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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11 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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112 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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The dangers of climate change are “no longer over the horizon.” Humanity may soon pass the “point of no return.” These are the phrases U.N. Secreta...

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What's it take to debate like a champion? How can you engage so that people will listen? How can you listen actively, and respond in good faith? A...

Bought by WLRN


  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Psychedelics, in medical terms, is an inexact category of drugs that affect perceptions and cognition. Their proponents say psychedelics should be ...

Bought by KUNM and KCPW Salt Lake City


  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tesla vehicle sales are, well … electric. The company posted $5.5 billion in 2021 profits, roughly six times its previous year earnings. Globally,...

Bought by KUNM and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Supreme Court is poised to make a decision so controversial that even a leaked draft majority opinion can send shockwaves across the nation. In...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., Wyoming Public Radio, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In a modern-day battle of David and Goliath on Wall Street, thousands of amateur retail investors banded together to bid up stocks in a handful of ...

  • Added: May 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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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 KUNM, WGCU, WSKG, KCPW Salt Lake City, Wyoming Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The hallmark of a productive debate is not persuasion, but insight. So says Adam Grant in this wide-ranging conversation with John Donvan and Intel...

Bought by WSKG, WGCU, WRGY, KCPW Salt Lake City, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Apr 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Are Big Cities Past Their Prime? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
New York. Los Angeles. Boston. San Francisco. With mega populations, these urban hubs have long reigned as the nation's economic, social, and cultu...

Bought by WSKG, KUNM, WGCU, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WFCR and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Agree-to-Disagree: Ukraine, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As escalation ratchets higher between Russia and the west over Ukraine, Intelligence Squared U.S. examines a core question: Is confrontation with R...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio and WFCR


  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2