Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 43m. Bisher sind 182 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 10 hours 18 minutes

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episode 7: Rebecca Wragg Sykes – Our Neanderthal Kin


They walk among us. Some percentage of the genes of many modern humans have been handed down to us from Neanderthals. Alan, who has about 2% of those genes, is more than a little excited to hear from expert Rebecca Wragg Sykes how Neanderthals looked, lived and loved. Her new book is Kindred. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2021-02-16  40m
 
 

episode 6: Malcolm Gladwell – Those Dangerous First Impressions


First impressions are supposed to tell us a lot, and they often do. Problem is, as Malcolm Gladwell explains in his latest book Talking to Strangers, sometimes what they tell us is wrong – dangerously wrong. Even deadly. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2021-02-09  43m
 
 

episode 5: Emily Levesque – The Romance of the Night Sky


A passionate astronomer and a vivid writer, Emily Levesque describes a life of watching what’s out there in the universe so vividly, you may want to run out and get a telescope. Her new book is The Last Stargazers. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2021-02-02  43m
 
 

episode 4: Eric Lander – Decoding Life


Recently nominated as the first presidential science advisor with a seat in the cabinet, Eric Lander talks with Alan about his leading role of the Human Genome Project and how the insights it’s revealed into diseases as different as Covid-19 and cancer are leading to treatments, and even cures, that he never imagined possible. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2021-01-26  42m
 
 

episode 3: Penn Jillette – Magic, Tricks, and Us


When we see a magic trick, is the magician fooling us, or are we fooling ourselves? Penn Jillette, the talking half of the magic team Penn and Teller, tells Alan how tricks are a test of how we process reality. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2021-01-19  43m
 
 

episode 2: Robert Stickgold – Why do we dream?


We not only need to sleep, we need to dream, too. Robert Stickgold explains why we must go to the movies every night when we sleep – it’s to make sense of our waking world. And it’s all in his book When Brains Dream. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2021-01-12  42m
 
 

episode 1: Anthony Fauci - The Soldiers of Science who saved our lives


They did their military service, not in Vietnam, but in the world's largest research hospital – and over the years their work has saved millions of lives. You’ve probably never heard this story, even though someday yours may be a life that is saved by the Soldiers of Science. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2021-01-05  46m
 
 

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 11 Trailer


An in-depth preview of the upcoming eleventh season of Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-12-29  33m
 
 

episode 11: Two Actors Talk Acting


Two old friends who have played together on stage and on camera have a chat. And not only discover new things about each other’s approach to acting, but also share their joy of connecting on stage – and the role the audience plays in those moments of spontaneity that make a live performance magical. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-12-22  41m
 
 

episode 10: How oskar the gene invented sex


A leading scientist who studies how genes make bodies, Cassandra Extavour almost became a musician and still sings professionally. She works with an extraordinary insect gene called oskar. Hundreds of millions of years ago oskar borrowed a fragment of a bacterial DNA that made sexual reproduction possible in the vast majority of animals– including you, me, and scientists who sing. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-12-15  43m