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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

    Business Weekly: Richard Branson on a Life of Entrepreneurship

    Business Weekly: Richard Branson on a Life of Entrepreneurship

    In this week's Business Weekly, Samira Ahmed speaks to business mogul Sir Richard Branson about becoming a serial entrepreneur developing the Virgin brand, signing some of the biggest names in music and the next frontiers of space travel.


    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. If you enjoy this podcast please tell your friends, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.


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    • 41 min
    The Sunday Debate: Should the West pay Reparations for Slavery?

    The Sunday Debate: Should the West pay Reparations for Slavery?

    Should there be a broad programme of reparations – not just financial compensation, but acknowledgement of the crimes committed and the lasting damage caused by slavery? Or would this just worsen social tensions by reopening old wounds? That's the theme of this week's Sunday Debate. 


    Arguing for the motion were Kehinde Andrews, Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University; and Esther Stanford-Xosei, reparations activist and lawyer.


    Arguing against the motion were Katharine Birbalsingh, headmistress and co-founder of Michaela Community School in London; and Tony Sewell, educational consultant and CEO of the charity Generating Genius.


    The debate was chaired by social historian and presenter Emma Dabiri.

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    The Untold Story of African Europeans, with Olivette Otele

    The Untold Story of African Europeans, with Olivette Otele

    The history of Africans in Europe may seem recent – a result of migration in the 20th and 21st centuries – but in her new book, African Europeans, historian Olivette Otele tells a very different story – a story of African presence in Europe that stretches back centuries.


    The host is author and BBC Radio 4 presenter Kavita Puri.


    To buy African Europeans click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/african-europeans-an-untold-history-olivette-otele/

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    Empire of Pain: Sacklers, Opioids and the Sickening of America

    Empire of Pain: Sacklers, Opioids and the Sickening of America

    How did one family become associated with an epidemic of drug addiction that has caused the death of almost half a million people?


    In this episode, award-winning writer and author of Empire of Pain, Patrick Radden Keefe speaks to Hannah Kuchler, the FT’s global pharmaceutical correspondent about how he uncovered fresh material on the Sacklers and discovered a modern parable of greed, corruption and cynical philanthropy.


    To buy the book click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/empire-of-pain-the-secret-history-of-the-sackler-dynasty-patrick-keefe-subscribers/

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    • 45 min
    Business Weekly: No Bullsh*t Leadership with Jimmy Wales

    Business Weekly: No Bullsh*t Leadership with Jimmy Wales

    Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the b******t and gets to the heart of modern leadership in this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared.


    In this episode Chris Hirst speaks to the internet pioneer and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales who is perhaps the most famous silicon-valley entrepreneur to not become a billionaire. Wikipedia has changed how knowledge is accessed across the world, with 1.5 billion devices accessing the site every month. Jimmy Wales is also founder of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004. In 2019 he founded WT.Social, a microblogging site pitched as a 'non-toxic social network...where advertisers don't call the shots'. The service contains no advertisements and runs off donations.


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    The Sunday Debate: China, friend or foe?

    The Sunday Debate: China, friend or foe?

    Is China an enemy that needs to be reined in, or a potential partner with whom the West should engage? Hear the arguments and decide for yourself. 


    Speakers: Martin Wolf, Keyu Jin, Sir Malcolm Rifkind.


    Chair: Carrie Gracie

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    • 1 hr 21 min

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