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May 2017

Video: Portraying Gay Male Life Today

How are today’s realities and paradoxes shifting what gay writers and activists take on? Writers and artists Ali Asgar,Édouard Louis, Garth Greenwell and Andrew Solomon explore how gay life, gay men and gay culture are changing and how artists are responding in their work.

Feb 2017

Audio: The Brian Lehrer Show: Our Politics, Our Kids

A discussion on how to instill political values in your children that are important to you while still teaching them to think for themselves and form their own opinions.

Apr 2016

Audio: The Brian Lehrer Show: Andrew Solomon Sees the World

Andrew Solomon talks to Brian Lehrer about his encounters with other places and peoples, and about how travel changes both the visited and the visitor.

May 2015

Audio: The Takeaway: Depression During Pregnancy is a Double-Edged Sword

Women who suffer from depression during pregnancy face a difficult question without a clear answer: What’s worse for the fetus, a depressed mother or prescription drugs?

Apr 2015

Audio: The Brian Lehrer Show: World Voices, Hate Speech?

The novelist Francine Prose discusses why she withdrew as a host from the PEN gala. Then, PEN’s president Andrew Solomon talks about the state of free expression.

Dec 2014

Audio: The Brian Lehrer Show: Books That Change Minds About Family

Authors Andrew Solomon and Cris Beam talk about the exceptional families they’ve written about.

Mar 2014

Audio: The Leonard Lopate Show: On the Father of the Sandy Hook Killer

Andrew Solomon talks with Leonard Lopate about his conversations with Peter Lanza, father of Adam Lanza, who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Nov 2013

Audio: The Takeaway: Examining Our Changing American Families

In a special Thanksgiving program, New York Times columnist Natalie Angier, Andrew Solomon, and The Takeaway’s John Hockenberry discuss the increasing diversity of the American family.

Dec 2012

Audio: The Leonard Lopate Show: Andrew Solomon on Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

WNYC’s Leonard Lopate interviews Andrew Solomon about the challenges facing parents whose children face challenges very different from their own.