235 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 • 117 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 19 trailer

    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.

    • 32 min
    Lindy Elkins-Tanton: What’s at the Core?

    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.

    • 42 min
    James Zimring: Fuzzy thinking and the Big Whopper

    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.

    • 42 min
    Scott Hershovitz: Little Kids Asking Big Questions

    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.

    • 41 min
    Gregory Berns: Does your dog know you better than you know yourself?

    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.

    • 41 min
    John and Julie Gottman: Welcome to the Love Lab

    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.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Bradfordpol ,

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!

Slcsquared ,

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.

fay in venice italy ,

Alan and john

Were excellent together So much fun truth and wit. Pity it’s also so sad 👏👏👏👏💐💐💐😍😍😍😍

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