Andrew Keen & Kelly Weill , Keen On

Some People Will Believe Anything: Kelly Weill on Flat Earthers and other anti-scientific fundamentalists

21 Feb 2023 • 29 min • EN
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In this KEEN ON episode, Andrew talks to the author of OFF THE EDGE author Kelly Weill about Flat Earthers, conspiracy culture and why some people will believe anything. Kelly Weill, the author of OFF THE EDGE: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture and Why People Will Believe Anything (2023),  is a journalist at the Daily Beast, where she covers extremism, disinformation, and the internet. As a leading media voice on the role of online conspiracy theories in current affairs, she has discussed Flat Earth and other digital fringes on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Al Jazeera, and other national and international news outlets. She lives in New York.  Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit

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