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 42m. Bisher sind 313 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

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Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 21 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 architect Daniel Libeskind; bioarchaeologist Brenna Hassett; and a return visit from congressman Michael Turner.


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 May 9, 2023  29m
 
 

Eric Topol: A Covid Reckoning


With the national state of emergency for Covid-19 now officially over, we invited physician and author Topol to reflect on his experience writing a regular online newsletter attempting to counter the misinformation flooding the internet. Called Ground Truths, it takes an unsparing dive into what went right and what went wrong over the last three years.


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 May 16, 2023  40m
 
 

Daniel Libeskind: His buildings speak for themselves


The prizewinning architect has designed some of the world’s most dramatic, daring, and memorable buildings. Inspired by optimism, wonder, music, and light they challenge their visitors to experience them as a story.


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 May 23, 2023  41m
 
 

Michael Turner: The Dazzling Cosmos


When funding for the James Webb Space Telescope was in doubt, cosmologist Michael Turner argued passionately that it would transform our understanding of the origin and fate of our universe. Today, with the spectacular images being taken by the Webb exceeding even its designers’ dreams, Turner is “awed and ecstatic.”


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 May 30, 2023  39m
 
 

Brenna Hassett: Why We Are Weird


Of all the attributes that make us humans unique – or in archeologist Brenna Hassett’s view, weird – the weirdest of all is our extraordinarily long childhood. In her delightful book, Growing Up Human, she explores the many tricks evolution has invented to lengthen our childhoods, including her favorite: Grandmas.


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 June 6, 2023  40m
 
 

Adam Gopnik: The Joy of Getting Good at Something Hard


The New Yorker essayist explores the mystery of mastery as he tackles skills he believed he could never learn. Including boxing, figure drawing and – in his 50s – driving.


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 June 13, 2023  42m
 
 

Dan Levitt: You Are Stardust. Really


Every atom in your body – and there are more than all the grains of sand in the world­ – came from outer space, many of them created moments after the Big Bang that began it all. Dan Levitt tells the stories of the remarkable people who figured out how all those atoms got into you.


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 June 20, 2023  40m
 
 

Steve Israel: Disagreeing Without the Hate


A member of the US House of Representatives for 16 years before retiring – unindicted and undefeated as he likes to say – Steve Israel knows the value of good communication, and the cost to us all when it’s missing.


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 June 27, 2023  42m
 
 

Alan Lightman: Can Science Explain Spirituality?


A physicist whose world has no room for spirits, but who has experienced many eerily transcendent moments – both in nature and in his work – sets out to understand the unexplainable.


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 July 4, 2023  38m
 
 

Aomawa Shields: When an Actor is Starstruck


Torn between astronomy and acting, she has landed in the sweet spot: leader of a research team judging other planets for their hospitality for life, while using the skills she learned as an actor to connect with and encourage a new generation of girls to become – as she was – entranced by the stars.


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 July 11, 2023  41m
 
 
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