Silent Voices was featured on Psych Central with Gabe Howard

March 20, 2024 Dr. Okin and Gabe Howard, host of Psych Central, discuss Dr. Okin’s book, Silent Voices, and the deeply personal narratives of people he spoke with experiencing homelessness during his two-year journey living among homeless individuals with mental illness. Listen to the full episode here.

Silent Voices was featured on Mother Jones

February 17, 2015 Silent Voices was featured on Mother Jones. In Gabrielle Canon’s piece, Heartbreaking Photos and Tragic Tales of San Francisco’s Homeless, she shares several of the photographs from the book and discusses the major ideas of the book.  You can read the full article here.

Review on First Things

Silent Voices was reviewed on First Things, America’s Most Influential Journal of Religion and Public Life. In it, reviewer Peter J. Leithart praises Silent Voices as a “beautiful, disturbing, sad book.” Read the review >

Diane Rehm Show Guest Dr. Okin

Dr. Okin was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show on Washington DC’s WAMU Radio (the local NPR station). Read more >

Michael Krasny Guest

Dr. Okin was a guest on Forum with Michael Krasny. New Book Gives Voice to San Francisco’s Homeless and Mentally Ill As former chief of psychiatry at San Francisco General, Dr. Robert Okin treated countless homeless patients. He wanted to know more about how these patients lived, so he took to the streets. He spent … Read more

SF Examiner

Dr. Okin was featured in an article in the SF Examiner in anticipation of his upcoming event at the San Francisco Public Library. You can read the full article, “‘Silent Voices’ Sheds Light on Homeless,” here.

Good News Planet with Paul Sladkus

Dr. Okin was a guest on Good News Planet with Paul Sladkus. You can read about the interview here and listen to parts 1 and 2 of the interview below. PART I PART II