Discovery Channel and Alan Alda are teaming up on a new partnership that will further both of their missions to advance science communication. As part of the deal, Discovery will become the presenting sponsor of Alda’s popular podcast, Clear + Vivid, as well as a pipeline for science communication training in concert with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
The Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda podcast explores, with depth and humor, the way we relate and communicate with one another. The podcast, which is celebrating its 1-year anniversary, has conducted interviews with over 50 leading influencers from the worlds of entertainment, science, business, music, academia, literature, and politics.
Recent guests have included Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Carol Burnett, Adam Driver, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Cheryl Strayed, Renée Fleming, Judge Judy, the cast of M*A*S*H, and more.
Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda debuted on July 10, 2018, and has amassed nearly 5-million downloads. The podcast, now in its 4th season, has new episodes available every Tuesday. The podcast is independently owned and operated by the Alda Communication Training Company, LLC (ACT).
All of the profits from ACT, including the advertising from the podcast, go to Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which empowers scientists and medical professionals to communicate their work effectively to a variety of audiences. These profits help support further research and innovation in the field of science communication.
Season 5 of Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda launches in August 2019, and will include a number of well-known luminaries; including Melinda Gates, Robert Sapolsky, Brené Brown, Brian Greene, Laura Brown, and many more.