Shadow // Yaddo hosted by Elaina Richardson—broadcasting stories of hope, resistance, humor and curiosity in our new podcast!

Time to get out of the hammock, and into the intellectual groove, with a discussion on 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. Andrew Solomon 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 the author of several books, including The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and Far from the Tree. He’ll be in conversation with Danielle Spencer, scholar, writer, artist, and the author of Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity and co-author of The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, The Decemberists.

Tune in as we shine a light on the transformative vision of artists through conversations about art, literature, activism, ecology, inspiration and daily life.

You can also listen on

Explore Further

Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 82 Pulitzer Prizes, 34 MacArthur Fellowships, 71 National Book Awards and a Nobel Prize in Literature. Learn more about the impact of Yaddo.

Get in touch