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33 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andrew Solomon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andrew Solomon, often where they are interviewed.

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33 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andrew Solomon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andrew Solomon, often where they are interviewed.

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Ep.89/ Andrew Solomon, What We Take From This

Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton
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Andrew Solomon says of depression, "Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” 

This is a conversation with one of America's renowned writers, thinkers, and advocates about the less reported health impacts of Covid19; the epidemic of depression, and the self-reported increase in anxiety caused by loneliness, job insecurity, and fears of the future.

Jun 08 2020



119: Reality feels very tenuous right now - an interview with Andrew Solomon on mental health and coronavirus

The Reaction Podcast
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For this special edition of the Reaction podcast, I was joined by Andrew Solomon, a noted author on politics, culture and psychology.

He is winner of the National Book Award for his 2001 memoir The Noonday Demon - an anatomy of depression.

We talked about the impact of coronavirus on mental health. It was a fascinating and thought-provoking discussion. Do please tune in.

Jun 05 2020



6 parents, 4 kids, 3 states: Andrew Solomon's Beautiful Modern Family

No Filter
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Andrew Solomon always wanted a family of his own, but he grew up in a time where that wasn't a reality for someone who was gay. 

Over the years, he tried to fight his sexuality - with conversion sex sessions, with relationships with women. 

When he finally accepted his true identity, Andrew met the love of his life and together (with four other parents) they created the ultimate modern family.  He also wrote several best-selling, prize-winning books and delivered some extraordinary Ted Talks.

Andrew joins Mia for a wide ranging and inspiring conversation about depression, sexuality and building a loving family. This No Filter will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. Guaranteed. 

Read Andrew's books:



Watch Andrew's Ted Talks: 

How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are 

Love, no matter what 

Depression, the secret we share


Host: Mia Freedman . You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here. 

Guest: Andrew Solomon

Technical Producer: Ian Camilleri  

Executive Producer: Melanie Tait 

May 31 2020



Andrew Solomon - ReWrite Your Narrative To Survive and Thrive

Healing Our Ghosts
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Andrew was bullied as a boy for being gay. As an adult, he suffered from severe depression. Andrew realized that to survive and thrive he must create meaning of his experience, recreate his narrative, and build his identity to incorporate his experience and grow from them. In this episode, Andrew shares his insight on this process of creating meaning, as well as his research into communities that openly support depressed members of the community and how other communities are neglected in getting clinical help.  the tension between acceptance and curing, and the ultimate power of compassion.


Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist in LGBTQ rights, mental health, and the arts. He is Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University Medical Center, and a former President of PEN American Center. He is the author of seven books including the best-selling Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity and his award-winning memoir  The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


Jan 13 2020



Ep 14 | Andrew Solomon Interview

The Weekly Call
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In this guest interview, Austin sits down with IronMan's newest top-level competitor: Andrew Solomon, who is well underway on this journey of a full-life and fitness transformation. A truly inspirational man. Keep up to date with his journey by following him on Instagram @solly_95

As always, you can interact with us on Instagram @theweeklycallpod where you can find out more information about the hosts, upcoming content, and guest interviews!

We hope you enjoy this episode of The Weekly Call!

Jan 09 2020

1hr 13mins


#45: Andrew Solomon - Writer on depression and dealing with differences in a family

So-Called Normal
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Mark is joined by Andrew Solomon to discuss the award winning writer's personal story of depression and coming out to his family. They also talk about Andrew's work with Far From the Tree, his book that became a documentary focused on parents and their children with physical, mental, and social disabilities and differing identities. 

Nov 18 2019



Andrew Solomon: The Stories of Who We Are

Everything Happens with Kate Bowler
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Writer Andrew Solomon never felt like he fit in. But studying other communities that celebrate differences transformed his sense of belonging and his parenting. Which aspects of our kids should we attempt to change and which need to be celebrated? Andrew and Kate discuss what it's like to be different from our family, find our people, and love our kids across difference.

Jul 30 2019



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Kobo in Conversation
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In this episode, Michael is joined by Andrew Solomon, as they discuss his latest book, Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change, as well as his 2012 best-seller, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.

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Jun 25 2019



230: Andrew Solomon Re-Release (Originally Ep #50) The Atlas of Depression

The One You Feed
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This week on The One You Feed we have Andrew Solomon.

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology.

Solomon’s recent book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identitypublished on November 13, 2012, won the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction among many other awards. The New York Times hailed the book, writing, “It’s a book everyone should read… there’s no one who wouldn’t be a more imaginative and understanding parent — or human being — for having done so… a wise and beautiful book.”  People described it as “a brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity.”

Solomon’s previous book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Scribner, 2001), won the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, and was included in The Times of London‘s list of one hundred best books of the decade. A New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback editions, The Noonday Demon has also been a bestseller in seven foreign countries, and has been published in twenty-four languages. The New York Times described it as “All-encompassing, brave, deeply humane… a book of remarkable depth, breadth and vitality… open-minded, critically informed and poetic all at the same time… fearless, and full of compassion.”

 In This Interview Andrew and I Discuss…

  • The One You Feed parable.
  • Using work to make the world a better place.
  • The urgent business of living a moral life.
  • How to decide what we should change and what we should accept.
  • How hope can become the cornerstone of misery.
  • The challenges and joys of parenting disabled children.
  • The perfectionism of privilege.
  • The importance of the choice to celebrate what is versus wishing it to be different.
  • How we can grow through difficult circumstances.
  • The poison of comparison.
  • The idea of the “psychological supermodel”.
  • Layering feelings of failure onto depression and how damaging that is.
  • Learning to celebrate our difficulties and differences.
  • A beautiful and hopeful reading on depression.
  • How critical humor is in dealing with depression
  • New approaches to treating depression.
  • His ongoing challenges with depression and anxiety.
  • The shame of mental illness.
  • If you banish the dragons, you banish the heroes.
  • A life that is only luxury and pleasure tends to feel rather hollow and empty.
  • How sparing our children from all adversity is a bad idea.
  • The choices we face.
  • How encounters with darkness give us the energy to feed our good wolf.

Jun 20 2018



BEST OF | 003 Andrew Solomon | Hollywood Entertainment Assistant

Day in the Life
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Hey Day in the Life listeners! We're taking the month of June 2018 off from releasing new episodes but we wanted to share a few fan favorite episodes in case you missed them the first time around. Enjoy!


I have to admit, talking with Andrew was one of the most fun conversations I’ve been able to record thus far. He was just so easy to talk to, it felt like we had been longtime friends.Anyways, Andrew shares a lot of the juicy scoop on what it was really like to work for one of the biggest Hollywood agencies in the world, William Morris Endeavor (WME).If you are familiar with the popular show Entourage, Andrew was basically like a real-life Lloyd (Ari Gold’s assistant). As a super fan of that show, you can imagine my excitement at getting the inside scoop.Andrew shares the good and the bad of working in entertainment and what he’s up to these days. Hope you enjoy!

In today’s episode, you'll find out:

  • How he decided to quit law and go into the entertainment industry
  • The hardest thing and best thing about working in the industry\
  • What it's REALLY like to work in the infamous mailroom and how he got into the mailroom
  • The most bizarre task he had to do while working as an entertainment assistant
  • How accurate his life was to the popular television show Entourage
  • If talent agents in Hollywood are really like Ari Gold from Entourage
  • His advice for people who want to break into the entertainment industry
  • What it's really like to work at William Morris Endeavor (WME)
  • What "The Black List" is and why it's important

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Jun 12 2018

1hr 12mins