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Intelligence Squared is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. To listen ad-free, enjoy exclusive content and early access to new episodes, hit subscribe for a 7-day free trial of IQ2 Extra via Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. Our bonus content includes Bright Sparks: quick-fire Q&As bringing you closer to some of the brightest minds on the planet. First up is Nobel Prize-winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. Early access brings you our Friday shows in advance and you can enjoy all of our upcoming listens ad-free. Follow Intelligence Squared wherever you get your podcasts for our four regular episodes per week taking you to the heart of the issues that matter in the company of the world’s sharpest thinkers and most exciting orators. Join the debate, live and online, at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our podcasts every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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Intelligence Squared is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. To listen ad-free, enjoy exclusive content and early access to new episodes, hit subscribe for a 7-day free trial of IQ2 Extra via Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. Our bonus content includes Bright Sparks: quick-fire Q&As bringing you closer to some of the brightest minds on the planet. First up is Nobel Prize-winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. Early access brings you our Friday shows in advance and you can enjoy all of our upcoming listens ad-free. Follow Intelligence Squared wherever you get your podcasts for our four regular episodes per week taking you to the heart of the issues that matter in the company of the world’s sharpest thinkers and most exciting orators. 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 Sunday Debate: If You Believe You are a Citizen of the World, You are a Citizen of Nowhere

    The Sunday Debate: If You Believe You are a Citizen of the World, You are a Citizen of Nowhere

    In this archive debate, we revisit a discussion from 2018 when an assembled panel of smart thinkers gathered to reflect on the concept of nationhood, nationality and the impact of former UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s infamous 2016 speech that proclaimed, “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere.” The discussion featured guests including the commentator and author David Goodhart, award-winning novelist Elif Shafak, former diplomat David Landsman and historian Simon Schama. Hosting the the episode was journalist and broadcaster Kamal Ahmed.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Shinzo Abe's Legacy and Japan's Future, with Satona Suzuki and Jeff Kingston

    Shinzo Abe's Legacy and Japan's Future, with Satona Suzuki and Jeff Kingston

    Japan's recently assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe was a leader who leaves behind a complex legacy. Internationally, he strengthened Japan's relationship with the US in ways unseen before. Closer to home, crucial good relations with South Korea dissipated. His attitude towards Japan's difficult history was sometimes praised as a readiness for neutrality, while others criticised this as denialist revisionism. In the weeks since Abe's death, Japanese citizens have also begun to grapple with the reality of how involved their political system has become with influential religious groups, too. To help unpack some of these issues and discuss how Japan will move forward, we're joined by two specialists in modern Japanese history, Satona Suzuki from SOAS, University of London, and Jeff Kingston from Temple University, Japan. Our host for this podcast is journalist and broadcaster Philippa Thomas.
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    • 40 min
    The Future of the War in Ukraine, with Fiona Hill

    The Future of the War in Ukraine, with Fiona Hill

    We welcome back Fiona Hill, the foreign affairs and national security expert, to discuss Putin, foreign policy, and what could lie ahead for the war in Ukraine. Hill has been an advisor to three US Presidents and is former Senior Director for Europe and Russia at the United States National Security Council. She is author of books including Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin, and There is Nothing For You Here, which she joined us to discuss earlier in 2022. She returns to give us the latest on the ongoing war and assess what Vladimir Putin's next move might be, joined in conversation by Edward Lucas, the writer, author and European and transatlantic security specialist.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Reclaiming the Earth: Exploring Race, Heritage and the Natural World

    Reclaiming the Earth: Exploring Race, Heritage and the Natural World

    For this episode focusing on how craft, creativity and our relationship with the planet can help us rethink established narratives and contribute to addressing historical injustices of the past, we visit the Radical Acts Biennial, an initiative from Harewood House. Joining our host, journalist and author of Africa is Not a Country, Dipo Faloyin, are independent curator Ligaya Salazar and Creative Director of Tiipoi, Spandana Gopal. Plus, Claire Ratinon, organic food grower and author of Unearthed: On Race and Roots, and How the Soil Taught Me I Belong.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Sunday Debate: Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War

    The Sunday Debate: Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War

    For this week's Sunday Debate, we're dipping back into the archive to 2014, when we gathered a panel of expert historians to debate whether Britain was right to fight in the First World War, a tragedy that laid the foundations for decades of destructive upheaval and violence across Europe. To debate the issue, we invited leading historians Margaret MacMillan, Max Hastings, John Charmley and Dominic Sandbrook to an event hosted by journalist, columnist and national security expert, Edward Lucas. 
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    How to Lead a Sustainable Business – Emma Dabiri on Reinventing Stories Around Race

    How to Lead a Sustainable Business – Emma Dabiri on Reinventing Stories Around Race

    For this edition of Intelligence Squared, we join Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, for her podcast How to Lead a Sustainable Business, in which she speaks to thought leaders who are reinventing their sectors for a sustainable and just future.
    In this week’s special episode, Alannah and her guest explore the possibility of rethinking race.
    Emma Dabiri is an academic, broadcaster and author of two highly acclaimed books on the subject: Don’t Touch My Hair and What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition. She discusses why ideas about race are cultural constructs and how understanding that race was invented to create and justify more racism could help us bring about an end to racial discrimination.
    How to Lead a Sustainable Business is brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. If you enjoy this episode, please take a moment to subscribe, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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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.

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Objective and informative

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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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