M*A*S*H Cast to Reunite on Alan Alda’s Podcast

The five surviving members of the M*A*S*H cast will reunite on Alan Alda’s “Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda” podcast. No date is set for the M*A*S*H reunion episode, which will feature Alda chatting with Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, Gary Burghoff, and Mike Farrell. In an interview with Jason Fraley of radio station WTOP, Alda said the original plan was for him, along with Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr, and Mike Farrell, record the podcast on November 14th.

They had to postpone when Jamie Farr nearly lost his house in one of the recent California wildfires.

“Loretta Swit and I will be talking from New York,” Alda explained. “Mike Farrell will be in a studio in L.A., Jamie Farr will be on the phone from his house in Bell Canyon and Gary Burghoff will be on the phone from Northern California.”

Alda is looking forward to recording the podcast. Although the cast tries to get together for dinner every year, not everyone is able to make it. “It’s going to be a really nice get together. I want to talk about what we discovered as actors that helped us relate in ways that are necessary in a show like that.”

“Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda” is currently in its second season. Alda launched the podcast, which examines how people communicate and connect with one another, in August. Previous episodes have featured conversations with comedian Tina Fey, actress Isabella Rosselini, author Cheryl Strayed, actor Michael J. Fox, and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among others.

(via USA Today)

5 Comments

  • 007 says:

    Awesome, can’t wait to hear this.

  • Seoul City Sue says:

    “The five surviving members of the M*A*S*H cast” – Reading this made me so sad. Only five members left out of an incredible cast of eleven. Time is certainly not kind.

  • UglyJohn says:

    Fantastic! So glad Alan Alda is able to reunite the remaining main cast members for this. It’s very rare that they ever get together publicly. This might be one of the last times we have them together, talking like this.

    And it is sad how many of them are gone, but time doesn’t wait for anyone.

    I still miss Maclean Stevenson and Wayne Rogers and who can forget Larry Linville.

    • 007 says:

      You said it brother. It’s been over 20 years since Mclean Stevenson passed and I still think about it all the time. Approaching 20 years for Larry Linville too. Taken way too young, and now time has caught up with a lot of the others.

      Over the next few years we’re going to have to sadly witness more of these passings as well.

  • John Davison says:

    So glad I stumbled on this site. Every time that my dad is the room with me and MASH comes on, I look at him and say the same thing, “this is a good one.” 🙂

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