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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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    An Honest Life, with Micheal Leviton

    An Honest Life, with Micheal Leviton

    In an era of fake news and 'alternative facts', the issue of truth and how it is presented to the world has never been more timely. But on a personal level, things are less clear cut. We all tell white lies and withhold info in the name of manners and politeness from time to time and some of the hardest truths can feel very difficult to tell. Micheal Leviton is a writer and musician from Brooklyn whose book, To Be Honest: A Memoir, tells his own story of growing up in a family who, according to Michael, never lied. His upbringing meant that by the age of 29 he could only recall having lied three times in his life. The challenges of being brutally honest on a daily basis have been the basis of much soul searching for the author and also serve as the foundation of a few entertaining tales in his book. He joins Intelligence Squared producer Catharine Hughes to talk about it.
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    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, with Reni Eddo-Lodge

    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, with Reni Eddo-Lodge

    Reni Eddo-Lodge, the journalist, podcaster and author of essential book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, joins columnist, author and academic Gary Younge in conversation. As the murder of George Floyd and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement reverberated around the world in 2020, Eddo-Lodge's book, originally published in 2017, found new readers and topped bestseller lists in a world trying and make sense of a pivotal moment. The book is now available as an updated edition reflecting on some of those more recent events and the conversations that have followed over the past two years.
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    IQ2 Extra: Questions from the Floor – Extended Q&A with Reni Eddo-Lodge

    IQ2 Extra: Questions from the Floor – Extended Q&A with Reni Eddo-Lodge

    Reni Eddo-Lodge, the journalist, podcaster and author of essential book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, joins columnist, author and academic Gary Younge in conversation. In this extended Q&A, Reni and Gary answer questions from the audience, both in-person and online.

    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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    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

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