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Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Rank #62 in Society & Culture category

Comedy
Science & Medicine
Society & Culture
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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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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.

iTunes Ratings

1092 Ratings
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33

He’s so beautiful

By hi im molly - Jan 28 2019
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Alan Alda is the coolest, most amazing person I’ve never met. I really want to meet him.

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By bostonborn66 - Jan 28 2019
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you are a national treasure and I just love these 🤣 keep going!

iTunes Ratings

1092 Ratings
Average Ratings
907
95
30
27
33

He’s so beautiful

By hi im molly - Jan 28 2019
Read more

Alan Alda is the coolest, most amazing person I’ve never met. I really want to meet him.

Podcast

By bostonborn66 - Jan 28 2019
Read more

you are a national treasure and I just love these 🤣 keep going!

Cover image of Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Rank #62 in Society & Culture category

Read more

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.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Rank #1: Judge Judy on How to Figure Out Who’s Telling the Truth

Jul 17 2018
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Every day, 10 million Americans watch Judge Judy on TV. Her style is direct and to the point. Her job is to know how to quickly separate fact from fiction. She talks with Alan about justice and what it's like for a judge to have such an impact on the lives of others.

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Rank #2: Michael J. Fox: How to Keep Going When Life Gives You Speed Bumps

Nov 13 2018
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In this exclusive interview, Alan Alda talks with Michael J. Fox about their shared experiences living with Parkinson's Disease. This episode is sponsored by Undeniably Dairy. To hear more stories about dairy farmers, visit UndeniablyDairy.org/Devoted

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Rank #3: Kate Bowler and How to Handle the Worst News of All

Jul 13 2018
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Alan talks with Kate about the awkward, funny, and often misguided, ways people approach the subject when they know someone is seriously ill. New York Times Bestselling author and Duke University divinity professor, Kate Bowler tells Alan how stage 4 cancer led her to write a humorous, and graceful book about communicating with someone who’s received the worst possible news.

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Rank #4: Rachael Ray on Communicating Through the Medium of Food

Dec 17 2018
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Rachael Ray and Alan Alda sit down at the kitchen table for a conversation about connecting and relating over food, just in time for the holidays!

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Rank #5: Tina Fey and the Transformative Power of Improv

Aug 21 2018
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Two icons of improv and comedy together on the same podcast. Alan Alda and Tina Fey - do we need to say more? This episode was originally recorded live on stage. Tina also joined Alan in studio to answer 7 questions about herself. Her answers are profound and funny and show why she's one of the great comedians of all time.

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Rank #6: W. Kamau Bell on How He Communicates with Racists

Dec 11 2018
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W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN's "United Shades of America,”speaks with Alan Alda about how to communicate with racists.

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Rank #7: Is Empathy Good or Bad? A Conversation with Paul Bloom

Jul 31 2018
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Yale Professor Paul Bloom doesn't think empathy is such a good thing. He's even written a book about it called, The Case Against Empathy. However, he does have an interesting theory about what he calls rational compassion. Paul and Alan Alda discuss their views for and against empathy and find out that they have more in common than they thought.

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Rank #8: Renée Fleming and the Healing Power of Music

Jul 24 2018
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Surprisingly, Renée Fleming has been using her iconic voice to help scientists discover how music heals us. Alan talks with Renée about their mutual interest in science, her new starring role in Carousel, and what it's like to really be present as a performer.

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Rank #9: Marc Maron on What Podcasting Has Taught Him About Relating

Nov 27 2018
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Marc Maron, stand-up legend and host of the WTF Podcast, speaks with Alan Alda about what podcasting has taught him about relating and how to be a better communicator.

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Rank #10: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Communicating Science So We Actually Get It

Nov 20 2018
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Alan Alda talk about everything from the science of football to the newly proposed Space Force

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Rank #11: Dr. Helen Riess on Empathy and the Science of Emotion (Part 1 of 3)

Dec 04 2018
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Dr. Helen Riess and Alan Alda discuss empathy and the science of emotion in this 3-part series on medical communication.

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Rank #12: Father Greg Boyle on Compassion, Kinship, and Real Ways to Help Others

Sep 25 2018
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How do you talk to a member of a deadly gang? How do you help someone leave that life, and why did they join it in the first place? The answers are surprising. And they throw light on how to communicate with anyone. In this episode of Clear+Vivid Alan Alda has a lively and eye-opening conversation with Father Greg Boyle who tells how his Homeboys Industries in Los Angeles has been a lifeline to thousands of young people escaping the deadly culture of gang life. And how he answers violence with tenderness.

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Rank #13: Cheryl Strayed Shares Her Advice on How to Give Advice

Sep 04 2018
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Cheryl Strayed, one of the most exciting and uplifting authors of our time, is funny, down to earth, complex, and the perfect person to offer Alan Alda solid advice about how to give good advice. She's the author of Tiny Beautiful Things and the co-host of the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column, and she's the co-author of The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday Styles section.  Her novel, Wild, about her life in the wake of tragic events, is a well-known bestseller and a feature movie. 

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Rank #14: How the Alda Center Teaches Empathy in Science, and Medicine (Part 3)

Dec 08 2018
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In this last episode in our 3-part series on medical communication we speak with Dr. Susmita Pati and Dr. Laura Lindenfeld who are pioneering the medical communication program at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

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Rank #15: Dr. Karl VanDevender: Empathy and the Doctor-Patient Relationship (Part 2)

Dec 06 2018
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Alan Alda speaks with Dr. Karl VanDevender who has been practicing medicine for 40 years and, in that time, Dr. VanDevender has learned the secrets to empathic communication in medicine and how to build the best relationships with his patients.

Play Now

Rank #1: Judge Judy on How to Figure Out Who’s Telling the Truth

Podcast cover
Read more

Every day, 10 million Americans watch Judge Judy on TV. Her style is direct and to the point. Her job is to know how to quickly separate fact from fiction. She talks with Alan about justice and what it's like for a judge to have such an impact on the lives of others.

Jul 17 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #2: Michael J. Fox: How to Keep Going When Life Gives You Speed Bumps

Podcast cover
Read more

In this exclusive interview, Alan Alda talks with Michael J. Fox about their shared experiences living with Parkinson's Disease. This episode is sponsored by Undeniably Dairy. To hear more stories about dairy farmers, visit UndeniablyDairy.org/Devoted

Nov 13 2018
43 mins
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Rank #3: Kate Bowler and How to Handle the Worst News of All

Podcast cover
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Alan talks with Kate about the awkward, funny, and often misguided, ways people approach the subject when they know someone is seriously ill. New York Times Bestselling author and Duke University divinity professor, Kate Bowler tells Alan how stage 4 cancer led her to write a humorous, and graceful book about communicating with someone who’s received the worst possible news.

Jul 13 2018
42 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: Rachael Ray on Communicating Through the Medium of Food

Podcast cover
Read more

Rachael Ray and Alan Alda sit down at the kitchen table for a conversation about connecting and relating over food, just in time for the holidays!

Dec 17 2018
42 mins
Play Now

Rank #5: Tina Fey and the Transformative Power of Improv

Podcast cover
Read more

Two icons of improv and comedy together on the same podcast. Alan Alda and Tina Fey - do we need to say more? This episode was originally recorded live on stage. Tina also joined Alan in studio to answer 7 questions about herself. Her answers are profound and funny and show why she's one of the great comedians of all time.

Aug 21 2018
31 mins
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Rank #6: W. Kamau Bell on How He Communicates with Racists

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W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN's "United Shades of America,”speaks with Alan Alda about how to communicate with racists.

Dec 11 2018
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: Is Empathy Good or Bad? A Conversation with Paul Bloom

Podcast cover
Read more

Yale Professor Paul Bloom doesn't think empathy is such a good thing. He's even written a book about it called, The Case Against Empathy. However, he does have an interesting theory about what he calls rational compassion. Paul and Alan Alda discuss their views for and against empathy and find out that they have more in common than they thought.

Jul 31 2018
45 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: Renée Fleming and the Healing Power of Music

Podcast cover
Read more

Surprisingly, Renée Fleming has been using her iconic voice to help scientists discover how music heals us. Alan talks with Renée about their mutual interest in science, her new starring role in Carousel, and what it's like to really be present as a performer.

Jul 24 2018
39 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: Marc Maron on What Podcasting Has Taught Him About Relating

Podcast cover
Read more

Marc Maron, stand-up legend and host of the WTF Podcast, speaks with Alan Alda about what podcasting has taught him about relating and how to be a better communicator.

Nov 27 2018
44 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Communicating Science So We Actually Get It

Podcast cover
Read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Alan Alda talk about everything from the science of football to the newly proposed Space Force

Nov 20 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: Dr. Helen Riess on Empathy and the Science of Emotion (Part 1 of 3)

Podcast cover
Read more

Dr. Helen Riess and Alan Alda discuss empathy and the science of emotion in this 3-part series on medical communication.

Dec 04 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #12: Father Greg Boyle on Compassion, Kinship, and Real Ways to Help Others

Podcast cover
Read more

How do you talk to a member of a deadly gang? How do you help someone leave that life, and why did they join it in the first place? The answers are surprising. And they throw light on how to communicate with anyone. In this episode of Clear+Vivid Alan Alda has a lively and eye-opening conversation with Father Greg Boyle who tells how his Homeboys Industries in Los Angeles has been a lifeline to thousands of young people escaping the deadly culture of gang life. And how he answers violence with tenderness.

Sep 25 2018
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: Cheryl Strayed Shares Her Advice on How to Give Advice

Podcast cover
Read more

Cheryl Strayed, one of the most exciting and uplifting authors of our time, is funny, down to earth, complex, and the perfect person to offer Alan Alda solid advice about how to give good advice. She's the author of Tiny Beautiful Things and the co-host of the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column, and she's the co-author of The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday Styles section.  Her novel, Wild, about her life in the wake of tragic events, is a well-known bestseller and a feature movie. 

Sep 04 2018
45 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: How the Alda Center Teaches Empathy in Science, and Medicine (Part 3)

Podcast cover
Read more

In this last episode in our 3-part series on medical communication we speak with Dr. Susmita Pati and Dr. Laura Lindenfeld who are pioneering the medical communication program at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

Dec 08 2018
41 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: Dr. Karl VanDevender: Empathy and the Doctor-Patient Relationship (Part 2)

Podcast cover
Read more

Alan Alda speaks with Dr. Karl VanDevender who has been practicing medicine for 40 years and, in that time, Dr. VanDevender has learned the secrets to empathic communication in medicine and how to build the best relationships with his patients.

Dec 06 2018
35 mins
Play Now