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.
6 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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80 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

Caption: Has the Electoral College Outlived its Usefulness? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Five American presidents — two in the last 20 years — have assumed office without winning the popular vote. As the nation gears up for another cont...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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More than a decade ago, Lehman Brothers collapsed, and the world witnessed one of the worst financial crises in global history. In January 2019, In...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and Interlochen Public Radio


  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Is the Defense Production Act Being Underutilized?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As health professionals and leaders around the nation rush to procure the supplies Americans need to combat coronavirus, we ask: Is the Defense Pro...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, and KCPW


  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, WUGA (part of GPB), Boise State Public Radio, WFAE, and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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 Prairie Public and Interlochen Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Is the Maximum Pressure Campaign Against Iran Working? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The targeted killing of General Qassim Suleimani sent shockwaves around the world and sparked staunch debate about the Trump administration's "maxi...

Bought by KCPW


  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Zionism — the belief that the Jewish people have a right to statehood in Israel — has been debated for decades. But recently, the Trump administrat...

Bought by NPR Illinois


  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Is the Two-Party System Good for Democracy?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As the nation gears up for the 2020 presidential election, we ask: Is the two-party system good for democracy? Does relying on two hugely powerful ...

Bought by WGCU, KCPW, WJCT, NPR Illinois, and KGOU


  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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For decades, the development of nuclear power has sparked staunch debate among scientists, politicians, and activists alike. Proponents claim that ...

Bought by WGCU, WJCT, NPR Illinois, and KGOU


  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Some Americans are starting to consider socialism as a viable economic and political model. Is capitalism here to stay? The debaters are John Macke...

Bought by WGCU, WGBH Radio Boston, Prairie Public, KGOU, KCPW and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9