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Press: Audio & Video


Sep 2022

Audio: Shadow // Yaddo Podcast: “State of Mind” on Narrative Medicine

This episode of Shadow Yaddo features Andrew Solomon in conversation with Danielle Spencer on the subject of narrative medicine, a field of study that applies skills used in analyzing literature to medicine, and the impacts of storytelling on our health, work and lives.

Jun 2022

Audio: Apple News in Conversation: Why child suicide is on the rise

For the New Yorker, Solomon writes about the alarmingly high rate of youth suicide, why it’s on the rise, and why it’s so difficult to prevent. Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu spoke with Solomon about this issue.

Apr 2022

Video: Democracy Now! Subway Shooting Highlights NYC and Nation’s Failure to Address Growing Mental Health Crisis

“Often people who commit homicide are expressing their own despair, their own internal mental health problems, as well as expressing anger and hatred and bias.”

Dec 2021

Audio: MSNBC: On the push to ban “offensive” books from Texas public libraries

Andrew Solomon joins MSNBC host Alicia Menendez and Futuro Media founder Maria Hinojosa to discuss the movement to ban books on human sexuality, race and American history, and the profoundly worrisome rise of authoritarian sentiment in the United States.

Dec 2021

Video: Amanpour: ‘Freedom of speech is being annihilated,’ warns author

Andrew Solomon’s bestselling book about diverse families, Far From the Tree, has been targeted by a Texas state lawmaker. Solomon says the effort to blacklist and ban books shows “we are in the period of backlash”.

Jun 2021

Audio: Mental Illness Happy Hour: The Intersection of Mental Health & LGBTQ+ Advocacy

Andrew Solomon, Juan Acosta and host Paul Gilmartin discuss mental health advocacy, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and how these issues overlap.

Jun 2021

Audio: Gravity Podcast: On Families of All Kinds

Lucy Kalanithi and Andrew Solomon explore what becomes possible when we bust the myth of the ideal nuclear family.

Apr 2021

Audio: New York Times Book Review Podcast: The Invention of Miracles

Andrew Solomon joins New York Times Book Review Podcast host Pamela Paul to discuss Katie Booth’s new biography of Alexander Graham Bell, The Invention of Miracles.

Apr 2021

Audio: Andrew Solomon Featured in New York Times Book Review Podcast Anniversary Selection

“Part of what’s compelling about these books is that the enormous beauty that’s in them constitutes a form of hope. So on the one hand, that people die, and on the other hand, that people live so richly in that instant before they die.”

Apr 2021

Audio: 18Forty Podcast: Andrew Solomon on Intergenerational Divergence

Andrew Solomon talks about intergenerational divergence, as well as his book, Far from the Tree, which inspired the topic