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 44m. Bisher sind 172 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 3 hours 22 minutes

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episode 1: Brian Greene is a Grateful Collection of Particles


Alan sits down with physicist Brian Greene in front of a virtual audience to talk about how Brian sees himself (and you and me) as nothing more than an ephemeral cluster of particles in a dying universe—and how that gives him a deep sense of gratitude for his own existence. Along with wonder at how other mere collections of particles can compose the 9th Symphony or write Hamlet. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-05-19  53m
 
 

episode 2: Kip Thorne Listened – and the Universe Chirped


He’s a Nobel and Kavli prizewinner for his role in what’s been described as one of humanity’s greatest scientific achievements – the detection of ripples in the fabric of space. He can also explain what that means! Kip Thorne is deeply committed to communicating science, even bringing it before the public by working with artists and filmmakers. Including, more than once, with Alan Alda. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-05-26  43m
 
 

episode 3: Kavli Prize winners 2020


Alan checks out this year’s Kavli Prizes and discovers how figuring out why hot peppers are hot could lead to new pain killing drugs; how putting a tiny black hole in your gas tank would give you a mileage of a billion miles per gallon; and why giving a new generation of electron microscopes the ability to see atoms was a little like being able to see inside a baking cake while it’s still in the oven. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio...


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 2020-05-29  46m
 
 

episode 4: Jennifer Doudna and the Power of CRISPR


The co-inventor of the powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna describes for Alan her hopes for new treatments and possibly even cures for diseases that are today incurable. She also tells him about her efforts to make sure that ethical concerns over gene editing are addressed — and how she copes with having become a scientific superstar. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-06-02  44m
 
 

episode 5: The MASH Gang – Confined to Quarters


Alan gets Loretta Swit and Mike Farrell on the horn to see how they’re doing during the lockdown. It’s like old times again. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-06-09  38m
 
 

episode 6: Steven Pinker – Talking About Talking


Steven Pinker and Alan explore the words we use that bind us together, even when asking someone to pass the guacamole. A conversation that explores the surprising ways we have of connecting through language – and why, despite our current crises, some things in the world really have become better. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-06-16  44m
 
 

episode 7: Cori Bargmann – The Toughest Job in the World?


Alan talks with the woman who’s been given the job of leading the fight to conquer all disease by 2100. They discuss whether it’s actually possible and how her life has led her from studying a tiny transparent worm to such a challenging task. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-06-23  46m
 
 

episode 8: Jake Tapper – Turns the Tables


Jake Tapper can turn things around when he interviews politicians and government leaders. This time he does it by interviewing Alan, who usually would be interviewing him. It becomes a conversation about interviewing that throws light on how we all talk to one another. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-06-30  46m
 
 

episode 9: Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue – How Marriages Can Last


Alan talks with old friends Marlo and Phil about their interviews with 40 couples who have enjoyed long marriages. What did they find out about the happy marriages of other couples, and what did they find out about their own, as they approached their 40th anniversary? Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/clearandvivid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


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 2020-07-07  47m
 
 

episode 10: Alan Guth – How it All Began


Alan Guth is the man who put the bang in the Big Bang, when late one night he came up with the astonishing idea ­– astonishing even to him – that the universe grew from a fraction of an ounce into the entire cosmos in an incomprehensibly brief moment of time...


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 2020-07-14  38m
 
 
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