The new season of Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda isn’t holding back on the heavyweights, as Mr. Alda converses with Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. At just under an hour, this fascinating chat is way too short—the renowned Nicest Guys in Show Business barely have enough time to go beyond Moby Dick, Mr. Hanks’ fascination with typewriters, and Mr. Alda’s admiration for his guest’s recent book of short stories and film portrayal of Fred Rogers.
I was a little disappointed, too, that Mr. Hanks didn’t mention his wife Rita Wilson’s appearances as a nurse on M*A*S*H, the show referred to by Mr. Hanks as “The Green Show” throughout the podcast. To Mr. Alda’s utter befuddlement.
– Chris Manson