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: 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent nat...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Keep it from the Law? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Do you have a secret that no one else knows? Tech companies may promise to protect our data from prying eyes. But should that promise yield to law ...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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As video games gain prominence, some game creators are turning to global issues, such as poverty alleviation, international diplomacy, and combatin...

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  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. They say that the big-box retailer pushes out locally-owned businesses and mistr...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Imagine getting a check from the government every month. $600 guaranteed. It’s happening in Finland, where a pilot program is being launched to tes...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, e...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Since 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship, with oil and military and intelligence cooperation at its foundation. B...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4