The Interviews

As you read Lost Connections, you can listen along to my interviews, and hear the people the book discusses talking directly to me, and to you.

I conducted hundreds of interviews in over a dozen countries. These are the audio clips of some of the most interesting people: the ones who made the final cut.

Some of these audio clips won’t make a huge amount of sense if you’re not reading the book – they aren’t designed as stand-alone radio – but I hope they give you a sense of some of the extraordinary people I got to know working on this book.


Professor Robert Kohlenberg discusses the relationship between depression and anxiety:

Later, he added:

Professor Irving Kirsch is one of the world’s leading experts on chemical anti-depressants. Here he discusses some of his findings:

Dr Guy Sapirstein, who was involved in Irving’s research, continues:

Irving Kirsch continues:

Guy Sapirstein continues:

Professor David Healey was the first scientist to study chemical anti-depressants in Britain. He explains:

He continues:

Professor Joanna Moncrieff is an expert on psychiatric drugs. She explains:

Dr Lucy Johnstone is a leading clinical psychologist:

Professor John Ioannidis has carefully analysed the science surrounding chemical anti-depressants. (The quote here is very slightly different to the one in the book because, via email, Professor Ioannidis asked me to make a few tweaks to clarify his point and make it more accurate.)

He continues:

Irving Kirsch continues:

Professor Peter Kramer is probably the leading defender of chemical anti-depressants in the world. He argues:

He continued:

And he also said, as a warning:

Dr Joanne Caciattore is a professor who has made key breakthroughs in thinking about how depression and anxiety might be caused by the way we live, after her daughter died. (On a personal note, she’s one of the most admirable people I’ve ever talked with, and I think you get a sense of that from listening to her). This is part of my conversation with her:

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