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.  Listen here on Apple Podcasts.


ALAN ALDA is an actor, author, and advocate for science communication. Click here to visit Alan’s website.

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Alan is best known for his roles as Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H and Arnie Vinick on The West Wing. Permission to binge.

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.

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