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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.

    An Artificial Revolution, with Ivana Bartoletti and Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    An Artificial Revolution, with Ivana Bartoletti and Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    In this week's episode world-leading privacy expert Ivana Bartoletti speaks about the reality behind the AI revolution, from the low-paid workers who train algorithms to recognise cancerous polyps, to the rise of data violence and the symbiotic relationship between AI and social media anger. She spoke to author and writer Yassmin Abdel-Maggied. To find out more about the book click here: https://amzn.to/2D8Rbl9.


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    • 42 min
    Slavoj Žižek and Shahidha Bari on Hegel in a Wired Brain

    Slavoj Žižek and Shahidha Bari on Hegel in a Wired Brain

    In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of G.W.F. Hegel, Slavoj Žižek speaks to Shahidha Bari about the philosophical giant that changed our way of thinking about posthumanism. Together they investigate what he might have had to say about the idea of the 'singularity' and the 'wired brain' – what happens when a direct link between our mental processes and a digital machine emerges. For more information on Slavoj Zizek's new book, click here: https://bit.ly/3g8E15M


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    • 40 min
    Tony Blair and Andrew Adonis on Ernest Bevin, Britain’s Forgotten Political Giant

    Tony Blair and Andrew Adonis on Ernest Bevin, Britain’s Forgotten Political Giant

    In this rare public appearance together, chaired by the BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan, the former Labour prime minister Tony Blair and cabinet minister Andrew Adonis discussed how the man known as ‘the working-class John Bull’ grew to become one of this country’s greatest political leaders and what lessons can be learned from his legacy today for politics and crisis today. 
     
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    • 45 min
    Science Fictions, with Stuart Ritchie and Tom Whipple

    Science Fictions, with Stuart Ritchie and Tom Whipple

    Medicine, education, health, parenting – wherever it really matters, we look to science for guidance and answers. In this episode Stuart Ritchie discusses his new book 'Science Fictions' and reveals the disturbing flaws that undermine our understanding of all of these fields and more. He spoke to Tom Whipple the science editor at The Times and to find out more about the book click here: https://amzn.to/2OF9a4C.


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    • 41 min
    Sex Robots & Vegan Meat, with Jenny Kleeman and Carl Miller

    Sex Robots & Vegan Meat, with Jenny Kleeman and Carl Miller

    Award-winning journalist and documentary-maker Jenny Kleeman takes us on a journey into the world of the people who are changing what it means to be human. Focusing on the central pillars of the human experience–birth, food, sex, and death. to find out more about the book click here: https://amzn.to/3ewD59X


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    • 42 min
    Angrynomics: Why The World is So Angry, with Mark Byth, Eric Lonergan and Linda Yueh

    Angrynomics: Why The World is So Angry, with Mark Byth, Eric Lonergan and Linda Yueh

    Why are measures of stress and anxiety on the rise, when economists and politicians tell us we have never had it so good? While statistics tell us that the vast majority of people are getting steadily richer the world most of us experience day-in and day-out feels increasingly uncertain, unfair, and ever more expensive. In this week's podcast Professor Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan speak to economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh about their new book 'Angrynomics', why the world feels so angry and how we can make things better.


    To find out more and buy Angrynomics the book click here: amazon.co.uk/dp/B0888SG7Y7/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


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    • 41 min

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