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Press: Interviews

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

Apr 2021

Audio: RadioWest: Polygamy, Polyamory & The Changing American Family

Andrew Solomon talks to KUER’s Doug Fabrizio about what it might mean to widen the definition of family.

Mar 2021

“Most of the people who get out of depression are the ones who know they are loved”

“When will we feel comfortable touching others again? I think it will take time, it will be a very slow process to feel safe again.”

Dec 2020

“We will never regain the sense of invincibility we had before the virus”: Estadao Interviews Andrew Solomon

“No one will escape this pandemic unscathed — not even those who managed to get anything good out of this isolation period, who reviewed their priorities, who did not catch the virus, who did not lose anyone, who did not lose their jobs. This trauma must be worked through individually and collectively, and it may take a generation for us to feel safe again.”

Oct 2020

Video: Boxed In: The Pandemic’s Psychological Impact on Children

Author Andrew Solomon and school counselor Amanda Jo Bustamante discuss the psychological effects — fear, anxiety and social isolation — of the COVID-19 pandemic on children.

Sep 2020

Are We Moving Towards a Better Society or Regressing?

“Privileged Americans have achieved greater acceptance for a range of identities, from deafness to autism to transgender, but there’s a large underclass. And the idea that somehow justice will trickle down is naive.”

Sep 2020

The Noonday Demon: “I want to let people who suffer from depression know that they are not alone”

“We can endure such terrible pain and trauma, yet we are still willing to help others generously.”