Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Democrats need more than outrage: David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama joins Diane to talk about the challenge ahead for the Democratic party, then, actor, director, and author Alan Alda talks about how and why we all need to try to be better communicators.

In “From the Archives” this week – summer! It’s just around the corner. To welcome in the longer days and warmer temps, we decided to listen back to one of our favorite shows about summer. In 2013, author Bill Bryson spoke to Diane about his book “One Summer: America 1927”. What are your favorite books about summer? Let us know. Email us at



  • David Axelrod Director, Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, host, The Axe Files, author of "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics", and former senior adviser to President Obama
  • Alan Alda Actor, author and science advocate, host, PBS science program, "Scientific American Frontiers." founder, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University

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