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

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

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

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

    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, right now.
    In this episode, Andrew is joined by Kate Finn, Executive Director of First Peoples Worldwide.
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    • 29 min
    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

    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

    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 memoir Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal in both fiction and nonfiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize among others. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C.


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    • 38 min
    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?

    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?

    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 articles about the foundations of physics, including quantum gravity, physics beyond the standard model, dark matter, and quantum foundations. She has written about physics for a broad audience for fifteen years and is the creator of the popular YouTube channel “Science without the Gobbledygook.” Her writing has been published in New Scientist, Scientific American, The New York Times, and The Guardian (London). Her first book, Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, appeared in 2018.
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    • 37 min
    Alan Murray: Tomorrow’s Capitalism: Searching For that Elusive “Soul” of American Business

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

    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 franchises. Murray also writes a closely-read daily newsletter, the Fortune CEO Daily. Prior to joining Fortune in 2015, Murray led the rapid expansion of the Pew Research Center’s digital footprint as president of that organization. Before that, Murray was at the Wall Street Journal for many years, serving as Deputy Managing Editor, Executive Editor Online, Washington Bureau Chief, and author of the Political Capital and Business columns. He served for several years as Washington bureau chief for CNBC, and cohost of the nightly show Capital Report. He is the co-author of the classic Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform.
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    • 39 min
    Anthony Marra: The Tools Which Allow Novelists to Create More “Realistic” Characters Than Those You See on the Screen

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

    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 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award.
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    • 33 min
    David Chalmers: If the World Itself Is a Giant Simulation, Then What's the Difference Between the Virtual Reality of Cyberspace and "Real Life"?

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

    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 Conscious Mind, The Character of Consciousness, and Constructing the World, and lives in New York.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Chud Bensonfist ,

Easy Listening

Excellent in depth journalism, good range of topics, introductions to books worth reading, very articulate delivery.

J d Wilson ,

Great content, shame about the host

Failed to enjoy this show as much as I could have because of the hosts continual and abrasive interruptions. The host seems far more interested in displaying his own knowledge and intellect than bringing out the expertise of his guest - if he wants a soap box he’d do better to broadcast his own opinions solo rather than inviting someone with actual substance onto a show only to bray over the top of them

'IreneM' ,

If only it weren’t for Andy

I often listen to these podcasts with enjoyment and frustration.
I occasionally ask myself, What have I learned? The answer is usually, Not very much. Why? Andy’s style is an obstacle impeding the guest. He must interrupt. He must show us how much he has read or who he has met. And his opinionated interjections distract the guest’s argument. Self-serving, it is a real deterrent as I have discovered when I have shared a particular episode e.g. with Kim Ghattas, with friends.

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