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Podcast: The ‘mad genius’ hypothesis with Dr. David Sasso

A musician and psychiatrist, the Yale School of Medicine assistant clinical professor works in the intersection of mental health, music and the arts

Welcome to Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel. This week, we’re speaking with Dr. David Sasso. A musician and psychiatrist, David works in the intersection of mental health, music, and the arts, and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Full disclosure, David and host Amanda Borschel-Dan attended high school together in Indianapolis, after which he studied Music Composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and double majored in biochemistry before attending medical school at Northwestern. As a teen, David premiered works with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and later his full-length opera “The Trio of Minuet” was performed featuring children as the main characters.

More recently, David has focused on various traditional folk genres and his duo project — Kat Wallace and David Sasso — is releasing its second album in October.

We’ll discuss the idea of the creative genius and hear excerpts of his music, especially two very different pieces he wrote about Noah’s Ark.

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