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. 

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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.
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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.

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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.


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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...

Bought by WSKG, KUNM, and KSFR


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KUNM, KUOW, WCBE, and WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area)


  • Added: Jul 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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 Salt Lake City, KISU, and WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area)


  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Should You Love Your Enemies? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
In this special episode, Intelligence Squared U.S. host John Donvan sits down with Arthur Brooks, one of America's leading political thinkers, to d...

Bought by WRGY, Interlochen Public Radio, WGCU, Nevada Public Radio, WFAE and more


  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Solar geoengineering, an ambitious set of experiments that aim to reduce the amount of sun and heat that reaches the planet, has gained momentum in...

Bought by Prairie Public, KCPW Salt Lake City, WGCU, NPR Illinois, and KUNM


  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: All Hail The Driverless Car? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Driverless cars, also known as autonomous or self-driving vehicles, are currently in t...

Bought by WGCU, NPR Illinois, KISU, KUOW, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Former Senator Jeff Flake and the New York Times’ Bret Stephens argue the motion, “The Republican Party Should Not Re-Nominate Trump.” They face Kr...

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


  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Will Free Speech Save Social Media?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
How should the world's largest social media companies respond to a pernicious online climate, including hate speech and false content posted by use...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, KISU, NPR Illinois, and WGCU


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
President Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in tech and AI, China has plans to surp...

Bought by WSKG and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2