214 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 • 180 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.

    Mónica Guzmán: She Never Thought of It That Way

    Mónica Guzmán: She Never Thought of It That Way

    Her realization that if she’d led the life her parents have, then she would have voted for Trump too, was an insight that contributed to her decision to write her new book, I Never Thought of It That Way. The book is both a diagnosis of, and a prescription for, the ugly polarization that is gripping today’s America.

    • 42 min
    Emanuel Ax: Reaching Out Through Music

    Emanuel Ax: Reaching Out Through Music

    Alan talks with longtime friend, the great pianist Emanuel Ax. How does practice lead to the unexpected magic of spontaneity? What role does the audience play? And taking music to the places where it’s needed most.

    • 41 min
    James Burrows: He Gave Us Thousands of Reasons to Laugh

    James Burrows: He Gave Us Thousands of Reasons to Laugh

    He brought us classics like Cheers, Taxi, Will and Grace, Frasier, Friends and The Big Bang Theory. He's directed over 1,000 episodes of TV comedy. Jim Burrows and Alan compare notes on what it takes to make a show a success.

    • 41 min
    Conny Aerts and George Whitesides: Starquakes and Tiny, Tiny Factories

    Conny Aerts and George Whitesides: Starquakes and Tiny, Tiny Factories

    She listens to quakes in stars far, far away, to help predict if they host earth-like planets. He makes it possible to build factories so small you can’t even see them.

    • 41 min
    Huda Zoghbi and Christopher Walsh: Hunting Genes that Damage our Brains

    Huda Zoghbi and Christopher Walsh: Hunting Genes that Damage our Brains

    Two of the winners of the just-announced Kavli Prizes in neuroscience on what inspired their breakthrough research. And how their discoveries may help not only those with rare, devastating brain disorders, but also provide a better understanding of more common conditions such as autism.

    • 47 min
    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 17 trailer

    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 17 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 classical pianist Emanuel Ax, director James Burrows, and primatologist Frans de Waal.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

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.

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

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