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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.

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    We not only need to sleep, we need to dream, too. Robert Stickgold explains why we must go to the movies every night when we sleep – it’s to make... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-11
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    They did their military service, not in Vietnam, but in the world's largest research hospital – and over the years their work has saved millions of lives. You’ve probably never... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-05
  • Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda - Season 11 Trailer
    An in-depth preview of the upcoming eleventh season of Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda. Support the show: See for privacy information.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-28
  • Two Actors Talk Acting
    Two old friends who have played together on stage and on camera have a chat. And not only discover new things about each other’s approach to acting, but also share... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-21
  • How Oscar the gene invented sex
    A leading scientist who studies how genes make bodies, Cassandra Extavour almost became a musician and still sings professionally. She works with an extraordinary insect gene called Oscar. Hundreds of... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-14
  • Testaments to Writing
    The author of The Handmaid's Tale and its sequel, The Testaments, lets us in on her process of storytelling, involving both a “panoramic view ” and rolling revisions: “I’m more... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-07
  • The Ever Fonky Lowdown
    In his new album, The Ever Fonky Lowdown, Wynton Marsalis offers a passionate musical take on what ails our democracy. His conversation with Alan also ranges over his early career,... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-01
  • What poker can teach us about life
    In exploring the role that chance plays in our lives – and how to understand and control it – psychologist and author Maria Konnikova set out to learn how to... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-23

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