How to Fix Democracy
Interviews on democracy's past, present, and future
Host Andrew Keen interviews prominent thinkers, writers, politicians, technologists, and business leaders who enlighten and challenge us as we seek the answers to How to Fix Democracy.
Launched in January 2019, this series explores why democracy is not delivering in Europe and North America and how it can be reinvigorated. These interviews bring our audience face to face with the origins, controversies, triumphs, and failures of democracy in the 21st century. Our goal is to analyze what is wrong with democracy and spark conversations about how to fix it.
Season 4 Special Episode | Moisés Naím
On October 20, 2022, Moisés Naím joined host Andrew Keen for a live episode of How to Fix Democracy in the Bertelsmann Foundation office in Washington, DC to discuss how authoritarian leaders wield and maintain power in contemporary politics.
Season 4, Episode 11 | Larry Diamond
Author Larry Diamond joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the state of democracy in the United States post-January 6th.
Season 4, Episode 10 | Michael Thorning
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, he joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the implications for the current and upcoming voting rights legislation, as well as the need for bipartisanship in order to defend democracy in the United States.
Season 4, Episode 9 | Dana Milbank
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, Dana Milbank joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the new voices of the Republican Party, how they came to power, and whether or not the party will be forced to change. Take a listen!
Season 4, Midterm Elections Special | Rebekah Caruthers
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, Rebekah Caruthers joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the implications for the 2022 Midterm Elections and gives advice for citizens on Election Day.
Season 4, Episode 8 | Darrell M. West
“Trumpism'' has emerged as a powerful force in American political ideology since the 2016 election. In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, Darrell M. West joins host Andrew Keen to discuss how Trumpism came to be, and how it is influencing the structures of American democracy.
Season 4, Episode 7 | Dahlia Lithwick
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, Dahlia Lithwick joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the implications of the Dobbs Ruling, the decline in popularity of the U.S. Supreme Court, and whether or not the court can maintain its legitimacy moving forward.
Season 4, Episode 6 | Katherine Stewart
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, Katherine Stewart joins host Andrew Keen to discuss how religious nationalism has been cultivated by leaders on the far-right for political gain.
Season 4, Episode 5 | Cynthia Miller-Idriss
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, Dr. Miller-Idriss joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the state of American democracy today, the rise of extremism and radicalization, and strategies for curing what is seemingly irreversible polarization.
Season 4, Episode 4 | Andrea Young
In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, Andrea Young discusses the history of structural racial injustice in the United States, the need for a multicultural democracy, and the role that Georgia is playing in paving the way to a stronger democratic system in which everyone’s voice can be heard and affirmed.
Season 4, Episode 3 | Mónica Guzmán
What does it mean to engage with someone on the other side of the political aisle? Mónica Guzmán has made it her mission to answer this question and facilitate thoughtful, constructive dialogue between the political left and right in the United States. In this episode of How to Fix Democracy, she joins host Andrew Keen to discuss the dire state of the political landscape in the United States today, as well steps that we can take to fix it.
Season 4, Episode 2 | Peter Wehner and Jonathan Rauch
In the latest episode of How to Fix Democracy, Peter Wehner and Jon Rauch join host Andrew Keen to discuss the history and implications of the stark transformation undergone by the Republican Party during and after Donald Trump’s presidency. As conservative researchers, they have a unique position to observe and analyze the recent shifts in the American political right.
Season 4, Episode 1 | Cheryl Welch and Arthur Goldhammer
Host Andrew Keen kicks off Season 4 with a discussion of Tocqueville's famous observational text, "Democracy in America." Our fourth season of the podcast will focus on just that: democracy in the United States.