Andrew Reiner, Author – Brief but Spectacular – PBS NewsHour

This brief (but spectacular) interview was extra special because I was joined by my son Macallah, then 9. He steals the show in this conversation about what boys need for emotional resiliency. What a gift to be introduced by the inimitable broadcast journalist and icon Judy Woodruff.

Andrew Reiner | Guest | Amanpour & Company | PBS

Andrew Reiner is the author of “Better Boys, Better Men.”

Australia’s Today Show: “Parents Need to Have Meaningful Conversations with Sons”

During three-weeks of speaking engagements at boys schools in Australia, I was interviewed on Australia’s Today Show about the need for parents to have emotionally honest conversations with sons—and tips for how to do this—as well as the subject of boys and #MeToo.

Andrew Reiner | CNN/PBS

This interview was a difficult but necessary conversation (I’ve been pushing for) that needs greater traction: the under-reported, under-discussed depression, emotional isolation and suicide epidemics among young men. Once again, it was an honor to be interviewed by a journalism hero and icon—in this case, Christiane Amanpour.


On the Record WYPR: ‘Better Boys, Better Men’ author Andrew Reiner on masculinity

A thoughtful conversation with the incisive Sheilah Kast about the overlooked roles of depression and emotional isolation in boys’ lives—and how teaching boys to be too independent, too early, contributes to this. Also, we chat about the reasons why boys should be encouraged and allowed to ask questions around issues that affect them amidst a changing gendered landscape.

Tapestry—Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC): “Stop Staring! Andrew Reiner’s mission to stare down the shame around men crying in public”

This interview with Tapestry host Mary Hynes was the perfect conversation—honest, hopefully thoughtful, mutually respectful, organic, lacking in any agenda. Leave it to the Canadians!

Radio Times—WHYY-FM: “The Emotional lives of Boys and Men”

This conversation on the acclaimed NPR talk show with Host Marty Moss-Coane was tied to the NYT piece I wrote, “Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest”

Minnesota Public Radio —”Curing Toxic Masculinity”

Now that my kids are grown and gone, I have more time for regrets. It’s a hazard of the parenting business. I missed too many baseball games. I was too involved when I did go. I didn’t take them to the BWCA. I overprotected as is the want of my generation…

American RadioWorks: “Should Colleges Teach Men How to Be Men?”

This interview on ARW’s Education podcast was conducted on the heels of my article about men needing to learn emotional honesty, which had exploded on social media. I was grateful to be invited on to this podcast, truly, and it was one of those conversations where that little voice in your head keeps saying, Is this person on board with any of this?