Media Archive

Media professionals can get more information in the media kit.

Selected Media Interviews and Mentions

BBC News: Will coronavirus change America’s jobless stigma?
By Natalie Sherman

Next Question with Katie Couric: How will the pandemic change jobs—and who will be left behind?
Interview by Katie Couric

Página/12 (Argentina): El desempleo amenaza con convertirse en la nueva pandemia de Estados Unidos
By Guido Vassallo

Book: Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  • From the Publishers Weekly review: “Kristof and WuDunn avoid pity while creating empathy for their subjects, and effectively advocate for a ‘morality of grace’ to which readers should hold policy makers accountable.”

The New York Times: Who Killed the Knapp Family?
By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The Atlantic: The Not-So-Great Reason Divorce Rates Are Declining
By Joe Pinsker

Book: The War on Normal People: The Truth about America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future
By Andrew Yang

NPR’s With Good Reason
Interview by Sarah McConnell
—Full interview embedded above (segment begins at 1:10)
Feature story (3:36)
Rebroadcast on May 15, 2020


The Leonard Lopate Show
Interview by Leonard Lopate, WNYC, New York Public Radio

BBC News: American Dream breeds shame and blame for job seekers
By Debbie Siegelbaum

Selected Writing

Cooperatives can make economies more resilient to crises like COVID-19 (with Katherine K. Chen)

Atlantic - The Second Phase of Unemployment Will Be Harsher

The Second Phase of Unemployment Will Be Harsher (with Ofer Sharone)
The Atlantic

Dissent - Meritocracy's Casualties

Meritocracy’s Casualties

Dissent-Chen-articleAdulting While Poor

Newsday - 2018-08-10Beware of this misleading snapshot

2017-08-20America, Home of the Transactional Marriage
The Atlantic

Are Campus Activists Too Dogmatic - front page.PNGAre Campus Activists Too Dogmatic?
The Atlantic

The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern Economy
The Atlantic


An Economy of Grace

Extreme Meritocracy

Living in an Extreme Meritocracy Is Exhausting
The Atlantic

All Hollowed Out

All Hollowed Out: The Lonely Poverty of America’s White Working Class
The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Forget Denmark: The United States Should Emulate Canada
The Atlantic

Other Selected Writings

Other Selected Interviews

Central Time
Interview by Rob Ferrett, Wisconsin Public Radio

Virginia Public Radio: Census Data Suggests Gap Between the Rich and Poor Varies Across Virginia and Proposed Cuts to SNAP Benefits Could Hit Rural Virginia Especially Hard
By Michael Pope

Interview by Krys Boyd, KERA, Dallas (NPR affiliate)

Central Time
Interview by Veronica Ruekert, Wisconsin Public Radio


New Books Network
Interview by CUNY’s Richard Ocejo

Virginia Public Radio: Food Stamps in Virginia: A Look at the Numbers
By Michael Pope

8News-food-stamps-fraud-Victor-Tan-Chen8News Investigates: Food stamp fraud
Interview by Kerri O’Brien, 8News (ABC affiliate), Richmond, Virginia

The Joy Cardin Show
Interview by Joy Cardin, Wisconsin Public Radio


By Gary Price

America’s Work Force Radio
Interview by Ed “Flash” Ferenc

The David Pakman Show
Interview by David Pakman (segment begins at 30:25)

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