Alan Alda is best known for his prolific acting career. But he has also spent years learning about, and teaching, communication. The Emmy-winning actor and star of television’s M*A*S*H teaches doctors and scientists to communicate more effectively and wrote the recent book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?. He talks with Kate about why human beings are so bad at talking about sickness– and about what helps them improve.

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ALAN ALDA is a former actor from the hit TV show M*A*S*H, writer, and a director. He helped found the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science which is mainly used to help scientists and doctors communicate more effectively with their patients. He has his own podcast called  Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda where he discusses with guests with powerful stories about communication. Click here to visit Alan’s website.


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To learn more about If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, click here.

To learn more about Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved) by Kate Bowler, click here.

On his Clear and Vivid Podcast, Alan has the most brilliant, thoughtful conversations with people like Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, and Neil deGrasse Tyson on the importance of clear communication.

For more about Alda Communication Training, click here. 

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