236 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 • 3.1K 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.

    Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone: Married – and loving it.

    Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone: Married – and loving it.

    The dynamic couple is writing, producing and acting in hit movies and TV series all while being the parents of two daughters. Alan wonders if this requires special communication skills!

    • 40 min
    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 19 trailer

    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 19 trailer

    Alan and Executive Producer Graham Chedd chat about and play excerpts from Alan's conversations with some of the guests in the new season, beginning next week. Guests include actors Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone; programmer and leader in internet law Kathy Kleiman; and NASA technologist Les Johnson.

    • 32 min
    Lindy Elkins-Tanton: What’s at the Core?

    Lindy Elkins-Tanton: What’s at the Core?

    In her riveting memoir, A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman, Lindy Elkins-Tanton writes of the unconventional path she has taken to becoming the leader of a deep space mission that may reveal secrets of a place we can never visit – the core of our own planet.

    • 42 min
    James Zimring: Fuzzy thinking and the Big Whopper

    James Zimring: Fuzzy thinking and the Big Whopper

    Too many of us instinctively feel that a quarter pound hamburger is bigger than a third of a pound. And that’s just one of the mistakes we make in too quickly sizing up situations — sometimes jumping to disastrous conclusions.

    • 42 min
    Scott Hershovitz: Little Kids Asking Big Questions

    Scott Hershovitz: Little Kids Asking Big Questions

    The philosopher's kids were asking surprisingly deep questions, so Scott Hershovitz was inspired to write a book, subtitled Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids. Their adventures are surprisingly entertaining.

    • 41 min
    Gregory Berns: Does your dog know you better than you know yourself?

    Gregory Berns: Does your dog know you better than you know yourself?

    Neuroscientist Greg Berns, who scanned dogs' brains to find out if they love their humans, now has a new book, The Self Delusion, that challenges what we humans know about ourselves.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

r.cromer ,

Thought-Provoking & (thankfully) non-argumentative!

Alan and his team do a fantastic job of bringing in guests from all areas of work. There is such a variety of topics that everyone will be able to find something that interests them.

Alan is very good at hosting these discussions and obviously has done his research prior to the interview. He is able to have conversation and not debate which is also a refreshing change from most of what is out there!

please get sophie ,

M*A*S*H fan, always have and always will be!

I have loved M*A*S*H ever since I saw the intro of the first episode and I just found out that Alan Alda has a podcast?! Yes please I love it so far! Keep it up! Doing amazing!

??inky ,

Animals are love

I love animals and Alan ! I’m so happy he started this podcast.there’s nothing more attractive and interesting than a person that keeps seeking knowledge.

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