Discourse Disrupters

Series produced by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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Discourse Disrupters 

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.

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.

American Hate & The Law
How should the American legal system cope with a new era of hate speech? Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen and New York University professor Thane Rosenbaum discuss the future and limits of free speech in America.

Reason & Risk
What happens when an economist walks into a brothel? Economist and author Allison Schrager talks with host John Donvan about how you can use reason to assess risk in your everyday life.

Science & The Economy
Can focusing on science and technology transform how Americans think about the economy and the future of the nation's working class? Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson joins John Donvan for a conversation about his new book, "Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream."

Ideas & Inspiration
How do good ideas and persuasive arguments change the world? Host John Donvan speaks with TED curator Chris Anderson about how bringing people together to share new and innovative ideas will shape our collective future.

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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.American Hate & The LawHow should the American legal system cope with a new era of hate speech? Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen and New York University professor Thane Rosenbaum discuss the future and limits of free speech in America.Reason & Risk What happens when an economist walks into a brothel? Economist and author Allison Schrager talks with host John Donvan about how you can use reason to assess risk in your everyday life.Science & The EconomyCan focusing on science and technology... Show full description


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Caption: American Hate & The Law, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
How should the American legal system cope with a new era of hate speech? In this episode, host John Donvan sits down two top legal minds thinking a...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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What happens when an economist walks into a brothel? In this episode, economist and author Allison Schrager talks with host John Donvan about her n...

Bought by WSKG, KUNM, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Science & The Economy, Credit: Discourse Disrupters from Intelligence Squared U.S.
Can focusing on science and technology transform how Americans think about the economy and the future of the nation's working class? Former IMF chi...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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How do good ideas and persuasive arguments change the world? In this episode, host John Donvan speaks with TED curator Chris Anderson about how bri...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Why Are We So Polarized?, Credit: Discourse Disrupters from Intelligence Squared U.S.
Is the American political system broken? In his new book, Ezra Klein argues that the system isn't malfunctioning, it's doing exactly what it was de...

Bought by WHYY, WGCU, Prairie Public, and Interlochen Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, the World Health Organization is warning of the spread of something else – an information epidemic or...

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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