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Press: Audio & Video


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

Video: Song of the Cell: Andrew Solomon and Siddhartha Mukherjee at the New York Public Library

Andrew Solomon and Siddhartha Mukherjee discuss discuss Mukherjee’s new book about how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans.

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.”

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.