(New York) – 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 create a pipeline for science communication training in concert with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.
“Discovery and Science Channel have always been the home to the best and brightest in science communication. Partnering with Alda Communication Training and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science reinforces our commitment to inspire others to become leaders in scientific fields, from engineering, astrophysics, archaeology and more,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual.
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 Madeleine 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 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 well-known luminaries; including Melinda Gates, Robert Sapolsky, Brené Brown, Brian Greene, Laura Brown, and many more. For more details about the podcast, ACT, and the Alda Center, please visit: AlanAlda.com and you can subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. Follow Alan Alda on social media @AlanAlda and @alda. Access the podcast on Facebook and Instagram at @ClearAndVivid.
About Discovery Channel:
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.