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

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21 Pieces

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.
7 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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119 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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An affirmative action battle is again playing out at the highest levels, only this time with Asian Americans at the center of the controversy. At t...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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The age of “information disorder” is upon us. Deep fakes, false political narratives, and flawed COVID rumors are all rampant online, threatening ...

Bought by KQED and KUNM


  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The fate of Taiwan is uncertain. As a revanchist China builds up forces near the island, the Biden administration is warning Beijing against an inv...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Though primary elections may seem integral to the U.S. political system, they are actually a relatively new phenomenon. In fact, they’re not even m...

Bought by Prairie Public, Key Radio KEYK 89.3 FM, and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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How does one balance two important, though at times competing, public interests? In this case, it’s the need to hold public officials accountable ...

Bought by WFAE and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Unions may be on the verge of a resurgence. After decades of decline, workers are organizing at well-known companies, like Starbucks, Amazon, and G...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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With cyber threats and ransomware on the rise globally, the Biden administration has enlisted America’s tech titans to help blunt their effects. Am...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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A genetic disease runs in your family. Your doctor tells you that, should you wish to have a child, that child is likely to also carry the disease....

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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It turns out your favorite artist is a monster. Say they committed murder, advocated genocide, or engaged in some other act so outside the scope of...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Amazon has come a long way since online book sales. In fact, when it comes to revenue, Jeff Bezos’ creation is the world’s biggest internet-based c...

Bought by WFAE, KUNM, and KZYX


  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3