154 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.

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    • 4.6 • 2.7K 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.

    How to Explain Almost Everything

    How to Explain Almost Everything

    Bill Bryson loves finding out about stuff – like how much the earth weighs and why you have a spleen – then letting the rest of us know what he’s learned in books that are delightfully clear and vivid – and funny. In conversation with Alan, he tells why and how he does it.

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    • 43 min
    The Empathy Diaries

    The Empathy Diaries

    In her new book, The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir, Sherry Turkle movingly—and candidly—weaves together events in her own life with her dawning understanding of the way technology can weaken human connections.

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    • 45 min
    Space Rocks

    Space Rocks

    Brian May, famed guitarist and founder of the rock group Queen, is also Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist. His research on the dust that swirls around the solar system and his fascination with 3-D imaging has led to his working with NASA on projects ranging from tracking asteroids to the Perseverance mission on Mars.

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    • 44 min
    He Put the Dark in Energy

    He Put the Dark in Energy

    Something is pushing the Universe apart. We don’t know what it is, but Michael Turner named it: Dark Energy. This cosmologist’s way with words helped raised the public profile of what Michael calls the greatest question in all of science. 

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    • 41 min
    Getting to Here and Now

    Getting to Here and Now

    The wonderful Laura Linney really knows how to relate, on stage and off. The way actors have to be present for one another can be a good model for how we relate in life, too. But it’s not always easy. Like, what do you do when the other actor doesn't relate back?

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    • 41 min
    Making the End a Beginning

    Making the End a Beginning

    In a moving and frank conversation – punctuated by laughter – Alan talks with Rabbi Steve Leder about the unavoidable subject, which people usually avoid — only adding to their loss. Their talk is inspired by Rabbi Leder’s new book, The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

R D Roberts ,

Highly recommended

Always informative, insightful, and entertaining. Often mind-bending. Sometimes life changing.

thing1jc ,

Absolutely the best!

This is absolutely the best podcast I am listening to. Alan Alda is so engaging and insightful. The way he interacts with his guests really shows just how well he can communicate with everyone on any subject. Love it!!

The Zoop ,

Love it!!

Alan Alda is so great and has wonderful, thoughtful conversations with fascinating guests. I always look forward to new episodes.

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