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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.



Latest Episodes:

  • Marin Alsop: A Woman Who Leads
    The first female conductor of a major American symphony orchestra, Marin Alsop explains to Alan just what a conductor contributes to a performance; how her right and left hands have different... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-18
  • Scott Small: The Point of Forgetting
    An eminent physician caring for patients with memory loss, Scott Small was a surprised as you will be to discover that not all forgetting is bad – in fact it’s... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-11
  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: When Politics are a Peril
    The authority of the court to be a check on the other two branches of our government, Justice Breyer says, rests on its ability to be regarded by the people... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-04
  • Roger Rosenblatt: A Writer on Writing
    Alan and his friend, best-selling author Roger Rosenblatt, explore what makes a good piece of writing. Turns out to be very similar to what makes a good life. Support the... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-27
  • Mayim Bialik: How Acting Led to Science and Science to Acting
    With a schedule impossible for anyone not named Mayim Bialik, she shares with Alan how acting and science have intertwined throughout her extraordinary career – as sitcom star, neuroscientist, podcaster... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-20
  • Kevin Bacon’s Six Degrees
    After finding himself the subject of a trivia parlor game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, the actor turned the concept of how we’re all connected into a philanthropic project... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-13
  • Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 14 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 actors Kevin... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-06
  • Dennis Overbye: Reporting the Universe
    Few people have the same knack for explaining the unexplainable as Dennis Overbye, who for over 20 years has been illuminating the mysteries of the universe – and the minds of the scientists... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-30

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