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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.

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.

Jul 2022

Letter Signed by 44 Writers Calls On President Biden to Raise Grave Human Rights Concerns on Trip to Saudi Arabia

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.

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”.