WATCH: Global TV Canada interviews Val on 400 Friends and No One to Call 




Get the Funk Out! with Jeneane, KUCI, March 16, 2020 podcast

Jefferson Exchange, NPR-affiliate, Jefferson Public Radio, Breaking Through Isolation, Now and Always, March 19, 2020 podcast

Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Arroe Collins, iHeartRadio, 2020

Breakup Boost Podcast with Trina Leckie, 2020

The Current, CBC Radio, April 13, 2020

Alaska Public Media (NPR affiliate) Your Health Connection, 2020

The Dr. Pat Show, Interview, April 9, 2020 Podcast

Signal Boost on Sirius XM with Zerlina Maxwell and Jess MacIntosh, March 31, 2020

Kathryn Zox Show, Voice America, April 1.

Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life with Joan Herrmann

The Patricia Raskin Show, Author Interview, May 18, 2020 podcast

Mountain Life, NPR-affiliate, KPCW, Reaching Out and Being Reached in this Time of Isolation, March 25, 2020

America Trends with Larry Rifkin Podcast, Mental Health Network, Author Interview (December 22, 2020)


Global TV Canada Morning Show, interview, The Stigma Surrounding Loneliness, 7-minutes.

Interview with Kim Berns, host of What’s the Story, Rye TV, April, 2020 (30 min.)

Interview with host, Cat Smith, KSVY Hollywood and West Napa (YouTube), April, 2020 (20 min.)

Interview with host, Dr. Pat Baccili, Dr. Pat Show, The Transformation Network, April, 2020 (47 min.)

Interview with CJ Liu, host, Fire It Up with CJ, April, 2020 (13 minutes)


 Blogger for Psychology Today since December, 2019

New York Times, quoted, “How Volunteering Can Help Ease Loneliness,” Christina Caron, December, 2021, quoted, “How to Comfort an Adult Who’s Feeling Sad,” Steve Calechman, November, 2023

Next Avenue, quoted, “Should You Get a Coach for Your Retirement?” August, 2020

Tracking Happiness, Featured and quoted, “5 Ways to Comfort Someone Who Needs You Right Now, by Jesse Faber, January, 2023

Caregiver Solutions, “Building a Support Network: Four-hundred friends and no one to call,” March, 2020

AARP, “Coping with Isolation During the Coronavirus Outbreak,”Q&A with Val Walker by Aaron Kassraie, March, 2020

Parade, quoted, “40 Ways to Can Build Community (even during isolation),” April 7

Rewire, quoted, How to Talk to Your Parents About Coronavirus, With Tips from a Millennial Pastor, March 20

Sweety High Magazine, Q&A with Val Walker by Amanda McCarthur about how to comfort a friend, November, 2019

Catching Health, “How Are You Holding Up?,” Q&A with Val Walker by Diane Atwood, April, 2020

Health Aging Magazine, “Building Social Support as an Older Adult,” June, 2020, “10 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections in Retirement, ” March, 2020, Book Review by Annie Tobey for 400 Friends and No One to Call, March, 2020 

Caregiver Space, “How Caregivers Can Build Community,” April, 2020

Coping with Cancer Magazine (”The Language of Commitment,” March, 2016

TIME, Q&A: The Art of Comforting, Interviewed by Maia Szalavitz, January, 2011

Chicago Tribune, “How to Offer Comfort,” Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy, March, 2011




Keynote, “Building Community Through Volunteering,” at AARP Mountain Region, North Carolina, April, 2023

Other Speaking Venues:


                      Queens Public Library, NY                          Newton Council on Aging, MA                          Newton Free Library