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America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.

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    • 4.6, 1.6K Ratings

America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

gekonwi ,

best format for "balanced" coverage

Many people, rightfully, claim that most reporting on any topic in the most respected sources are biased. To counter this, some reporters create supposed balance by bringing incomparable arguments for both sides, masking their personal preference for one of the sides.

The Intelligence Squared Debates format avoids this bias buy design, creating a much more balanced and nuanced coverage of their selected topics. Loving it!

thotsalot ,

Stimulating, relevant, necessary

Everybody should listen to these debates.

The Aether ,

Just what we need!

These debates are just what our country needs. John Donvan is an excellent host. If all Americans listened to this podcast, our democracy might be in a better place.

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