Intelligence Squared U.S.

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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.

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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Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scr...

Bought by KUNM, NPR Illinois, KTSW 89.9, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Soul? , Credit: In
Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scr...

Bought by WCBU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and KCPW


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Will Progressive Populism Save the Democratic Party? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Is embracing progressive populism the key to leading the Democratic party out of the political wilderness? Or should the left champion centrist pol...

Bought by NPR Illinois


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What will save, U.S. health care? Some argue that the bargaining power and data competencies of retailers entering into the healthcare business wil...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KUNM, and WUTC


  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Unresolved: Trump & U.S. National Security, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons ...

Bought by WGCU, Prairie Public, and KCPW


  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Has Globalization Undermined the American Working Class?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
In the U.S., jobs are disappearing. From construction zones to clerical offices to coal mines, the American working class is losing ground. Is glob...

Bought by WGCU, Prairie Public, KCPW, Interlochen Public Radio, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Is Social Media Good For Democracy?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Critics argue that social media deepens political divisions and erodes trust in the democratic process. Will the power of social media be used as a...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WGCU, Prairie Public, Interlochen Public Radio, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Deeply rooted in social justice movements of the past, safe spaces promise a reprieve from bigotry and oppression by allowing today’s students – th...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, NPR Illinois, WGCU, and KCPW


  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and bey...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, Prairie Public, WNYC, and KUNM


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in th...

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  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Will all of the recent goodwill gestures between North and South Korea lead to the one thing Washington wants most? Can a deal be struck that denuc...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WNYC, Prairie Public, KTOO, WLPR and more


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness? The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net ...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WNYC, WLPR, New Hampshire Public Radio, KCPW and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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For many, belief in a higher power is the foundation of human consciousness and the soul of social, political, and scientific progress. Some claim,...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WNYC, WGCU, WLPR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Does Humanitarian Intervention Cause More Harm Than Good?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The international community currently faces a global refugee crisis and mass atrocities in Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, and beyond. How should the ...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, WNYC, Prairie Public, WLPR and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Have Dating Apps Killed Romance?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love. To date, more than 49 million Americans have given digital dating a try and the comp...

Bought by NPR Illinois, KTSW 89.9, WGCU, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A special three-debate economics episode, asking: Is deregulation driving the booming economy? Can the Republican tax law spur economic growth? And...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Do conservative or liberal philosophies lead to more just outcomes? Opposing moral philosophies have long fueled debate about America’s policy goal...

Bought by NPR Illinois and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Should College Athletes Be Paid? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
College sports is a big-money business, with football and basketball programs generating millions of dollars in revenue every year. While coaches a...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WLPR, WSKG, KVSC, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Is Western Democracy in Danger? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Do populist and nationalist uprisings signal Western democracy’s certain decline? Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerativ...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WSKG, Boise State Public Radio, KCPW, and WGCU


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Is the U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Criticized by patients, providers, and politicians alike, the United States healthcare system is hardly a crowd-pleaser. Is the most expensive heal...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WSKG, WGCU, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4