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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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared

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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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared

    Intelligence Squared Recommends – Change Makers, with Yanis Varoufakis

    Intelligence Squared Recommends – Change Makers, with Yanis Varoufakis

    We have a special bonus episode for you today – we wanted to introduce you to a podcast we think you'll really enjoy, called Change Makers. Change Makers presents fresh ideas and inspirational life stories from people with a passion – the campaigners, creators, connectors and contrarians – all making a difference.


    In this episode economist, author, economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis spoke to Michael Hayman, co-founder of the campaigns firm Seven Hills. They discussed Yanis's blueprint for ‘another now’, why – as an avowed critic of the establishment – he entered political life, and his belief that Star Trek presents the ultimate model of Marxist ideals.


    Click here to find out more about Change Makers, and to subscribe, or search Change Makers in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 35 min
    The Cyber Weapons Arms Race, with Nicole Perlroth and Josh Glancy

    The Cyber Weapons Arms Race, with Nicole Perlroth and Josh Glancy

    Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most coveted tools in a spy's arsenal, a zero day has the power to silently spy on your iPhone, dismantle the safety controls at a chemical plant, alter an election, and shut down the electric grid (just ask the Ukraine).


    For decades, under cover of classification levels and non-disclosure agreements, the United States government became the world's dominant hoarder of zero days. U.S. government agents paid top dollar-first thousands, and later millions of dollars- to hackers willing to sell their lock-picking code and their silence.


    Then the United States lost control of its hoard and the market. In this week's episode Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times speaks with Josh Glancy about her new book on the dangers and risks of the new world of cyber weapons and the potential catastrophic consequences. 


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    • 50 min
    BONUS: Kate Winslet on Titanic, Hollywood and Finding Her Voice

    BONUS: Kate Winslet on Titanic, Hollywood and Finding Her Voice

    This bonus podcast features an episode from another Intelligence Squared podcast called How I Found My Voice. In this episode Hollywood star Kate Winslet speaks to the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed. They speak about her life and career, from discovering her love of acting in childhood and becoming a Hollywood sensation in Titanic to never-before-told stories of her and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as her reflections on how the film industry deals with recording intimate scenes and her latest movie Ammonite, which looks at the Victorian fossil hunter Mary Anning.


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    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. Guests include Michael Palin, Rose McGowan, Philip Pullman, Richard Branson and Naomi Klein. The Executive Producer is Farah Jassat.

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    • 51 min
    Facebook, Free Speech and the Fight for Digital Democracy, With Marietje Schaake and Carl Miller

    Facebook, Free Speech and the Fight for Digital Democracy, With Marietje Schaake and Carl Miller

    In this week's episode Marietje Schaake International Director of Policy at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Centre speaks to Carl Miller about Facebook's recent legal battle with Australia, Trump's deplatforming from Twitter and how we can preserve democracy and civil liberties in the age of Big Tech.

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    • 36 min
    The New Climate War, with Michael Mann and Clover Hogan

    The New Climate War, with Michael Mann and Clover Hogan

    In this week's episode renowned climate scientist Michael Mann speaks to Clover Hogan about the thirty-year war to deflect blame and delay action on climate change. They discuss the new tactics and psychological battle to confront the causes of climate change and offer a roadmap winning the war to save the planet.


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    • 49 min
    Debate: Big Tech was Right to Deplatform Trump

    Debate: Big Tech was Right to Deplatform Trump

    Shortly after a pro Trump mob stormed the Capitol on January 6th - Big Tech unplugged the President. For years he’d used social media to communicate directly with his supporters. Even on the day, as lawmakers in the Capitol scurried to find places of safety during the siege, Trump posted: ‘STOP THE STEAL’, and proclaimed ‘You will never take back our country with weakness.’ Then, came the crack down. Reddit removed the “DonaldTrump subreddit”. YouTube tightened its policy on posting videos, that called the outcome of the election into doubt. TikTok took down posts with hashtags like #stormthecapitol. Facebook suspended Trump’s account indefinitely, and Twitter, the former President’s favoured form of communication, took his account away permanently.


    So did Big Tech make the right decision? And was this censorship or accountability?


    Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, James Bosworth, Nadine Strossen and Freddie Sayers debate. 


    The event was chaired by Manveen Rana host the of Stories of Our Times podcast which you can listen to here: https://play.acast.com/s/storiesofourtimes


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

maerkelig ,

Audio quality

The content is typically of a very high quality, however this is often frustrated by the poor quality of the audio. Speakers frequently are not close to, or talking into, a microphone.

Solas60 ,

Objective and informative

At a time when all media is selling you something it is inspiring to listen to real objective and informative debate. Entertaining and challenging cant recommend this high enough , they are must listen to podcasts especially while out walking

Bue_Sird ,

Amazing Intelligent Content

This is a fantastic podcast if you want a wide angle lens of the major forces and trends shaping our world. A wide range of exciting topics and world renowned speakers. I really enjoy listening to the weekly episodes on Friday’s.

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