228 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
    • 4.6 • 422 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.

    Jay Baruch: In the ER, your story matters

    Jay Baruch: In the ER, your story matters

    Physician Jay Baruch has learned from experience that diagnosing a patient in the emergency room requires more than clinical tests. It requires listening to their story.

    • 39 min
    Ken Auletta: Power and Abuse in the Movie Business

    Ken Auletta: Power and Abuse in the Movie Business

    How was Harvey Weinstein able to continue his abuse of women for so long – over four decades? Journalist Ken Auletta explores the enabling “culture of silence” in his book Hollywood Ending.

    • 41 min
    Charles Limb: To be Creative Don’t Think So Hard

    Charles Limb: To be Creative Don’t Think So Hard

    Combining his passion for music with his ability to peer inside the brain as it's working, neuroscientist Charles Limb finds that creativity needs reasoning to get out of the way.

    • 42 min
    Francis Collins: Bridging Science and Faith

    Francis Collins: Bridging Science and Faith

    Head of the National Institutes of Health for 13 years and now interim science advisor to President Biden, Francis Collins is that rarity in the scientific community – an outspoken evangelical Christian. For him, science is “getting a glimpse of God’s mind.”

    • 44 min
    Molina, Garber and Alda: Together Again

    Molina, Garber and Alda: Together Again

    The actors Alfred Molina and Victor Garber and Alan reminisce about the play that first brought them together 24 years ago – an experience that changed their lives.

    • 43 min
    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 18 trailer

    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 18 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 neuroscientist Charles Limb, philosopher Scott Hershovitz, and former director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

JN-JA ,

Wonderfully thought-provoking

I have yet to find an episode I didn’t find deeply interesting. I was somewhat disappointed that the conversation with Ken Auletta didn’t include Woody Allen when they discussed whether reviling Harvey Weinstein means rejecting his work. It’s much easier to separate the person from the product when that person isn’t either the writer, the director, or an actor (let alone all three). Alan is in two Woody Allen movies that I always loved, in large part because of Alan’s performances, but after watching the HBO docuseries about Dylan Farrow’s abuse allegations, I’m not sure I can really enjoy either Crimes and Misdemeanors or Manhattan Murder Mystery anymore.

Audie87 ,

Love this!

Love this podcast and love Alan Alda! I have always liked science and The topics are all very interesting, but my favourites are the space ones (the Chris Hadfield ep is my fave). The science-y terminology and language that is used is somewhat simplified and this is a podcast that everyone could understand what is being discussed. 5 stars!

Northapple ,

Wow!

One of those brilliant and rare podcasts that make a person smarter every time they tune in. What a remarkable show!

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