma can be passed on from one generation to the next, even without contact between them?

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    • 39 min
    Kate Bowler: Living With The Certainty of Uncertainty

    Kate Bowler: Living With The Certainty of Uncertainty

    Surviving some of the hardest of times has given Kate Bowler insights that are valuable to the rest of us who can't know what tomorrow will bring. And she’s funny, too.

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    • 42 min
    Diego Bohórquez: Gut to Brain – Listen Up!

    Diego Bohórquez: Gut to Brain – Listen Up!

    The discovery of a direct and instant connection between your stomach and your brain has brought a whole new dimension to the notion of a “gut feeling.”

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

MH and BH ,

A great discovery

So many podcasts out there and just discovered this one. Alan Alda brings a warmth, humility and normality to each interview. Brings out the best in each of his guests because he is just the best of gentlemen.

jjjannali ,

Curiously show

I love your commitment to endless learning fueled by your infectious curiosity.
Julie
Sydney

SPARK the DARK Australia ,

Alan Is A+

I LOVE YOUR INTERVIEWS so much!!! Your voice reminds me of my darling father RIP. And your interviews are so sincere, respectful, fascinating, interesting, intelligent, inclusive, varied & funny! Love ya work! Warmth & light Rachel from Melbourne Australia 🇦🇺

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