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

Caption: Discourse Disrupters, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
4 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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72 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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What shapes us more: our DNA, or the way we’re raised? This debate, commonly recognized as “nature versus nurture,” has drawn disagreement for thou...

Bought by NPR Illinois


  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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European regulators are taking on American technology companies, including Apple, Facebook, and Google, in a big way. Is Brussels waging war agains...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Should We Replace Private Insurance With Medicare for All?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system, including scrapping priv...

Bought by Prairie Public, WCAI / WNAN, KRPS, NPR Illinois, KCPW and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Saudi Arabia and Iran are vying for regional dominance. Turkey is cozying up to Russia and China. And instability, conflict, and proxy wars have en...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, NPR Illinois, and KCPW


  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Is Recent U.S. Policy Towards China Productive?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
For decades, the U.S. has struggled to create an effective policy towards China. From trade wars to technology to Taiwan, experts disagree on wheth...

Bought by KUOW, KUNM, KCPW, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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
  • Purchases: 2
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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
  • Purchases: 3
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...

Bought by KUNM, KUOW, WCBE, and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Is the Transatlantic Relationship Irreparably Damaged?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The transatlantic relationship has been a hallmark of the liberal international order for decades and, for many, a source of global peace and stabi...

Bought by WGCU, NPR Illinois, KCPW, KISU, and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5