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. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 24 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 computer scientist Fei-Fei Li; former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt; and actor Tom Hanks.


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 January 16, 2024  31m
 
 

Fei-Fei Li: The Godmother of AI


She earned that unofficial title from her peers through her pioneering work harvesting big data to power AI, leading to the recent breakthroughs such as ChatGPT and its many successors. Her personal story is inspiring, from her childhood in China to risking her scientific career on a research gamble that might well have failed. And like a real godmother she now feels responsible for the revolution she helped launch.


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 January 23, 2024  42m
 
 

Eric Schmidt: AI: The Good, the Bad and the Scary.


He was for many years the CEO of Google where he had a bird’s eye view of the dramatic evolution of artificial intelligence. And while he is alarmed by the many dangers of AI, especially its ability to create fake people in this election year, he is also enthusiastic about the huge opportunities he sees for AI benefitting medicine, education and the tackling of global problems like climate change.


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 January 30, 2024  40m
 
 

Paul Bloom: Can AI be Moral?


Why can’t AI bots be made to be good, to be moral, so they’ll help us and not do harmful or terrible things? But just whose moral values would we want them to have? And what if they become too moral?


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 February 6, 2024  41m
 
 

Tom Hanks: Making a Book About Making a Movie


And what a book it is, a rich sprawling novel called The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, which Tom himself describes as a “primer on the long slog of bringing an idea from somebody’s head to a theater near you.”


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 February 13, 2024  38m
 
 

Robert Sapolsky: You Have No Choice


You may think you were free to choose that chocolate ice cream over the vanilla. But maybe the choice was made for you before you were even born – that the free will you believe you are exercising in your everyday decisions is an illusion.


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 February 20, 2024  41m
 
 

Terry Greiss: Acting to Connect


The Irondale Ensemble Project, a theater company rooted in improvisation, created a program to help police and community build trust and mutual understanding through theater games.


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 February 27, 2024  39m
 
 

Keith Houston: There’s More to Writing Than Words.


The intriguing stories behind the often weird and baffling origins of punctuation and other symbols we use to communicate. And it’s not just commas, colons and periods. There are pilcrows, octothorps, interrobangs and a whole menagerie more.


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 March 5, 2024  38m
 
 

Tali Sharot: Take Another Look


We can get used to things to the point where even something we once thought wonderful can lose its luster. More sinister, we can also get used to the drip, drip of falsehoods till we become dulled to their danger. How to overcome habituation, and even take advantage of it.


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 March 12, 2024  41m
 
 

Shohini Ghose: Women’s Time and Space


A leading physicist herself, Shohini Ghose has wonderful stories about the trials and triumphs of the many mostly unsung women whose work helped open up the universe.


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 March 19, 2024  39m
 
 
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