144 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 • 101 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.

    Reisa Sperling – Making Alzheimer’s a Memory

    Reisa Sperling – Making Alzheimer’s a Memory

    Propelled by events in her own life, Reisa Sperling is working hard to defeat this disease that cruelly destroys brains and crushes families. As we live longer lives, more of us are in danger of contracting Alzheimer’s. But Reisa’s work is exciting. And so are the signs that we’re making progress.

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    • 39 min
    Sanjeev Bhaskar – The Joy of Blooming Later

    Sanjeev Bhaskar – The Joy of Blooming Later

    The British actor, Sanjeev Bhaskar, started his career later in life and is glad he did. He didn’t try to portray human experience until he actually had some. It’s led to useful wisdom, both on the stage and off. Fans of Masterpiece Theatre will recognize him as the co-star of the crime drama Unforgotten.

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    • 42 min
    Rebecca Wragg Sykes – Our Neanderthal Kin

    Rebecca Wragg Sykes – Our Neanderthal Kin

    They walk among us. Some percentage of the genes of many modern humans have been handed down to us from Neanderthals. Alan, who has about 2% of those genes, is more than a little excited to hear from expert Rebecca Wragg Sykes how Neanderthals looked, lived and loved. Her new book is Kindred.

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    • 40 min
    Malcolm Gladwell – Those Dangerous First Impressions

    Malcolm Gladwell – Those Dangerous First Impressions

    First impressions are supposed to tell us a lot, and they often do. Problem is, as Malcolm Gladwell explains in his latest book Talking to Strangers, sometimes what they tell us is wrong – dangerously wrong. Even deadly.

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    • 43 min
    Emily Levesque – The Romance of the Night Sky

    Emily Levesque – The Romance of the Night Sky

    A passionate astronomer and a vivid writer, Emily Levesque describes a life of watching what’s out there in the universe so vividly, you may want to run out and get a telescope. Her new book is The Last Stargazers.

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    • 43 min
    Eric Lander – Decoding Life

    Eric Lander – Decoding Life

    Recently nominated as the first presidential science advisor with a seat in the cabinet, Eric Lander talks with Alan about his leading role of the Human Genome Project and how the insights it’s revealed into diseases as different as Covid-19 and cancer are leading to treatments, and even cures, that he never imagined possible.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

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Alan and john

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

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Alan Alda’n

I love this podcast Alan aldan is host it brilliant how he get is interview s to open up

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Food for thought

A wonderful podcast which makes you think about the way in which you communicate. Not just verbally. You can even use food! Who thought of that one. Well done Alan

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