Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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Intelligence Squared U.S. is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan, each episode brings together world thinkers, policy makers and journalists, two on two, arguing the pros and cons of cultural, domestic and foreign policy issues. Listeners weigh in and vote for a winning team. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains and informs. One-hour programs, monthly. 


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Hosted by Intelligence Squared U.S. moderator John Donvan, the "Agree to Disagree" series brings leading experts together to discuss an issue.

Caption: Discourse Disrupters, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Host John Donvan engages some of the sharpest minds shaping our national discourse today as part of the new Intelligence Squared U.S. radio series: Discourse Disrupters. From the academy to the media to the world of politics, these top thinkers are disrupting American discourse in bold new ways.

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Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates on the day’s most pressing issues. This award-winning series has produced more than 100 debates with topics ranging from the death penalty and GM foods, to the Middle East and same-sex marriage.


Caption: Who Gets Vaccinated First? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As the first rounds of the Covid-19 vaccines become available, a growing debate has emerged as to who should get it first. It’s a profound debate w...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Do Genes Affect Your Vote? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Were you an adventurous baby? Or were you risk averse? According to Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist who studies genopolitics, your a...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Are Identity Politics A Way To Win?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The public and pundits alike are still processing the most recent election, but this much we know: 2020 marks the most diverse Congress in American...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Should We Stop Worrying About National Deficits?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Governments around the world have spent unprecedented sums to combat the economic impacts of coronavirus. In the U.S., the national deficit surpass...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Is a U.S.-China Space Race Good for Humanity? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Nearly 70 years ago, the Space Race galvanized international support for scientific achievement and ushered in a new era of technological advanceme...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Is it Time to Redistribute Wealth? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Economic inequality has become a linchpin of modern politics. As nations around the world face a reckoning on racial and social justice and work to...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Should we defund the police? Do police unions do more harm than good? And has policing become too militarized? Staged in our “Unresolved” format, t...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Discourse Disrupters: Conversation with Newt Minow, Credit: Discourse Disrupters from Intelligence Squared U.S.
What does the father of American presidential debate think about modern electoral politics? In this episode, Newt Minow offers a first-hand account...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Should Washington Break Up Big Tech?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As the internet giants face more probes from the FCC, DOJ, and a host of state attorneys general, some are calling this big tech’s “big tobacco mom...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio and WLPR

  • Added: Aug 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Is Nationalism a Force for Good?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
From Brexit to “America First,” Modi in India, Erdoğan in Turkey, and Bolsonaro in Brazil, nationalism – or allegiance to a nation-state over other...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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