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

    Patrick Wyman on the "Great Divergence" between Western Europe and the Rest of the Globe

    Patrick Wyman on the "Great Divergence" between Western Europe and the Rest of the Globe

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Patrick Wyman, the author of "The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World", to explore the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530 and bring to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn.
    Patrick Wyman holds a PhD in history from the University of Southern California. He previously worked as a sports journalist, covering mixed martial arts and boxing from 2013 to 2018. His work has been featured in Deadspin, The Washington Post, Bleacher Report, and others. He is currently host of the podcast, Tides of History, and previously the host of Fall of Rome.
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    • 43 min
    Sheera Frenkel on Facebook's Fall from Grace

    Sheera Frenkel on Facebook's Fall from Grace

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Sheera Frenkel, the author of "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination", to discuss the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within Facebook and to shine a light on the company's fatal flaws.
    Sheera Frenkel covers cybersecurity from San Francisco. Previously, she spent over a decade in the Middle East as a foreign correspondent, reporting for BuzzFeed, NPR, The Times of London and McClatchy Newspapers.
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    • 36 min
    Melinda Wenner Moyer on How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t A******s

    Melinda Wenner Moyer on How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t A******s

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Melinda Wenner Moyer, the author of "How to Raise Kids Who Aren't A******s: Science-based Strategies for Better Parenting — from Tots to Teens", to discuss a winning guide for parents who wish to build a ‘better, fairer, stronger world
    Melinda Wenner Moyer is a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine and a regular contributor to The New York Times, Washington Post, and other national magazines and newspapers. She is a faculty member in the Science, Health & Environmental Reporting program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
    Melinda was the recipient of the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine, and her work was featured in the 2020 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. She was also awarded a 2018 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship. Moyer’s work has won first place prizes in the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the Folio Eddie Awards and the Annual Writing Awards of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. It has also been shortlisted for a James Beard Journalism Award, a National Academy of Sciences Communication Award and a National Magazine Award. She has a master’s in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting from NYU and a background in cell and molecular biology. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, two children, and her dog.
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    • 30 min
    Maureen Farrell on the Spectacular Meltdown of WeWork

    Maureen Farrell on the Spectacular Meltdown of WeWork

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Maureen Farrell, the author of "The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion", to discuss the inside story of WeWork, its audacious founder, and what its epic unraveling says about a financial system smitten with Silicon Valley innovation.
    Maureen Farrell is a reporter covering initial public offerings and capital markets for the Wall Street Journal in New York.
    She previously covered Wall Street, banking and M&A for the MoneyBeat blog.
    Prior to joining the Wall Street Journal in 2013, she worked as a reporter at various publications, including Forbes and CNNMoney.
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    • 40 min
    Richard Leider on Growing into Yourself with Age

    Richard Leider on Growing into Yourself with Age

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Richard Leider, the author of "Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?: The Path of Purposeful Aging", to discuss the empowerment and opportunities that come with ageing.
    Internationally bestselling author, coach, and keynote speaker, Richard has pioneered the way we answer that question. Widely viewed as a pioneer of the global purpose movement, his work is featured regularly in many media sources including PBS public television and NPR public radio. His PBS Special – The Power of Purpose – was viewed by millions of people across the U.S. He has taken his purpose message to all 50 states, Canada, and on four continents.
    Richard is the founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company, a firm created to guide individuals to live, work, and lead on purpose. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected coaches and is a contributing author to many coaching books. He is one of a select few coaches who have been invited to work with over 100,000 leaders from over 100 organizations such as AARP, Ameriprise, Ericsson, Habitat for Humanity, Mayo Clinic, Jackson Financial, National Football League, United Health Group, Sharecare, and the U.S. Dept of State.
    Along the way, Richard has written eleven books, including three best sellers, which have sold over one million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field.
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    • 33 min
    Robert Draper on the Decision to Invade Iraq

    Robert Draper on the Decision to Invade Iraq

    In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew is joined by Robert Draper, the author of "To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq", to discuss how failed intelligence and 9-11 led to the most consequential decision in the history of American foreign policy.
    Robert Draper is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and National Geographic and a correspondent to GQ. He is the author of several books, most recently the New York Times bestseller Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush. He lives in Washington, DC.
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Chud Bensonfist ,

Easy Listening

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

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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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