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Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.

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Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.

    Zombie Economics, with Paul Krugman and Linda Yueh

    Zombie Economics, with Paul Krugman and Linda Yueh

    In this episode we are joined by Paul Krugman, Nobel prize-winning economist and author of Arguing With Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future. In a conversation with economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh, Krugman debunks what he calls ‘zombie economics’ – the great economic misconceptions of our time that just won’t die.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Social Mobility and Making It in Modern Britain, with Hashi Mohamed and Razia Iqbal

    Social Mobility and Making It in Modern Britain, with Hashi Mohamed and Razia Iqbal

    This episode is an exploration of social mobility and inequality in contemporary Britain, featuring Hashi Mohamed, author of People Like Us. Hashi came to the UK aged nine, a refugee from the Somali civil war. He attended some of the country's worst schools and was raised exclusively on state benefits. Yet today he is a successful barrister with an Oxford degree. In conversation with the BBC's Razia Iqbal, he looks back at his own experiences and asks what they can tell us about social mobility - or the lack of it - in Britain today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Trailblazers: Letters to my Younger Self

    Trailblazers: Letters to my Younger Self

    For the second installment of our Trailblazers series, Intelligence Squared has partnered with gal-dem to bring together a collection of outstanding women – and their letters – to our stage. They range from playwright Bonnie Greer and writer Afua Hirsch to footballer Eni Aluko and comedian Shappi Khorsandi. The event was chaired by BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Power of the Scrum, with JJ Sutherland and Hugo Lindgren

    The Power of the Scrum, with JJ Sutherland and Hugo Lindgren

    In this episode, we are joined by JJ Sutherland, the business expert and author of The Scrum Fieldbook. In conversation with the journalist Hugo Lindgren, he explores his ideas for how the world of business can be transformed through a set of practices known as Scrum, which focuses on rapid innovation and quick-fire decision-making, and has immediate relevance for every organisation on Earth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Debate: There’s Not Much Great About Britain

    Debate: There’s Not Much Great About Britain

    In this episode, our panel of top speakers battle it out over whether Brits should be proud or ashamed of their country. Is the phrase 'Great Britain' an oxymoron, or is Britain one of the world's most free, open and tolerant societies, therefore making it the best place to live in the world? Listen to this debate, hear the arguments and make up your mind. 


    Arguing in favour of the motion There's Not Much Great About Britain were Peter Hitchens, columnist for the Mail on Sunday, author and broadcaster; and Will Self, novelist, broadcaster and literary critic.


    Arguing against the motion were Kate Hoey, former Labour MP for Vauxhall; and Sayeeda Warsi, Conservative member of the House of Lords.


    The debate was chaired by Anthony Seldon, historian and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The 'Desk Killers' of History, with Dan Gretton and Ros Urwin

    The 'Desk Killers' of History, with Dan Gretton and Ros Urwin

    In this episode we are joined by Dan Gretton, the author of I You We Them: Journeys Beyond Evil: The Desk Killer in History and Today. In an interview with Ros Urwin of The Sunday Times, he explores the psychology behind some of the least visible perpetrators of crimes against humanity in history — the banal and bureaucratic ‘desk killers’ who ordered and directed some of the worst atrocities of the last two hundred years.


    In the second half of the episode Dan Gretton makes reference to a map of the Auschwitz chemical plant, which can be seen here: http://bit.ly/3aNZZc7. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 59 min

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