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    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings

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

    Peter Coy Why Economics Might Not Be the Dismal Science That We Love to Hate

    Peter Coy Why Economics Might Not Be the Dismal Science That We Love to Hate

    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 Peter Coy, Opinion writer for The New York Times.
    Peter Coy writes about economics for Opinion. Before joining The New York Times in July 2021, he spent nearly 32 years writing for BusinessWeek and its successor, Bloomberg Businessweek.
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    • 36 min
    Christopher Kolenda: What Afghan War Veterans Can Teach America About How to Listen Empathically To Our “Enemies”

    Christopher Kolenda: What Afghan War Veterans Can Teach America About How to Listen Empathically To Our “Enemies”

    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 Christopher Kolenda, author of Zero-Sum Victory: What We’re Getting Wrong about War.
    Christopher D. Kolenda is a West Point graduate, internationally renowned combat leader, and retired Army colonel. He holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College, London, and is the editor of Leadership: The Warrior’s Art. He is the first American to have fought the Taliban as a commander in combat.
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    • 35 min
    Richard Vague on Wiping the Financial Slate Clean: The Case For a Debt Jubilee

    Richard Vague on Wiping the Financial Slate Clean: The Case For a Debt Jubilee

    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 Richard Vague, author of The Case for a Debt Jubilee.
    Richard Vague is Secretary of Banking and Securities for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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    • 37 min
    Dean Schroeder: What Denver and the Danes Can Teach Silicon Valley About Innovating Local Government

    Dean Schroeder: What Denver and the Danes Can Teach Silicon Valley About Innovating Local Government

    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 Dean Schroeder, co-author of Practical Innovation in Government: How Front-Line Leaders Are Transforming Public-Sector Organizations.
    Dean M. Schroeder has authored or coauthored four books and won numerous awards for his research. He has worked with many organizations around the world and led radical transformations at four companies. He has served on four corporate boards and was on the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for six years. Schroeder is a senior research professor at Valparaiso University.
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    • 26 min
    Brad Feld: The Tech Industry Isn’t a Meritocracy: Why All Start-Up Boards Should Have More Women and People of Color

    Brad Feld: The Tech Industry Isn’t a Meritocracy: Why All Start-Up Boards Should Have More Women and People of Color

    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 Brad Feld, author of Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors.
    Brad Feld has invested in startups for over 25 years and co-founded Foundry and Techstars. He is the author of multiple books, including Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist and Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.


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    • 47 min
    Kirk Wallace Johnson: How Vietnamese Immigrants on the Gulf Coast in the Seventies Successfully Fought Back Against the KKK

    Kirk Wallace Johnson: How Vietnamese Immigrants on the Gulf Coast in the Seventies Successfully Fought Back Against the KKK

    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 Kirk Wallace Johnson, author of The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast.
    Kirk Wallace Johnson is the author of The Feather Thief and To Be a Friend Is Fatal, and the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, which he started after serving with USAID in Fallujah. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and on This American Life, among others.


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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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