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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:

  • Getting to Here and Now
    The wonderful Laura Linney really knows how to relate, on stage and off. The way actors have to be present for one another can be a good model for how... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-12
  • Making the End a Beginning
    In a moving and frank conversation – punctuated by laughter – Alan talks with Rabbi Steve Leder about the unavoidable subject, which people usually avoid — only adding to their... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-05
  • From DaVinci to CRISPR
    Walter Isaacson’s latest exploration of the lives of creative geniuses focuses on Jennifer Doudna, the co-inventor of the revolutionary gene editing tool CRISPR. Alan explores with Isaacson his fascination with... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-29
  • Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 12 / Science Clear+Vivid - Season 2 Trailer
    A look ahead at the people we have in the new seasons of both C+V and SC+V, starting next week. Support the show: See for privacy information.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-22
  • Deborah Tannen – The Stories We Tell
    Deborah Tannen, author of the hugely influential best seller, You Just Don’t Understand, swaps stories with Alan about conversations that went wrong; and talks about her new book, Finding My... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-15
  • Ash Sanders and Sarah Ventre – Life in a Cult
    Embedding themselves in a fundamentalist Mormon community, journalists Sarah Ventre and Ash Sanders wove together the stories of both those in thrall to its all-powerful prophet and others seeking escape.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-08
  • Reisa Sperling – Making Alzheimer’s a Memory
    Propelled by events in her own life, Reisa Sperling is working hard to defeat this disease that cruelly destroys brains and crushes families. As we live longer lives, more of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-01
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar – The Joy of Blooming Later
    The British actor, Sanjeev Bhaskar, started his career later in life and is glad he did. He didn’t try to portray human experience until he actually had some. It’s led... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-22