189 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.

    Robin Dunbar: Circles of Friendship

    Robin Dunbar: Circles of Friendship

    Dunbar’s Number is the most people you can have meaningful relationships with. But that number – 150 – is only one of the many circles of friends and acquaintances in your life. And one of those circles, according to Robin’s research, can determine how long you’ll live.

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    • 42 min
    Bianca Jones Marlin: Preparing Kids for Survival

    Bianca Jones Marlin: Preparing Kids for Survival

    How is it that the experience of stress or trauma can be passed on from one generation to the next, even without contact between them?

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    • 39 min
    Kate Bowler: Living With The Certainty of Uncertainty

    Kate Bowler: Living With The Certainty of Uncertainty

    Surviving some of the hardest of times has given Kate Bowler insights that are valuable to the rest of us who can't know what tomorrow will bring. And she’s funny, too.

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    • 42 min
    Diego Bohórquez: Gut to Brain – Listen Up!

    Diego Bohórquez: Gut to Brain – Listen Up!

    The discovery of a direct and instant connection between your stomach and your brain has brought a whole new dimension to the notion of a “gut feeling.”

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    • 34 min
    Mel Brooks: On Love, Life and Punchlines

    Mel Brooks: On Love, Life and Punchlines

    At 95, Mel tells it like it was in his new book, All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business

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    • 45 min
    Max Brooks: How Zombies May Save Us

    Max Brooks: How Zombies May Save Us

    Best-selling books like The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z made Max Brooks famous. They also led to his becoming an advisor to the Modern War Institute at West Point. There he’s helping shape a survival guide for a future where cyberwar becomes more threatening than war on the battlefield.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

OliviaKel ,

Fabulous Podcast

This is an interesting, enlightening podcast with the great Alan Alda. The John Lithgow poetry reading was the best! Love this show. Add Mel Brooks interview to must listen. Their friendship and love make this just a wonderful interview.

Robey Ganz ,

Alda

Fight or flight! This is the reaction I had at my brain atrophy diag. I ran home and begun writing, as docs and neurologists had no explanation to my alertness’ this was 2011, I am now continuing producing my first film. E M P A T H Y

Mr.Alexander1701 ,

The best!

I love how I walk away from each episode informed, uplifted and inspired to be better

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