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The daily show about books, writers, and big ideas. Hosted by Andrew Keen.

The daily show about books, writers, and big ideas. Hosted by Andrew Keen.

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United States

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The daily show about books, writers, and big ideas. Hosted by Andrew Keen.

Language:

English


Episodes

Kate Finn: Today Is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. But What Should We Be Celebrating?

8/9/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Kate Finn, Executive Director of First Peoples Worldwide. Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news,...

Duration:00:28:32

Elliot Ackerman: Why the American “Retreat” From Afghanistan Was a Giant Fuck-Up And How It Represents the Final Act of a Classic Five-Part Tragedy

8/9/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Elliot Ackerman, author of The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan. Elliot Ackerman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels 2034, Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the...

Duration:00:36:55

Sabine Hossenfelder: An Existential Physicist Answers Life’s Biggest Questions: Does God Exist? Is There Life in the Universe? Are We Living In a Simulated Reality?

8/9/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Sabine Hossenfelder, author of Existential Physics: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Sabine Hossenfelder is presently a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany, and has published more than eighty research...

Duration:00:35:48

Alan Murray: Tomorrow’s Capitalism: Searching For that Elusive “Soul” of American Business

8/9/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Alan Murray, author of Tomorrow’s Capitalist: My Search for the Soul of Business. Alan Murray is CEO of Fortune Media. He oversees the business and editorial operations of the independent media company and is known for expanding its digital and conference...

Duration:00:38:06

Anthony Marra: The Tools Which Allow Novelists to Create More “Realistic” Characters Than Those You See on the Screen

8/9/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Anthony Marra, author of Mercury Pictures Presents. Anthony Marra is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the...

Duration:00:31:58

David Chalmers: If the World Itself Is a Giant Simulation, Then What's the Difference Between the Virtual Reality of Cyberspace and "Real Life"?

8/8/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by David Chalmers, author of Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy. David Chalmers is a professor of philosophy and neural science and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness at New York University. He wrote The...

Duration:00:37:13

Liska Jacobs on The Pink Hotel: A California Novel Where You Can Check In But You Can’t Check Out

8/8/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Liska Jacobs, author of The Pink Hotel. Liska Jacobs is the author of the novels Catalina and The Worst Kind of Want. She holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside, and lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:27:59

Steven Thrasher: In the Age of Covid and Monkeypox, Should We Be Prioritizing the Health of the “Viral Underclass”?

8/8/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Steven Thrasher, author of The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide. Steven W. Thrasher, PHD holds the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School, the first journalism professorship in the...

Duration:00:40:38

Dwyer Murphy: How to Write About the City? Go Out Without an iPhone

8/8/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Dwyer Murphy, author of An Honest Living. Dwyer Murphy is a New Yorklorida-based writer and editor. He is the editor-in-chief of CrimeReads, Literary Hub’s crime fiction vertical and the world’s most popular destination for thriller readers. He practiced...

Duration:00:33:27

Isaac Saul: Yes, “Truth” Still Exists in the Misinformation Age, But It’s Unlikely to Make Many of Us Happy

8/6/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Isaac Saul, founder of Tangle. Isaac Saul is the founder of Tangle, a politics newsletter that summarizes the best arguments from the right and left on the news of the day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:21

Nancy Jacobson and Ryan Clancy: How a 2024 Trump-Biden Rematch Would Be a “Black Swan” Moment For a Third Party Candidate

8/5/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Nancy Jacobson, CEO of No Labels, and Ryan Clancy, Chief Strategist at No Labels. Nancy Jacobson has dedicated her career to influencing change in the American political arena through her support of bipartisan politics. Looking to close the gap between...

Duration:00:33:47

Kevin Boyle: Why America Remains Haunted by Richard Nixon and His Paranoia About the Sixties

8/4/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Kevin Boyle, author of The Shattering: America in the 1960s. Kevin Boyle is the author of Arc of Justice, winner of the National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern...

Dan Fesperman: On the Merging of Fact and Fiction in a Berlin Haunted By Its Grey History of Secrecy and Lies

8/4/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Dan Fesperman, author of Winter Work. Dan Fesperman served as a foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, based in Berlin. His coverage of the siege of Sarajevo led to his debut novel, Lie in the Dark, which won Britain’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger...

Camper English: On the Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails

8/4/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Camper English, author of Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails. Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer and speaker who has covered the craft cocktail renaissance for over 15 years,...

Howard Wolk: Why America’s Greatest Strength Is Its Entrepreneurial Edge and How This Might Even Fix the Crisis of the Environment, Inequality, and Healthcare

8/4/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Howard Wolk, co-author of Launchpad Republic: America’s Entrepreneurial Edge and Why It Matters. Howard Wolk is an experienced entrepreneur, company builder and investor. He is co-president of the Cross Country Group, a privately-held firm consisting of...

Christie Hunter Arscott: On Begin Boldly and How Courage Will Enable a Woman to Launch a Brilliant Career

8/4/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Christie Hunter Arscott, author of Begin Boldly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty & Launch a Brilliant Career. Christie Hunter Arscott is an internationally recognized advisor, author, and speaker dedicated to creating more vibrant,...

Jeff Lerner: Should We Celebrate Or Be Suspicious of Self-Help Books Promise to Unlock Our “Dream Life”?

8/3/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Jeff Lerner, author of Unlock Your Potential: The Ultimate Guide for Creating Your Dream Life in the Modern World. From broke jazz musician to $50 million in online sales, Jeff Lerner‘s story and message are now inspiring millions. After a decade of...

Gerd Gigerenzer: What Machines Can’t Learn and Why Human Intelligence Still Beats Algorithms

8/3/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Gerd Gigerenzer, author of How to Stay Smart in a Smart World: Why Human Intelligence Still Beats Algorithms. Gerd Gigerenzer is Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the author of Calculated Risks, Gut Feelings, and Risk...

David Victor Has Good News on the Climate Front: Why Things Aren’t Quite as Apocalyptic as Some Believe

8/2/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by David Victor, author of Fixing the Climate: Strategies for an Uncertain World. David G. Victor is professor of international relations and industrial policy at the University of California, San Diego. His books include Global Warming Gridlock. He lives in...

Duration:00:26:19

Stefan Dercon on Africa As Las Vegas: Why Some Countries Win and Others Lose in Gambling on Development

8/2/2022
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Stefan Dercon, author of Gambling on Development: Why Some Countries Win and Others Lose. Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Combining an academic career...

Duration:00:42:45