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Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

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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.

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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!

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.

iTunes Ratings

1213 Ratings
Average Ratings
1008
104
35
30
36

Podcast

By bostonborn66 - Jan 28 2019
Read more

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

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.

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Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

Updated about 1 month ago

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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.

Rank #1: The Actors from M*A*S*H — On How M*A*S*H Changed Our Lives

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M*A*S*H is back for a one-time, exclusive episode with all your familiar friends -- join Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, and Gary Burghoff for an intimate and candid conversation about their personal experiences of being part of one of the most beloved TV shows of all time; and the lessons they learned about how to connect, communicate, and to relate with one another in the process

Feb 05 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #2: Judge Judy on How to Figure Out Who’s Telling the Truth

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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.

Jul 17 2018
46 mins
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Rank #3: Michael J. Fox: How to Keep Going When Life Gives You Speed Bumps

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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

Nov 13 2018
43 mins
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Rank #4: Kate Bowler and How to Handle the Worst News of All

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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
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Rank #5: Sheila Nevins on Age, Sex, Love, Life, and Everything Else

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In this delightful episode, Alan Alda talks with Sheila Nevins about her life, how she feels about aging, the #MeToo movement, sex, divorce, documentaries, storytelling, and just about everything else!

Jan 29 2019
42 mins
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Rank #6: Is Empathy Good or Bad? A Conversation with Paul Bloom

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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.

Jul 31 2018
45 mins
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Rank #7: Tina Fey and the Transformative Power of Improv

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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.

Aug 21 2018
31 mins
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Rank #8: Renée Fleming and the Healing Power of Music

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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.

Jul 24 2018
39 mins
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Rank #9: Senator Bill Bradley on How We Can All Do Better

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Alan Alda speaks with Senator Bill Bradley about his amazing life and career -- from Gold medal Olympian to the United States Senate.

Jan 22 2019
38 mins
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Rank #10: Father Greg Boyle on Compassion, Kinship, and Real Ways to Help Others

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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.

Sep 25 2018
46 mins
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Rank #11: Jaron Lanier on Why You Should Delete Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

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Jaron Lanier speaks with Alan Alda about the many reasons why you should delete your social media accounts right now.

Jan 08 2019
46 mins
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Rank #12: Marc Maron on What Podcasting Has Taught Him About Relating

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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.

Nov 27 2018
44 mins
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Rank #13: 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
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Rank #14: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Communicating Science So We Actually Get It

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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
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Rank #15: Cheryl Strayed Shares Her Advice on How to Give Advice

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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. 

Sep 04 2018
45 mins
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