Alan Alda join's Adam for this week's Take a Knee and they kick off the episode by chatting about the tenants of improv being the foundational elements of effective communication. They then discuss what it means to listen and how leaving yourself open to change is key in interacting with people in everyday life. Alan then talks about how his time hosting Scientific American Frontiers and his time at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science formed his desire to write his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face. Adam asks Alan about his days on M*A*S*H and his work with Woody Allen and they close the episode chatting about Alan's mother's mental illness as well as mastering gardening.
Former Adam Carolla Show co-host and news girl Teresa Strasser joins Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show talking to Teresa about her wild upbringing and home life. This leads to a conversation on what success really means and the best motivator to getting there. After that, Adam talks about the importance of being genuine in whatever you’re doing and not outsource for your own material. Before they wrap, Adam and Teresa discuss their biggest fear of disappointing others, and how to turn that fear to your advantage.