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 19 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 actors Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone; programmer and leader in internet law Kathy Kleiman; and NASA technologist Les Johnson.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton: What’s at the Core?
In her riveting memoir, A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman, Lindy Elkins-Tanton writes of the unconventional path she has taken to becoming the leader of a deep space mission that may reveal secrets of a place we can never visit – the core of our own planet.
James Zimring: Fuzzy thinking and the Big Whopper
Too many of us instinctively feel that a quarter pound hamburger is bigger than a third of a pound. And that’s just one of the mistakes we make in too quickly sizing up situations — sometimes jumping to disastrous conclusions.
Scott Hershovitz: Little Kids Asking Big Questions
The philosopher's kids were asking surprisingly deep questions, so Scott Hershovitz was inspired to write a book, subtitled Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids. Their adventures are surprisingly entertaining.
Gregory Berns: Does your dog know you better than you know yourself?
Neuroscientist Greg Berns, who scanned dogs' brains to find out if they love their humans, now has a new book, The Self Delusion, that challenges what we humans know about ourselves.
John and Julie Gottman: Welcome to the Love Lab
Decades of research with thousands of couples have enabled husband and wife John and Julie Gottman to predict whether relationships will prosper – or wither. And why.
Informative and inspirational
I started listening to this as my running companion during months of lockdown, and it’s wonderful. Alan Alda is, of course, a joy to listen to - a sensitive, curious and compassionate host - and the range of guests is impressive and broad. From actors to scientists to politicians to writers, this is a must-listen as there really is something for everyone, and I’ve learned things I never thought about before, let alone thought I would be interested in! I’ve also become a Patreon subscriber, which I’d highly recommend!
You’ll learn stuff
The genius, brilliant interviewer and lay person scientist that is Alan Alda, speaking to a myriad of multifarious guests from ‘both sides of the pond’ that will interest and delight. My top podcast.
Alan and john
Were excellent together So much fun truth and wit. Pity it’s also so sad 👏👏👏👏💐💐💐😍😍😍😍