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. 

Series

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18 Pieces

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.
7 Pieces

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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118 Pieces

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.


Pieces

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It turns out your favorite artist is a monster. Say they committed murder, advocated genocide, or engaged in some other act so outside the scope of...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Amazon has come a long way since online book sales. In fact, when it comes to revenue, Jeff Bezos’ creation is the world’s biggest internet-based c...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For nearly three-quarters of a century, Queen Elizabeth II sat on high as Britain’s monarch. With her death, however, new momentum is building that...

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For decades, scientists around the world have dedicated their lives — and research dollars — to one question: Is there anyone else out there? In th...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Is it true that artificial intelligence will do more harm than good? Proponents say it will help us solve problems like climate change and world hu...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Last year, only 1.5 million high school students took the SAT, down from 2.2 million in the class of 2020. Covid-19 played a big role in the decisi...

Bought by WPLN - Nashville Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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You know the drill. Someone does, or says, something offensive. A public backlash -- typically on Twitter -- ensues. Then come the calls to "cancel...

Bought by KCPW Salt Lake City


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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After a series of prime-time hearings from the January 6th Committee and hundreds of charges against individuals who a participated in the events o...

Bought by KICI Iowa City and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Processed food is bad for you, right? Well, there’s more to this story. As new technologies create foods that can’t be made in home kitchens, such ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KUNM, KRPS, and WPLN - Nashville Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Facing growing discontent over the rising cost of higher education, many prominent Democrats – and some Republicans – are calling on Washington to ...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, KICI Iowa City, and WPLN - Nashville Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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