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 244 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 4 hours 34 minutes

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Natalie and Natasha Batalha: Looking for Life on Alien Worlds


As the James Webb Space Telescope starts peering out into space this summer, mother and daughter astronomers Natalie and Natasha Batalha will each have major roles in the search for signs of life on planets beyond the solar system.


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 2022-03-08  42m
 
 

Gal Beckerman: How Quiet Whispers Lead to Radical Roars


In a widely praised new book, The Quiet Before, Gal Beckerman paints vivid pictures of how throughout history, radical change has only come about through quiet preparation.


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 2022-03-15  40m
 
 

Sarah Ruhl: What if you couldn’t smile?


A successful playwright with plenty to smile about – a new play opening on Broadway and the birth of twins – suddenly lost her ability to smile. Her struggle to regain it is the subject of her new book, a story that – perhaps surprisingly – will give you plenty to smile about.


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 2022-03-22  40m
 
 

Chris Hadfield: Song of an Astronaut


His descriptions of living in space make you feel you’re on the ship with him. His performance of the David Bowie song Space Oddity in a video he beamed down to earth was a worldwide hit. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a veteran of three space missions, including as commander of the International Space Station. He takes us with him.


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 2022-03-29  43m
 
 

Billy Collins: When Words Have a Mind of Their Own


His poems are loved by millions. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, Billy Collins achieves both depth and accessibility in the same moment. His words often surprise us because they have a way of surprising him.


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 2022-04-05  39m
 
 

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.


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 2022-04-12  38m
 
 

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.


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 2022-04-19  44m
 
 

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.


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 2022-04-26  40m
 
 

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".


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 2022-05-03  45m
 
 

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.


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 2022-05-10  42m
 
 
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