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

    Neal Stephenson Reacts to the Metaverse and Global Warming

    Neal Stephenson Reacts to the Metaverse and Global Warming

    On today's episode, Andrew Keen talks to author Neal Stephenson about his latest book, Termination Shock, his response to global warming, and his reaction to the Metaverse.
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    • 33 min
    Thibault Manekin on Daring to Change the World

    Thibault Manekin on Daring to Change the World

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Thibault Manekin, the author of “Larger Than Yourself: Reimagine Industries, Lead with Purpose & Grow Ideas into Movements”.
    Thibault Manekin is the co-founder of Baltimore-based real estate company Seawall. Seawall's mission is to help improve communities by breathing a new life back into forgotten old historic buildings while at the same time filling them with people who in their everyday lives are making cities better places.
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    • 42 min
    Jason Miklian on Crisis Management

    Jason Miklian on Crisis Management

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Jason Miklian to discuss how business leaders can ensure that their companies are confident, nimble, and successful over the coming decades, instead of being timid and unprofitable.
    Jason Miklian is a researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo, exploring the arenas where conflict and commerce meet. Miklian has written for or been cited in an expert capacity by the New York Times, the BBC, the Economist, Agence France-Presse, Foreign Policy, France 24, NRK (Norway), The Hindu (India), and National Public Radio (New York).
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    • 40 min
    Patrick Dean on Climbing America's Wildest Peak

    Patrick Dean on Climbing America's Wildest Peak

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Patrick Dean, the author of “A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali - America's Wildest Peak”.
    Patrick Dean has written speeches for Congressional candidates, taught inner-city high-school English, and earned a master’s degree in theology. Patrick has been a free-lance writer, social-media content creator, and website designer. He is also the executive director of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a walking and cycling trail on a former railroad bed.
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    • 36 min
    Jordan Salama on Journeying Colombia’s Magdalena River

    Jordan Salama on Journeying Colombia’s Magdalena River

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Jordan Salama, the author of “Every Day the River Changes: Four Weeks Down the Magdalena”.
    Jordan Salama has written essays on climate change, letter-writing, and American Jewish life for The New York Times, tracked down Syrian traveling salesmen in the Andes, covered Lionel Messi and the Argentina national soccer team during the 2016 Copa América, and produced a radio feature about a cross-country railroad trip that appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. You can find his writing in The New York Times, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Scientific American, and more.
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    • 42 min
    Roderick Beaton on the Greek Revolution of 1821

    Roderick Beaton on the Greek Revolution of 1821

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Roderick Beaton, the author of “Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation”, to discuss the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821.
    Roderick Beaton is a record-breaking four-time winner of the Runciman Award, and his books have been shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Cundill History Prize. For thirty years until his retirement he held the Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London, and is now Emeritus.
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Chud Bensonfist ,

Easy Listening

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

'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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