Alan Alda is this week’s guest on The Life of Dad Show.

On The Show

Alan Alda talks with The Life of Dad Show host, Art Eddy about fatherhood, how his character Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H was different from any other role and his podcast called Clear and Vivid. Alan also opens up about the three main things he wanted to teach his kids as they grew up and then Alan answers the Life of Dad Quick Five.

About Alan Alda

Alan Alda, 7-time Emmy Award–winner, and Academy Award nominee, has acted in, written or directed many films and television programs, including M*A*S*H and the West Wing. He became interested in communication when a life-long interest in science led to his hosting Scientific American Frontiers for 11 years on PBS. On that show he helped hundreds of scientists around the world make their research clear to the public. He helped found the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, which has trained thousands of scientists around the country and overseas to be better communicators. The Alda Center uses innovative improvisational theater games to help people communicate more directly and personally and to function better as teams.

His many awards in science communication include: The American Chemical Society Award for Public Service and the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences. In 2015 he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

His wife, Arlene, is the author of nineteen books, including her latest, Just Kids from the Bronx. An award winning professional photographer, her work has appeared in a number of magazines and books. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Follow Alan on Twitter at @alanalda and go to his website at

About The Life of Dad Show

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