–>Who: Neal Baer, MD – writer and producer of…
–> What: … …ER, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Gifted Man, and author of Kill Switch, discusses how he uses storytelling to breach social issues, promote global health, and accelerate social entrepreneurs.
–> How: Listen to this interview, follow Neal Baer on Twitter (@nealbaer), and check out his book, KillSwitch.
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In his quest to seek out people and ideas shifting how the world works to make it better, Scott Henderson talks with Neal Baer, pediatrician, writer and producer of ER, Law and Order Special Victims Unit, and The Gifted Man, and author of KillSwitch.
Neal Baer is a true Renaissance man – a medical doctor, television writer and producer, and author, all in one. But, underneath it all, Baer sees himself as a storyteller. Whether they are on the small screen or through social media or in paperback, Baer’s stories drive to address and solve important social and ethical issues.
Through his work on NBC and CBS primetime television, Baer has been able to tell great stories that make large audiences step back and consider ethical dilemmas surrounding medicine and law. Baer has also worked to promote global health through new media channels, particularly using mobile phones. Finally, he has leveraged his storytelling talent to advise social entrepreneurs from the Unreasonable Institute and the Skoll Foundation on how to tell their story to inspire and mobilize people to action for their cause.
Baer’s first novel, KillSwitch, also was released in hardcover this January, and will be published in paperback come October. The novel follows a forensic psychiatrist as she dives into the life of one of her deranged patients. Its sequel, KillAgain, is set to be released in 2013.