322 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 3.4K 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.

    Sanjana Curtis: Sprinkling Stardust on TikTok

    Sanjana Curtis: Sprinkling Stardust on TikTok

    An astrophysicist brings the universe down to earth. In brief captivating videos she tells the stories of how everything our world is made of – including ourselves – was created in cataclysmic explosions and collisions far out in space.

    • 38 min
    Chris French: Would you believe it?

    Chris French: Would you believe it?

    When we experience things that seem beyond explanation, are they evidence of the supernatural? Or instead, a quirk of our brains? A skeptical but open-minded psychologist has some entertaining answers.

    • 41 min
    Cady Coleman: Sharing Space

    Cady Coleman: Sharing Space

    Sharing her experiences of three space missions – including 159 days as the only woman on the 6-person crew of the International Space Station – Cady Coleman also shares lessons about getting along: valuable insights for the rest of us down here on earth.

    • 39 min
    Charles Duhigg: Connecting and Communicating

    Charles Duhigg: Connecting and Communicating

    Alan and the author of a new book called Supercommunicators share their thoughts on what makes a great conversation. The result? A great conversation!

    • 39 min
    When Small is Big News

    When Small is Big News

    The world of the very small is very different from the one we are familiar with. (Gold for instance turns red.) Chad Mirkin and Robert Langer’s skills in crafting this bizarre micro-world into medical breakthroughs earned them the 2024 Kavli Prize in nanotechnology.

    • 38 min
    David Charbonneau and Doris Tsao: Looking for Something Familiar

    David Charbonneau and Doris Tsao: Looking for Something Familiar

    He is searching space for planets that are something like ours. She is searching brains to discover how we recognize things. They are both 2024 Kavli laureates – Charbonneau awarded the prize for astrophysics, Tsao for neuroscience.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Kycle ,

Just found this podcast, playing catch up

I have loved Alan Alda since childhood. I love his interviewing style, his guests, insights. I’m just so delighted to have found this!

EttuZeke ,

Outstanding

Outstanding!! Alda is a wonderful host. He is gracious and intelligent and repeatedly presents the most interesting content with the most fascinating guests. I am never disappointed with his podcast.

Jet Screamer0769 ,

Doris Kearns Goodwin!!

Could there be two more incredible minds in one place at the same time? 🤯🤯 GIVE IT A LISTEN!

Thank you, Mr. Alda, for ALWAYS being such a beacon of reason in an ocean of static. You seem to always deliver the goods with this podcast; bringing us a civilized and thoughtful dialog on the state of our national discourse. A rare bird, indeed. Wishing you good health and many more years of intellectual stimulation.

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