Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared

The Power of Ethics, with Susan Liautaud and Josh Lowe

In this week's episode ethics expert Susan Liautaud speaks to journalist and writer about how we can make...

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Can Joe Biden Heal America?

On January 20 Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. But as the storming of the...

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Populista! The Rise of Latin America's Strongman, with Will Grant and Mark Mardell

For more than six decades, Fidel Castro's words have echoed through the politics of Latin America. His...

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David Epstein On Why Generalists Are More Successful Than Specialists

Studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, David Epstein...

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Intelligence Squared Recommends – Power: The Maxwells

For today's episode we have something a little different for you. We wanted to introduce you to a new podcast we...

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Trump, Brexit and the Direction of 2021, with Will Davies and Matt Goodwin

2021 is already set to be a monumental year. On January 1 Britain finally Brexited with a deal. On January 20 Joe...

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How to Make the World Add Up, with Tim Harford

This episode was recorded in September 2020. 'The undercover economist' and Numbers and economics guru...

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Reform and Repression in Saudi Arabia, with Madawi Al- Rasheed and Jeremy Bowen

In 2018 journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi regime operatives, shocking the world and drawing widespread...

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Otegha Uwagba and Mariel Richards on Navigating Whiteness

In November 2020 author and podcaster Otegha Uwagba came to Intelligence Squared to discuss her new book, Whites: On...

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Christmas Special: Dan Goleman on Emotional Intelligence with Manveen Rana

No speaker in the history of Intelligence Squared has generated as many YouTube views as Daniel Goleman. His...

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The Art of Rest, with Claudia Hammond and Helen Czerski

The pandemic of 2020 has turned our lives upside down. Home working and homeschooling have become the norm for...

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Alicia Garza on Creating Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls ‘a love letter to Black...

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Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Fall of WeWork

In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to make the workplace cool. In episode one of Intelligence...

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Philosophy in the Age of Covid-19, with Eric Weiner and Danielle Sands

In this week's episode Eric Weiner speaks to Danielle Sands about what philosophy can teach us in the age of...

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Debate: Cats vs Dogs, with John Gray and Will Self

It’s the issue that’s more divisive than Brexit, more polarising than politics. The world is full of...

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COVID-19 and The Vaccine: A Shot of Hope and A Return to Normal?

The world had been waiting for the news and on November 9 it finally came: a vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech...

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Debate: It’s Time for the West to Get Tough with China

In December 2020 we were joined by British Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, who argued that we need to prevent a...

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The Powerful and the Damned, with Lionel Barber and Manveen Rana

Lionel Barber was editor of the Financial Times for the tech boom, the global financial crisis, the continuing...

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Travelling While Black, with Nanjala Nyabola and Yousra Elbagir

At this point in history we are witnessing the highest levels of migration on record. About 258 million people, or...

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Debate: Joe Biden Won't Fix the Transatlantic Relationship

This week's episode features another debate from our friends at Intelligence Squared Germany, who in...

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