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Join Andrew Keen as he travels around the globe investigating the contemporary crisis of democracy. Hear from the world’s most informed citizens about the rise of populism, authoritarian and illiberal democracy. Listen to Keen’s commentary on and solutions to this crisis of democracy.

Andrew Keen


    • Nov 29, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 556 EPISODES

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    Thibault Manekin on Daring to Change the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 42:13

    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. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jason Miklian on Crisis Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 40:22

    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). Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Patrick Dean on Climbing America's Wildest Peak

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 36:19

    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. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jordan Salama on Journeying Colombia's Magdalena River

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 38:45

    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. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Roderick Beaton on the Greek Revolution of 1821

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 51:26

    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. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sam Quinones on Synthetic Drugs in America

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 46:14


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Sam Quinones, the author of “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth”. Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Keeda Haynes on Her Journey from Prison to Politics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:13

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Keeda Haynes, the author of “Bending the Arc: My Journey from Prison to Politics”. Keeda Haynes supports state and local advocates advancing sentencing reforms and challenging collateral consequences, with a focus on state campaigns to restore voting rights to all justice-involved people. She is also an experienced criminal defense attorney and formerly incarcerated advocate. In 2020, Haynes ran for Congress for the 5th district in Tennessee. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kyla Schuller on the Trouble with White Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:33

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Kyla Schuller, the author of "The Trouble With White Women: A Counterhistory of Feminism". Kyla Schuller is Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University--New Brunswick, where she investigates the intersections between race, gender, sexuality, and the life sciences in U.S. culture. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Gaurav Bhatnagar on How to Manage Fear in the Workplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 37:10

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Gaurav Bhatnagar, the author of “Unfear: Transform Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Well-Being”, to explain how to reframe your—and your employees'—relationship with fear and anxiety to create a learning culture of engaged workers at the top of their game. Gaurav Bhatnagar is the founder of Co-Creation Partners and has dedicated more than two decades to helping organizations thrive and achieve breakthrough performance. He has designed and led programs and workshops for private, public, and social-sector clients across multiple industries, including financial services, basic materials, manufacturing, health care, and technology. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Aviva Chomsky on Why Climate Justice Is Just As Important as Science

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 42:37


    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 Aviva Chomsky, the author of the forthcoming book Is Science Enough?: Forty Critical Questions About Climate Justice, to discuss why social, racial, and economic justice is just as crucial as science in determining how humans can reverse climate catastrophe. Find more Keen On episodes and additional videos on Lit Hub's YouTube Channel!   ________________________ Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and the coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. She has been active in the Latin American solidarity and immigrants' rights movements for over 30 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Nick Ochsner on the Country's Greatest Electoral Fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 42:33


    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 joinedby Nick Ochsner, the author of The Vote Collectors: The True Story of the Scamsters, Politicians, and Preachers behind the Nation's Greatest Electoral Fraud, to tell the story of the political shenanigans in Bladen County that exposes the shocking vulnerability of local elections and explains why our present systems are powerless to monitor and prevent fraud. Find more Keen On episodes and additional videos on Lit Hub's YouTube Channel!   ________________________ Nick Ochsner is the Chief Investigative Reporter at WBTV, the CBS station in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Kevin Birmingham on How Dostoevsky Came to Write Crime and Punishment

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 45:41

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Kevin Birmingham, the author of “The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece”, to tell the story of how Dostoevsky came to write "Crime and Punishment". Kevin Birmingham is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Most Dangerous Book, which won the PEN New England Award and the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism. He has been named a Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he received his Ph.D. in English from Harvard. His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Book Review and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    William Deresiewicz on an Alternative Anthropogeny

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 39:26


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by William Deresiewicz to discuss David Wengrow and the late David Graeber's alternative take on anthropology, "The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity". William Deresiewicz is an award-winning author, essayist and critic, as well as being a frequent public speaker. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez on the Literary Power of Blues-Fueled Songwriting

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 52:36

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez, the co-authors of “Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry”, to examine the development of a relatively new literary genre rooted in Blues music and dubbed by the authors as “poetic song verse.” Dr. Ernest Suarez's main area of interest is American literature, particularly the literature of the American South, and his most recent work centers on how poetry, blues, and rock intersected to usher in a new era of verse composition in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mike Mattison is an American musician and vocalist of the Grammy Award-winning blues rock/soul group, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as lead vocalist and co-founder of the blues rock trio Scrapomatic. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kamal Al-Solaylee on Why We Go Back to Where We Come From

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 40:05


    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 Kamal Al-Solaylee, the author of Return: Why We Go Back to Where We Come From, to share the perspectives of those who have chosen to or long to return to their homelands. ________________________ Kamal Al-Solaylee is an award-winning and national bestselling author. He also holds a Ph.D. in English and is Director of the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Paul Cartledge on the Forgotten Greek City that Shaped Modern Civilization

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:10


    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 Paul Cartledge, the author of Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece, to tell the story of a city which changed the ancient world and which deserves to be remembered by the modern. ________________________ Paul Cartledge is A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the Faculty of Classics, where he taught from 1979 to 2014. He co-edits a monograph series, sits on the editorial boards of three learned journals, and serves as consultant in ancient history to publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and an Honorary Citizen of Sparta, Greece, and holds the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour awarded by the President of the Hellenic Republic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Caroline Chambers on Substack and Alternative Forms of Publishing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 37:57


    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 Caroline Chambers, the author of Just Married: A Cookbook for Newlyweds, to discuss how she has explored alternative forms of publishing and how writers can create independently-owned income streams. Caroline Chambers is a recipe developer, food writer and author. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Bob Spitz on Led Zeppelin

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 34:45


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Bob Spitz, the author of “Led Zeppelin: The Biography”, to give the authoritative account of the group many call the greatest rock band of all time, arguably the most successful, and certainly one of the most notorious. Bob Spitz is an award-winning author and New York Times bestseller who has also represented Bruce Springsteen and Elton John in several capacities. His articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Tom Clavin on the Imprisoned Airmen of Buchenwald

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 34:09

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Tom Clavin, the author of “Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival”, to tell the story of an American fighter pilot doomed to die in Buchenwald but determined to survive. Tom Clavin is a bestselling author of 18 nonfiction books on American and military history, sports, and entertainment. He previously worked as a newspaper editor and writer, including for the New York Times for 15 years, and as a writer for such magazines as Smithsonian and Men's Journal. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb on Four Women Philosophers who Broke the Mold

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 43:09


    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 Benjamin J.B. Lipscomb, the author of The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics, to discuss the fascinating history of four women philosophers who shaped the intellectual history of the 20th century. ________________________ Linda Greenhouse, the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, writes about the Supreme Court and the law. She reported on the Supreme Court for The New York Times from 1978 to 2008 and currently teaches at Yale Law School. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Linda Greenhouse on the Supreme Court vs. Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 33:12


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Linda Greenhouse, the author of “Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months that Transformed the Supreme Court”, to ponder a fundamental question relevant to all Americans: Is this still John Roberts's Supreme Court, or does it now belong to Donald Trump? Linda Greenhouse, the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, writes about the Supreme Court and the law. She reported on the Supreme Court for The New York Times from 1978 to 2008 and currently teaches at Yale Law School. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Ruben Gallego on the Fate of Lima Company During and After Iraq

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 31:49

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Ruben Gallego, the author of “They Called Us "Lucky": The Life and Afterlife of the Iraq War's Hardest Hit Unit”, to reflect on the eternal bonds forged between the Marines of Lima Company, the hardest-hit unit of the Iraq War. Congressman Ruben Gallego represents the 7th District of Arizona, including parts of Phoenix, Glendale, and Tolleson, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Representative Gallego is a Marine Corps combat veteran, a lifelong community leader, and the son of Hispanic immigrants. He was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Harvard University. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen on the History of Libraries

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 51:59

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, the co-authors of “The Library: A Fragile History”, to discuss the history of libraries and the people who built them, from the ancient world to the digital age. Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at St Andrews University, where he directs the Universal Short Title Catalogue, a database of information about all books published before 1650. A leading expert on the history of book and media transformations, Pettegree is the award-winning author of several books on the subject. Arthur der Weduwen is a writer, historian and postdoctoral fellow at the University of St Andrews. He is interested in cultural and political history, especially that of the early modern period (c. 1500-1800). Arthur's research focusses on the history of news, books, libraries, communication and politics. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Omar Mouallem on the Unknown History of Islam Across the Americas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 42:33


    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 Omar Mouallem, the author of Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas, to reveal a secret history of home and the struggle for belonging taking place in towns and cities across the Americas. Omar Mouallem is a writer, journalist, editor, filmmaker, commentator, educator, and small-business owner. He has worked for such outlets as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, CBC TV, and The Guardian, and have appeared on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and other networks. In 2020, he created Pandemic University “Pop-up” School of Writing to support writers and journalists stiffed by the COVID-19 pandemic fallout. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Ben Wilson on the Invention of the City

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 45:51

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Ben Wilson, the author of “Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention”, to demonstrate that the story of human civilization is the story of cities, as well as to retrace how urban living sparked humankind's greatest innovations. Ben Wilson is an award-winning author and has also consulted for various TV history programs and appeared on TV and on national radio in the U.S., UK, and Ireland. He has written for The Spectator, The Literary Review, The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman, Men's Health, The Guardian Online, and GQ. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Theodore R. Johnson on Racism and America's Broken Promises

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 40:14

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Theodore R. Johnson, the author of “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America”, to discuss why racism is a structural crime of the state and how recognizing that a color-conscious society—not a color-blind one—is the true fulfillment of the American Promise. Theodore R. Johnson is the director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. His work explores the role that race plays in electoral politics, issue framing, and disparities in policy outcomes. Previously, he was a national fellow at New America and a research manager at Deloitte. He is also a retired commander in the U.S. Navy following a two-decade career that included service as a White House fellow, military professor at the U.S. Naval War College, and speechwriter to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Celine-Marie Pascale on America's Deep Economic and Moral Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 35:27


    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 Celine-Marie Pascale, the author of Living on the Edge: When Hard Times Become a Way of Life, to discuss what daily life looks like in economically stressed communities. . Find more Keen On episodes and additional videos on Lit Hub's YouTube Channel!   ________________________ Celine–Marie Pascale is a leading scholar in the field of language and society. Her research examines how language and representation are used to create and normalize systemic inequalities. Pascale's scholarship on the relationship between systems of signification and social/economic inequalities has been acknowledged with national and international awards for uniquely important contributions to the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Chris Matthews on His American Political Odyssey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 37:16


    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 Chris Matthews, the author of This Country: My Life in Politics and History, to showcase the grand arc of the American story through one life dedicated to its politics. This interview was done in collaboration with the Miami Book Fair. Chris Matthews is just one of the many hundreds of authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation's largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. From Sunday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 21, new author conversations will be live-streamed, and made available for free on demand at miamibookfaironline.com. Please visit miamibookfair.com for more information, or follow MBF at @miamibookfair. Find more Keen On episodes and additional videos on Lit Hub's YouTube Channel!   ________________________ Chris Matthews is a retired American political commentator, talk show host, and author. Matthews hosted his weeknight hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, on America's Talking and later on MSNBC, from 1997 until March 2, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Sandro Galea on Preventing the Next Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 37:07

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Sandro Galea, the author of “The Contagion Next Time”, to discuss how investing in the healthiest population possible is literally an act of national security against a future pandemic. Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is past chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Joanna Chiu on the Human Cost of China's Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 41:20

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Joanna Chiu, the author of “China Unbound: A New World Disorder”, to discuss the backdrop of toxic diplomacy, human rights abuses and foreign interference seen in a "booming" China today. Joanna Chiu is senior journalist for the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper. As a globally-recognized authority on China, Chiu is a commentator for international broadcast media and was previously based for seven years in Beijing and in Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stan Cox on Fixing Politics in Order to Fix the Planet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 37:21

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Stan Cox, the author of “The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic”, to discuss how a healthy, just, sustainable future is possible if we reduce our ecological footprint and share the earth's gifts equitably. Stan Cox began his career in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is now the Ecosphere Studies Research Fellow at the Land Institute. His writing about the economic and political roots of the global ecological crisis have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Denver Post, Kansas City Star, Arizona Republic, The New Republic, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Salon, and Dissent, and in local publications spanning 43 U.S. states. In 2012,The Atlantic named Cox their "Readers' Choice Brave Thinker" for his critique of air conditioning. He is based in Salina, Kansas and sits on the editorial board of Green Social Thought. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Peter T. Coleman on Life Beyond Trivial Divisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 39:54

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Peter T. Coleman, the author of “The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization”, to discuss why we are stuck in our current cultural riptide and what we can do to find our way out. Peter T. Coleman is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman directs the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), is founding director of the Institute for Psychological Science and Practice (IPSP), and is co-executive director of Columbia University's Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bill Burnett on Transforming Your Work Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 38:24


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Bill Burnett, the author of “Designing Your New Work Life”, to discuss how design thinking can transform our present job, and how it can improve our experience of work in times of disruption. Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He directs the undergraduate and graduate program in design at Stanford, both interdepartmental programs between the Mechanical Engineering department and the Art department. He got his BS and MS in Product Design at Stanford and has worked professionally on a wide variety of projects ranging from award-winning Apple PowerBooks to the original Hasbro Star Wars action figures. He holds a number of mechanical and design patents, and design awards for a variety of products including the first “slate” computer. In addition to his duties at Stanford, he is a on the Board of VOZ a social responsible high fashion startup and advises several Internet start-up companies. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Jonathan Reisman M.D. on the Secrets of the Human Body

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 42:09

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Jonathan Reisman M.D., the author of “The Unseen Body: A Doctor's Journey Through the Hidden Wonders of Human Anatomy”, to discuss the human body and reveal medical stories about our insides that have uniquely our perspectives on life, culture and the natural world. Jonathan Reisman M.D. is an internist and pediatrician, naturalist, adventure traveler, forager, foodie and teacher of wilderness survival and prehistoric crafts. He has practiced medicine in some of the world's most remote places - in the Alaska and Russian Arctic, in Antarctica, at high-altitude in the Nepali Himalayas, in the urban slums of Kolkata, India, and among the Oglala Sioux in South Dakota. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and Discover Magazine. He runs a non-profit called "Calcutta Rescue USA" dedicated to improving healthcare and education for some of the poorest people in Kolkata. He also is co-creator of the anatomy-based dinner series Anatomy Eats. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ian Rosenberg on Understanding Contemporary Free Speech Issues in America

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 37:12

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Ian Rosenberg, the author of “The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms ”, to discuss combating authoritarianism, protecting our democracy, and bringing an understanding of free speech law to all. Ian Rosenberg has over twenty years of experience as a media lawyer, and has worked as legal counsel for ABC News since 2003. A graduate of Cornell Law School, he is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and teaches media law at Brooklyn College. He is the author of The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms (NYU Press 2021). Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Introducing Smoke Screen: The Sellout

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 11:06

    Jose Huizar grew up in Boyle Heights – a working-class Latinx neighborhood in L.A. Eventually, he became their councilperson. And, for the most part, people trusted Huizar... until the day the FBI raided his home and offices, looking for evidence of corruption. The Feds would go on to say that Huizar led a criminal enterprise based in city hall. He stands accused of taking bribes from luxury developers as his constituents were displaced from their homes. This season of Smoke Screen is a collaboration with grassroots media organization L.A. TACO. In this 9-part investigative series, journalist and host Mariah Castañeda investigates how Huizar got the power to do what he did, and how the community that raised him paid the price. Listen to the first two episodes now. New episodes drop every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brendan Borrell on the Inside Story of Operation Warp Speed

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 36:04

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Brendan Borrell, the author of “The First Shots: The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine”, to discuss the quest that has so far taken place to end the pandemic, from its discovery to the creation and rollout of vaccines. Brendan Borrell is a correspondent for Outside magazine and his work regularly appears in other publications, including The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Brendan grew up in Texas, went to college in California, and spent six years catching frogs, snakes, and bees in Central America while completing his Ph.D. in biology. Now, he often writes about people and their sometimes strange and often surprising relationships with nature. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pamela Paul on What We've Lost to the Internet

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 42:04


    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 Pamela Paul, the author of 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet, to look back on the world before cyberspace—from voicemails and blind dates to punctuation and civility. Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees all books coverage at The New York Times. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast for The Times. She is the author and editor of seven books: Rectangle Time (out now), How to Raise a Reader (co-author), My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pornified, Parenting, Inc., and By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    William Souder on the Life and Work of John Steinbeck

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 37:12


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by William Souder, the author of “Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck”, to discuss the life of America's most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression, John Steinbeck. William Souder is an award-winning journalist and is the author of three books: Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, A Plague of Frogs (Hyperion, 2000), which follows the investigation of outbreaks of deformed frogs across North America, and On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson (Crown, 2012), which was published on the 50th anniversary of Carson's Silent Spring and was a New York Times notable book of 2012. He lives in Grant, Minnesota. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Margaret D. Jacobs on Our Troubled History of Injustice to Indigenous People

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 32:22

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Margaret D. Jacobs, the author of “After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands”, to confront the harsh truth that the United States was founded on the violent dispossession of Indigenous people and asks what reconciliation might mean in light of this haunted history. Margaret D. Jacobs is professor of history and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her books include White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880–1940. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    W. Ralph Eubanks on a Journey Through the Literary History of Mississippi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 36:58


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by W. Ralph Eubanks, the author of “A Place Like Mississippi”, to discuss how the South has produced some of America's most celebrated authors, and no state more so than Mississippi W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of A Place Like Mississippi, which will be released on March 16, 2021 by Timber Press. A Place Like Mississippi takes readers on a complete tour of the real and imagined landscapes that have inspired generations of authors. This is a book that honors and explores the landscape of Mississippi—and the Magnolia State's history—and reveals the many ways this landscape has informed the work of some of America's most treasured authors.  Eubanks is the author of two other books: Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past (Basic Books) and The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South (HarperCollins). Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley named Ever is a Long Time as one of the best nonfiction books of 2003. Richard Ford wrote that The House at the End of the Road  “finds its truth in between conventional wisdom and sociological presumption, in between lies and faulty history. It is a story of race, of family, of place itself, and it tells us that compassion and the stirring force of individual human endeavor finally mean more than anything.”  Eubanks has contributed articles to the Washington Post Outlook and Style sections, WIRED, The Hedgehog Review,The Wall Street Journal, The American Scholar, The New Yorker, and National Public Radio. A graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (M.A., English Language and Literature), he is a recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and has been a fellow at the New America Foundation. Ralph lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three children. From 1995 to 2013 he was director of publishing for the Library of Congress and is the former editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Currently he is the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Josh Cohen on a Literary Guide to Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 40:38

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Josh Cohen, the author of “How to Live. What to Do: In Search of Ourselves in Life and Literature”, to explore a new way for us to understand ourselves from the perspective of iconic and historical fictional characters. Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of books and articles on modern literature, cultural theory and psychoanalysis. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sebastian Junger on Freedom vs. Community

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 34:50


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Sebastian Junger, the author of “Freedom”, to discuss the very human conflict between desiring self-reliance and our utter dependence on community. This interview was done in collaboration with the Miami Book Fair, which takes place on November 14-21, 2021. See the full lineup here. Sebastian Junger is a New York Times Bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News. His debut film "Restrepo" was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Ethan Lou on Crypto and the Bitcoin Boom

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 32:39

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Ethan Lou, the author of “Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West”, to go on an epic quest through the proverbial cryptocurrency Wild West. Ethan Lou is a journalist and author. He writes a column in the Financial Post and also in publications around the world, including the Guardian and the Washington Post. Ethan was an early investor in Bitcoin. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Armand D'Angour on What We Can Learn About Creative Thinking From the Ancient Greeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 37:16

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Armand D'Angour, the translator and editor of the new collection, "How to Innovate: An Ancient Guide to Creative Thinking," to discuss what we can learn about fostering innovation and creative thinking from some of the most inventive people of all times—the ancient Greeks. Armand D'Angour is professor of classics and a fellow of Jesus College at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher and The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience. He has lectured widely on innovation at business schools and he managed a family manufacturing business before becoming a classics professor. He lives in London.  Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Michael Lenox on "Decarbonizing" the Global Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 37:00

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Michael Lenox, the author of “The Decarbonization Imperative: Transforming the Global Economy by 2050”, to examine the clean technologies with the best chance of disrupting the status quo and the policy actions needed to accelerate their adoption. Michael Lenox is an American strategist and professor of business administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia, particularly known for his work on business strategy, technology strategy, corporate sustainability and industry self-regulation. Lenox was also a visiting professor at Oxford University, Harvard University and Stanford University. He is a contributor at Forbes magazine. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Myisha Cherry on Anger as a Tool for Defeating Racism

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 33:01

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Myisha Cherry, the author of “The Case for Rage: Why Anger is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle”, to discuss why anger does not deserve its bad reputation and how it can be channeled to create change. Myisha Cherry is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Her research interest lies at the intersection of moral psychology and social and political philosophy. More specifically she is interested in the role of emotions and attitudes in public life. In addition to her academic work, she has written publicly about political emotions, race, and justice for the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Salon, The Boston Review, New Philosopher, WomanKind, and the Huffington Post. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Vanessa Veselka on what the Next American Revolution Might Look Like

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 39:18

    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Vanessa Veselka, the author of “Zazen”, to tell a story of activism, police violence, and white guilt in a not so distant dystopian America. Vanessa Veselka has been at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a musician, a union organizer, and a student of paleontology. Her work appears in GQ, Bitch, The Atlantic, Tin House, Zyzzyva and Best American Essays. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jean Becker on George H.W. Bush's Life After Presidency

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 36:11


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Jean Becker, the author of "The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush's Post-Presidency", to showcase a heartfelt portrait of President George H.W. Bush—and his post-presidential life - from a confidante who knew him well. Jean Becker has been chief of staff to former President George H. W. Bush since 1994. Previously, Jean served as deputy press secretary to first lady Barbara Bush from 1989 to 1992. A former journalist, she is also a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the C-Change Cancer Board, and an ad hoc member of the advisory boards of The George Bush Presidential Library and The George Bush School of Government and Public Service. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Mary Beard on What We Can Learn from Images of Roman Autocrats

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 29:06


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Mary Beard, the author of "Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern", to discuss how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, the representation of power for more than 2,000 years. Dame Winifred Mary Beard, DBE, FSA, FBA, FRSL is an English scholar of Ancient Roman civilization. She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Newnham College, and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature. She is the classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, where she also writes a regular blog, "A Don's Life". Her frequent media appearances and sometimes controversial public statements have led to her being described as "Britain's best-known classicist". Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Vladimir Alexandrov on Boris Savinkov

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 45:37


    In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Vladimir Alexandrov, the author of “To Break Russia's Chains: Boris Savinkov and His Wars Against the Tsar and the Bolsheviks”, to shine a light on the life of Boris Savinkov, an extraordinary man who tried to change Russian and world history. Vladimir Alexandrov received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton. He taught Russian literature and culture at Harvard before moving to Yale, where he is B.E. Bensinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He is the author of The Black Russian as well as books on Bely, Nabokov, and Tolstoy, and lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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