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Intelligence Squared is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. Follow Intelligence Squared wherever you get your podcasts and enjoy four regular episodes per week taking you to the heart of the issues that matter in the company of the world’s sharpest minds. Join the debate, live and online, at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our podcasts every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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    The Perilous Quest Towards Gene Editing, with Matthew Cobb

    The Perilous Quest Towards Gene Editing, with Matthew Cobb

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    Matthew Cobb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester and also the presenter of the BBC radio series Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares. His latest book is The Genetic Age, which tells the story of humanity's quest to get to the heart of the building blocks of life – our genes - through science, industry and medicine. The book reflects on how these efforts have ranged from profound results to disturbing realities and anticipates a future that will be fraught with disagreement over the ethics of gene editing. Hosting this discussion is the physicist and broadcaster, Helen Czerski.

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    • 52 min
    Why Modern Men Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

    Why Modern Men Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

    We need a new model of masculinity, one that allows us to hold two thoughts in our head at once: we can care deeply about women’s rights and be compassionate towards vulnerable boys and men; that's the argument of bestselling author and former head of Demos Richard Reeves. In this podcast he explains that previous attempts to treat the condition of men have made the same fatal mistake – they have viewed the problems of men as a problem with men. It is not a matter of fixing individual men, he argued, but of addressing the deep structural challenges that are disadvantaging men. Our host for this episode is writer and critic Tomiwa Owolade. 

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    • 43 min
    The Sunday Debate: Who was the greatest English monarch? In Partnership with History Hit

    The Sunday Debate: Who was the greatest English monarch? In Partnership with History Hit

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    In October Intelligence Squared partnered with History Hit to ask, who was the greatest English monarch? Each of the kings and queens competing for the title left a distinctive stamp on their era – but who did most to shape the nation and the lives of its people? Who was the cleverest? Who was the bravest? Who was the most loved? Hosted by History Hit's Dan Snow, this lively event throws light on the monarchy as an institution, exploring how it has survived the challenges and vicissitudes of the ages. 

    Tom Holland - Alfred the Great
    Tracy Borman - Henry VIII
    Helen Castor - Elizabeth I
    Jane Ridley - Queen Victoria

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    • 58 min
    Extended Audience Q&A: Who was the greatest English monarch?

    Extended Audience Q&A: Who was the greatest English monarch?

    For our special extended audience Q&A, four leading historians take questions from the audience in Leicester Square Theatre do decide, who was the greatest English monarch? Part one of this debate can be found in the previous episode.

    In October Intelligence Squared partnered with History Hit to ask, who was the greatest English monarch? Each of the kings and queens competing for the title left a distinctive stamp on their era – but who did most to shape the nation and the lives of its people? Who was the cleverest? Who was the bravest? Who was the most loved? Hosted by History Hit's Dan Snow, this lively event throws light on the monarchy as an institution, exploring how it has survived the challenges and vicissitudes of the ages.

    Tom Holland - Alfred the Great
    Tracy Borman - Henry VIII
    Helen Castor - Elizabeth I
    Jane Ridley - Queen Victoria

    Black Friday, Shopify, and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

    Black Friday, Shopify, and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

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    Black Friday is one of the biggest days in the business calendar. In this episode Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify, joins Intelligence Squared to discuss Black Friday sales and the changing landscape of business in the digital age. He speaks to Anne McElvoy, executive editor at The Economist, on topics such as the rise of the creator economy and how platforms like Shopify are empowering entrepreneurs to start, run and grow their business.
    To find out more about Shopify visit: https://www.shopify.com/

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    • 47 min
    The Great Energy Transition: What needs to happen between 2030 and 2050 to reach net zero?

    The Great Energy Transition: What needs to happen between 2030 and 2050 to reach net zero?

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    This is the second episode of The Great Energy Transition, a new series from Intelligence Squared in partnership with Cummins and we’re looking ahead to the future to ask - what needs to happen between 2030 and 2050 to reach net zero? To explore the drastic technological innovation and societal change needed to make net zero emissions by 2050 a reality, we’re joined by Srikanth Padmanabhan, President of the Engine Business at Cummins. Our host for this series is physicist and broadcaster, Helen Czerski.
    To find out more about Cummins, please visit cummins.com

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    • 45 min

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