Keen On

Keen On

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Is democracy dying - or shedding its industry analog skin and updating itself for our digital age?


What Did You Wish You Had More Time to Do? Tiffany Shlain on How Unplugging Can Save Society
Oct 18 • 21 min
This week, Tiffany Shlain sits down with Andrew Keen to discuss her new book, 24/6. In 24/6, Tiffany Shlain explores how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul. Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping…
Scott Galloway: Tech Companies Should Be Broken Up
Oct 11 • 31 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Scott Galloway, the bestselling author of The Four and Algebra of Happiness and New York University business professor, about what’s gone wrong in the digital economy, why breaking up the largest tech companies…
Can the Truth Win Out in the Marketplace of Ideas?
Oct 4 • 49 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Richard Stengel, author of Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It, about his experience as the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public…
How Can We Trust? Maria Ressa on the Future of Gatekeeping
Sep 27 • 34 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to journalist Maria Ressa, about the weaponization of social media, the loss of democracy as we know it, and how we can save our future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is the Age of Automation the New Industrial Revolution?
Sep 19 • 30 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Carl Benedikt Frey, the co-director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the University of Oxford and author of The Technology Trap, about the similarities between the 19th century and…
Do Oligarchs Rule the World? Jeffrey A. Winters on Wealth in Democracy
Sep 13 • 27 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Jeffrey A. Winters, the political scientist and author of Oligarchy, about the convergence of oligarchy and democracy, the complex phenomenon of Donald Trump, and the transformation of European countries…
Can Digital Innovations Improve Democracy?
Sep 6 • 40 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia, about how the invention of the World Wide Web forever changed democracy, Russian influence in the digital age, and how doing away with anonymity gives citizens…
What John Stuart Mill Can Teach Us About Democracy
Aug 30 • 38 min
Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, co-director of the Center on Children and Families, and editor-in-chief of the Social Mobility Memos blog. His research focuses on social mobility, inequality, and family change. Prior to joining…
Can Digital Activism Solve the Information Crisis?
Aug 23 • 34 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Eli Pariser, author of the iconic book The Filter Bubble and founder of Upworthy, about digital activism, the contemporary crisis of information, and why we need to build a better Internet. Learn more about your…
The Economics of Good and Evil
Aug 16 • 32 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Tomáš Sedláček, author of Economics of Good and Evil and one of Europe’s most distinguished economists, about the reinvention of democracy in our digital age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Why Too Much Information Is an Enemy of Democracy
Aug 9 • 42 min
In this episode of Keen On, Andrew talks to Pomerantsev, the author of the new book This is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality, about the Russian influence of the American election and the birth of populist ideology, how facts aren’t…
What is Behind the Rise of Populism?
Aug 2 • 27 min
Andrew talks to Catherine Fieschi, the founder and executive director of Counterpoint, a London-based consultancy on social and cultural dynamics, and the author of the new book Populocracy: The Tyranny of Authenticity and the Rise of Populism, about why…
Is Humor The Best Antidote to Tyranny?
Jul 24 • 32 min
Andrew talks to the legendary Czech diplomat, writer and human rights activist Michael Zantovksy about how to fight authoritarianism. Show Notes - http://www.ajkeen.com/podcast/episode25 Please be sure to check out DLD’s up and coming events, DLD’s…
Pivoting to the Killer-app.
Jul 4 • 31 min
Andrew talks with writer Larry Downes, the author of five books including this year’s bestselling Pivot To The Future. Best known, however, for his first book, Unleashing The Killer App, which, in 1998, sold 200,000 copies and was one of the first big…
Facebook’s Moral Crisis
Jun 25 • 37 min
The American technology journalist and impresario David Kirkpatrick is probably the world’s leading authority on the history of Facebook. The author of the 2010 best-selling Facebook Effect, over the last few years – become one of the Facebook most…
Ninja Morality: The case for technological innovation
Jun 18 • 27 min
Andrew talks to Ninja Future author Gary Shapiro about our moral obligation to unleash technological innovation on society Show Notes - http://www.ajkeen.com/podcast/episode21 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keen On The State of American Democracy
Jun 11 • 44 min
Andrew talks to noted Harvard Law School scholar Noah Feldman about the health of American democracy, populism, anti-trust law and what James Madison would think of contemporary America. http://www.ajkeen.com/podcast/episode21 Learn more about your ad…
How to Lose a Country With Turkish Author Ece Temelkuran
May 29 • 38 min
Today Andrew is talking to Turkish born author of How To Lose A Country, Ece Temelkuran. As global citizens we chat about her rejection of the parochial, cul-de-sac of identity politics and shows us how to engage in REAL democratic conversation. Learn…
Why Democracy Is a Conversation
May 21 • 34 min
Andrew talks to internet guru Jeff Jarvis about how to save democracy through turning it into a civil and civic discussion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why Democracy needs Team Human
May 14 • 38 min
Douglass Rushkoff is one of the world’s leading humanist critics of contemporary capitalism, particularly of the digital economy. In this week’s episode we chat about his latest acclaimed book is TEAM HUMAN. Full Show Notes at:…
How Globalism Is Turning Us All Into Palestinians
May 7 • 35 min
Andrew talks to Ian Bremmer, author of the bestselling Us Vs Them: The Failure of Globalism about the political crises of inequality and alienation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finally Some Good News: Democracy works in Turkey!
Apr 30 • 39 min
Andrew talks to noted Turkish political pundit Soli Ozel about democracy in Turkey. Democracy works, Ozel says. Authoritarianism may even be on the wane. Full Show Notes at: http://www.ajkeen.com/podcast/episode16 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
How to Fix the Future Nordic Style
Apr 25 • 45 min
Peter Sunde, co-founder of Pirate Bay, explains what’s gone wrong with the internet and how to fix it. Full Show Notes at: http://www.ajkeen.com/podcast/episode15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keen on Brexit
Apr 16 • 34 min
So we’ve talked a lot about Brexit in this show. But we’ve never had an entire episode focused on Brexit and its impact on British democracy and democracy in general. We need to have that conversation. And to have it. This week, we talk to Clare Fox, the…
Keen on the New Dark Age
Apr 8 • 31 min
Today we have a great conversation with James Bridle, author of THE NEW DARK AGE, about political enlightenment. Also about what the Ancient Greek did well and why they are still strongly democratic in age where some countries have already given up. Show…
Can Coders Save Democracy
Mar 28 • 42 min
Andrew chats with Clive Thompson about how technology has shaped our democracy. Clive is a journalist for The New York Times and Wired, also the Author of ‘Smarter than you think’, and his new book ‘Coders’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Exposing Surveillance Capitalism
Mar 21 • 48 min
The fight for a democratic future at the new frontier of power with Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff. Full show notes : http://ajkeen.libsyn.com/exposing-surveillance- capitalism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Keen on How to Be Evil
Mar 14 • 39 min
CNN pundit Rana Faroohar outlines how the dominant Silicon Valley platforms have undermined both democracy and capitalism and offers solutions to this crisis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keen on Global Capitalism
Feb 28 • 32 min
Martin Sorrell, one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, explains how the global capitalist system is broken and how to fix it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
KEEN ON ESTONIA, PART ONE
Feb 21 • 33 min
Former Estonian CTO, Taavi Kotka, lays out the “great choice” for 21st century digital politics: Either the central Chinese model or the decentralized Estonian one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wolf On Democracy
Feb 14 • 31 min
Martin Wolf, the Chief Economics commentator for the Financial Times newspaper and one of the world’s most acclaimed financial journalists shares how globalization might be undermining democracy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Is Media Killing Democracy?
Feb 7 • 31 min
Tom Baldwin, Author of ALT, CONTROL, DELETE: How Politics And Media Crashed Democracy, explains how both old and new media are killing democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why The Future Is Asian
Jan 31 • 21 min
Singapore based geo-strategist Parag Khanna explains why and how the 21st century will be an Asian century. And we ask what will this mean for democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cukier on Democracy
Jan 24 • 37 min
Kenn Cukier, the author of Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Work, Live and Think, explains how and why the big data revolution is undermining democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Goodhart on Democracy
Jan 17 • 34 min
David Goodhart, author of The Road To Somewhere, explains why the Somewheres versus the Everywheres is the central division in modern politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Future Of 21st Century Democracy
Jan 10 • 25 min
Betaworks CEO John Borthwick shares his wisdom about the best models of democracy in our digital age. Borthwick argues that a truly democratic digital future requires a fundamental rethink of both internet business models and the architecture of web.…
Ep:001-Welcome
Jan 6 • 2 min
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…