Sam Leith Sam Leith

Books podcast: Andrew Solomon’s Far & Away

In this week’s Spectator podcast I talk to Andrew Solomon. Though he’s best known for his work on depression (The Noonday Demon) and identity (Far From the Tree, which I reviewed here), his new book looks not inward but out.

Far & Away: How Travel Can Change The World collects essays from three decades of extreme globetrotting. Here he talks about Trumpism, Brexit, needing somewhere to go — and how he found himself in Senegal “naked, covered in ram’s blood, drinking a coke and feeling pretty good”.

You can listen to my interview with Andrew here:

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