As author, critic, and journalist, Julie Salamon has challenged conventional wisdom on diverse subjects, including filmmaking, murder, philanthropy, the Holocaust, and modern medical care. Through scrupulous detail and revealing stories, she has become noted for adding new perspective on subjects we think we know. In 2021, she turned to audio to tell stories, with her Audible Original book Unlikely Friends and as the co-host of Season Two of TCM’s [Turner Classic Movie] podcast series, The Plot Thickens.
She has been interviewed frequently on national and local television and radio programs, including National Public Radio, Good Morning America, the Today Show, the BBC and several TCM documentaries. She has been the keynote speaker for numerous conferences, often to audiences of several thousand people, but also in classrooms, boardrooms and libraries.
A sampling of these organizations: University of Pennsylvania Law School; the Center for Jewish History; the national convention of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Ivy League MIT and Stanford Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relation fundraisers; Health Care Leaders of New York; New York Academy of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center annual conference on geriatric medicine; Newark Art Museum Board of Directors. She has lectured at hospitals and medical schools nationwide, including Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Massachusetts General Cancer Center in Boston, Narrative Medicine Rounds at Columbia University Medical Center, Yale Medical School, New York Presbyterian. In addition to book stores and libraries around the country, she has spoken at dozens of Jewish Federation groups and Jewish book fairs as well as churches, synagogues, universities, medical schools and lower schools (for her children’s books). Venues have included the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, 92 Street Y Tribeca, Chicago Art Institute, The (New York) Times Center, Seattle’s Town Hall.