207 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
    • 4.7 • 2.9K 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.

    Mike Brown and Millie Dresselhaus: Exploring the very big and the very small

    Mike Brown and Millie Dresselhaus: Exploring the very big and the very small

    Mike Brown, the man who demoted Pluto, is now hot on the trail of a new planet 9, much bigger than Earth and way beyond Neptune. And the brilliant career of his fellow Kavli Prize winner, Millie Dresselhaus – the “Queen of Carbon” and pioneer of nanoscience – is remembered by her biographer, Maia Weinstock.

    • 43 min
    Kashmir Hill: Reporting from the Future

    Kashmir Hill: Reporting from the Future

    Putting herself as she says, “inside the tech worlds to come,” reporter Kashmir Hill explores how the technology that’s making our lives easier is also eroding our privacy. Her experiences are both amusing and downright scary.

    • 42 min
    David Linden: How Come You’re So Special?

    David Linden: How Come You’re So Special?

    While filling out an on-line dating app – listing his traits and those of an ideal partner – neuroscientist David Linden began to wonder what makes each of us unique. Why is even each person in a pair of identical twins unique? The answer, he tells Alan, is far richer and more interesting than the old false division of "nature versus nurture".

    • 45 min
    Bette Midler: How She Became Divine

    Bette Midler: How She Became Divine

    The multitalented singer, actor, songwriter, author tells Alan how her childhood in Hawaii shaped not only her career but also now moves her to bring nature back to the city of New York.

    • 40 min
    Saul Perlmutter: The Man Who Upended the Universe

    Saul Perlmutter: The Man Who Upended the Universe

    After making the astonishing discovery that what he and his fellow cosmologists thought they knew about the universe was wrong, Saul Perlmutter began a course at his university explaining why catching mistakes is at the heart of science. It’s also a lesson in life for the rest of us.

    • 44 min
    Hope Jahren: What You Can Do to Save the Planet

    Hope Jahren: What You Can Do to Save the Planet

    The author of the wonderful memoir Lab Girl turns her turns her ability to be both clear and vivid to providing a path forward for a new generation tackling the climate crisis.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Dailey Commentary ,

Insights, Information and More

Alan Alda is arguably the kindest podcast host alive. His knowledge and ability to share it with simplicity is amazing. I look forward to his interviews every Tuesday when I listen. I really consider myself fortunate to learn so much from him and his guest. He is pure American Treasure and so is this podcast. Give it a listen. You will not be disappointed.

Pkmkell ,

What a great podcast!!!

Mr. Alda has such great talents as an interviewer, and podcast host. It’s informative, and a joy to hear a warm, friendly and familiar voice conducting insightful interviews. Regardless of my familiarity with his guests, I learn something(s) new and interesting with each interview.

Thank you, Mr. Alda!

Sunny Wunder ,

Clear and Vivid with Alan Alda and Saul Perlmutter

Exceptional and inspiring.

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