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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 23 hours 45 minutes

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Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 23 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 astronomer Abraham Amiri; memory expert Frank Felberbaum; and actor Leslie Odom Jr.


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 October 24, 2023  33m
 
 

Frank Felberbaum: Don’t Forget!


Not only does he have an astonishing memory himself, but Frank Felberbaum has taught thousands of others, including Alan, how to improve their memory skills – especially for putting names to faces.


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 October 31, 2023  39m
 
 

How "Maid" Was Made


Stephanie Land’s lifelong passion for writing – along with a college degree she could ill afford – led to a bestselling book and a hit TV series, allowing her to escape the poverty trap ensnaring so many single mothers.


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 November 7, 2023  39m
 
 

Marcus du Sautoy: Around the World in 80 Games


Enjoy playing games? You’ll enjoy them even more once renowned mathematician, Oxford University professor and avid game player Marcus du Sautoy tells Alan why they so fascinate us. And Alan tells Marcus about his favorite game – one even Marcus didn’t know.


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 November 14, 2023  40m
 
 

David Brooks: How to Know a Person


Columnist and author David Brooks tells how he’s changed over his 60 something years – in part through the books he’s written exploring how people see themselves and others. He shares the insights he’s gained into truly knowing the people around us.


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 November 21, 2023  42m
 
 

Heather Cox Richardson: She’ll Write You a Letter


Two million of us get a letter in our inboxes every morning with a calm, clarifying take on what happened yesterday— from the perspective of a historian, yet written with the intimacy of a friend.


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 November 28, 2023  41m
 
 

Peter Hotez: The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science


In his new book, the doctor familiar on TV in his white coat and bow tie tells how his attempts to correct lies about covid vaccines led to death threats; while the lies themselves led to some 200,000 unnecessary deaths among those refusing vaccination.


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 December 5, 2023  41m
 
 

Kate Cohen: Asks if You Need God to be Good


It took her years to admit to family and friends that she was a non-believer. But she found that pretending to believe wasn’t working. Her book is “We of Little Faith: Why I Stopped Pretending to Believe, And Maybe You Should Too."


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 December 12, 2023  41m
 
 

Leslie Odom Jr: Bursting Out


A Tony winner for his performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, he is now starring on Broadway in the hit play Purlie Victorious. One of the secrets to his success: letting go.


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 December 19, 2023  38m
 
 

Steve Inskeep: Lessons from Lincoln


A new book takes a fresh look at Abraham Lincoln’s life by recounting sixteen face-to-face encounters Lincoln had with people who differed with him, sometimes vehemently. The book not only reveals his skills as a master politician in a deeply divisive time, but also has lessons for today.


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 December 26, 2023  38m
 
 
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