Alan Alda is an actor and writer. He’s also the host of the Clear + Vivid podcast, and founder of the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University in New York.
Alan Alda On How To Talk About Tough Topics
In his podcast Clear + Vivid, Alan Alda talks with scientists about how to connect with people—and talk about tough topics like climate change.
Alan Alda Opens Up About His Parkinson’s Disease
Alan Alda discusses how science informs his perspective on the diagnosis and view of the future.
Alan Alda Wants To Know: ‘What Is Climate?’
In his annual Flame Challenge, Alan Alda is calling on scientists to answer a seemingly simple, but complex question.
Alan Alda: To Talk Better, Listen
Empathy is a crucial component in communicating about science…or anything else.
Need To Explain Some Science? Try Improv
Actor and author Alan Alda considers the best way to explain complicated scientific concepts — with humanity.
What Is Energy? Alan Alda—and a Bunch of Kids—Want to Know
Scientists across the globe compete in a challenge to explain science to kids.
These Science Students Learn to Think on Their Feet
Science students at New York’s Stony Brook University have an unusual offering on the class roster: “JRN 503: Improvisation for Scientists.”
What Is Sleep? A ‘Superpower,’ a ‘Power Cleanse’
In his latest “Flame Challenge,” Alan Alda asked people to answer the question: “What is sleep?” We talk with the winning respondents.
Alan Alda Challenges Scientists to Answer: What Is Sleep?
Alan Alda’s Flame Challenge asks scientists to answer the big questions that keep them up at night to 11-year-olds around the world.
Alan Alda’s Challenge to Scientists: Define Color
Alda’s ‘Flame Challenge’ asks scientists to explain color—with children as the judges.