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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6 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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105 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: Is America Retreating from Global Leadership?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
It’s been a year of the Biden administration. And for many around the world, the question is simple: Can America still lead like it used to? Presid...

Bought by WJCT, Spokane Public Radio, WRGY, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Is Amazon Good for Small Business?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
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 KTNA, WGCU, Spokane Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WJCT and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Agree to Disagree: Meritocracy, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The hereditary lottery, in many democracies, has effectively been replaced by a system in which talent, grit, and ability are meant to determine su...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WGCU, WGUC/ WVXU, Interlochen Public Radio, Capital Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Is Cancel Culture Toxic? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
You know the drill. Someone does, or says, something offensive. A public backlash -- typically on Twitter -- ensues. Then come the calls to "cancel...

Bought by WRGY, Prairie Public, WJCT, Spokane Public Radio, KUNM and more


  • Added: Nov 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Are Booster Shots Unethical? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The boosters are rolling out. In places likes the U.S., Britain, and Israel, authorities are providing additional Covid-19 vaccines with the goal o...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., Hawaii Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Nine justices hold tremendous power. Advocates on the left see a Supreme Court out of touch with the electorate, obstructed by partisan interests, ...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Is the U.N. Obsolete?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As world attention descends on the United Nations General Assembly, Intelligence Squared U.S. casts a critical lens on this nearly 76-year-old glob...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Biden administration wants to spend big. Its $4.5 trillion "Build Back Better" plan includes hefty investments in infrastructure, unprecedented...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WSKG, Nevada Public Radio, KICI Iowa City, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The Taliban have won. Twenty years after the 2001 invasion, the U.S.-backed government in Kabul has fallen. The Afghan president has fled. Taliban ...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, WGUC/ WVXU, Interlochen Public Radio, WRGY and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7