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Press: Interviews


Jan 2023

Video: Amanpour: America’s ‘center tends to shift towards justice’

Andrew Solomon speaks with Christiane Amanpour about identity, mental health, and social progress in America, and explains why he finds hope “simply in the lives that people are leading.”

Nov 2022

Audio: The Ask Beatty Podcast: Give Yourself Permission to Reach Out and Ask for Help

In which Andrew and Beatty discuss Andrew’s article, The Mystifying Rise of Child Suicide, how our systems of care are failing young people, and the many ways that our political, educational and healthcare systems could work to reverse this downward trend.

Oct 2022

Audio: Nine Questions with Eric Oliver: The Interpreter of Shadows

Dr. Eric Oliver of the University of Chicago asks Andrew Solomon nine questions the answers to which are essential for crafting “a well-examined life.”

Jul 2022

Psychologist Explains Why Anger With Gunmen Families Isn’t Always Fair

After a mass shooting, many wonder how the family of a gunman didn’t see the signs, but one expert says the shooter often keeps their plans secret.

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.

May 2022

Writing about the unthinkable pain of child suicides

The tendency of bullies to be desperate was one of the real revelations.

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.”

Mar 2022

Andrew Solomon on ‘making your children feel loved’ and the power of parental listening

“It’s easy to legislate against a group of people in the abstract and hard to face up to the individual human cost of doing so. So we have to bring up the next generation of activists who will fight for rights that I believe can be attained.”

Mar 2022

Spot Media Interviews Andrew Solomon: Why Do People Obey Dictators?

It is not easy to overthrow an oppressive leadership. It’s possible, but it’s not easy at all. People are afraid. And they are rightly afraid. Putin is a bully who remembers the image of Saddam Hussein hiding in a hole in the ground and Gaddafi being dragged out of a sewer.

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.