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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.

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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.

    Debate: Iran Is Not Our Enemy

    Debate: Iran Is Not Our Enemy

    Is Iran an enemy to be confronted or a potential ally to engage with? In this week's podcast we debate 'Iran is not our enemy' with Mehdi Hasan, Azadeh Moaveni, Daniel Hannan and Salman Al-Ansari. The debate was chaired by the BBC's Lyse Doucet. 


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    • 1 hr
    City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong, With Antony Dapiran and Shirley Yu

    City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong, With Antony Dapiran and Shirley Yu

    In this week's episode writer and lawyer Antony Dapiran joins us from Hong Kong to discuss the protests and turmoil that have engulfed the city since the summer of 2019. He spoke to political economist Shirley Yu. Together they discussed the history of dissent in the city and the future of China's "One Country, Two Systems" as a new security law threatens Hong Kong's autonomy.To find out more and buy Antony's new book click here: https://amzn.to/2Nw216s.




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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Reckoning: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Idris Elba on the Arts and Black Lives Matter

    The Reckoning: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Idris Elba on the Arts and Black Lives Matter

    A great reckoning is taking place in the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed his death. Companies and organisations are looking afresh at how they can do a better job of combatting institutional bias and racism. Employees are increasingly speaking out about their experiences and calling for change.


    In this special event this Thursday June 25, Intelligence Squared brought together two leading voices from the arts, Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of the Young Vic, and Idris Elba, star of The Wire and Luther, to discuss what should happen and is likely to happen in the world of culture as we move forward. Given all the promises made and broken over the years, will things be different this time? Will there be deep structural change so that we see more Black and Brown people – not just on the stage or screen – but in positions of real power and decision-making? And once lessons have been learned, what do people actually need to do?


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    Intelligence Squared+. The world's best speakers. Your questions. £4.99 per month.


    Intelligence Squared+ will bring you live, interactive events every week on our new online platform. Just like at our real-life events, you’ll be able to put your questions to our speakers, vote in live polls and interact with other members of the audience. Your subscription will give you access to multiple events featuring the world’s top thinkers and opinion formers, including Thomas Piketty, Margaret Atwood, Clive Woodward, Thomas Friedman, Meera Syal and Paloma Faith.


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    • 59 min
    We Need To Talk: Me and White Supremacy, with Layla Saad and Emma Dabiri

    We Need To Talk: Me and White Supremacy, with Layla Saad and Emma Dabiri

    Amidst the current global conversation around police brutality in the United States and the experience of black people the world over, this week we speak to Layla Saad to investigate the role each of us has to play in dismantling white supremacy. Layla Saad spoke to author, academic and broadcaster Emma Dabiri about her book Me and White Supremacy to discuss her experience as both a black woman and ‘third culture kid’, and the challenges of anti-racist work and what it means to be a ‘good ancestor’. To find out more about Layla Saad’s book click here: https://amzn.to/2NqL39r. And to see more about Emma Dabiri’s book see here: https://amzn.to/3dn7p6c.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Unravelling Unconscious Bias, with Dr Pragya Agarwal and Kavita Puri

    Unravelling Unconscious Bias, with Dr Pragya Agarwal and Kavita Puri

    In the wake of sweeping protests about racism and police brutality, this week we speak to Dr Pragya Agarwal to unravel the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world. Dr Agarwal spoke to author and BBC broadcaster Kavita Puri about her new book 'Sway' and to answer questions like: is prejudice rooted in our evolutionary past? How has bias affected technology? And how can understanding bias help us root our racism and discrimination in our societies? To find out more about Dr Agarwal's book click here: https://amzn.to/2V0pTmz. And to see more about Kavita Puri's book see here: https://amzn.to/3ehDjlN.


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    Intelligence Squared+. The world's best speakers. Your questions. £4.99 per month.


    Intelligence Squared+ will bring you live, interactive events every week on our new online platform. Just like at our real-life events, you’ll be able to put your questions to our speakers, vote in live polls and interact with other members of the audience. Your subscription will give you access to multiple events featuring the world’s top thinkers and opinion formers, including Thomas Piketty, Margaret Atwood, Clive Woodward, Thomas Friedman, Meera Syal and Paloma Faith.


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    • 46 min
    Why do Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump? With Sarah Posner and Brian Klaas

    Why do Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump? With Sarah Posner and Brian Klaas

    Why does Donald Trump have such a good relationship with white evangelical christians despite his questionable conservative credentials? In this week's episode Sarah Posner, author of 'Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump' speaks to Washington Post columnist and host of the 'Power Corrupts' podcast Brian Klaas to discuss. To find out more about the book click here: https://amzn.to/2BeIHHE


    To listen to Brian Klaas's podcast visit: https://bit.ly/2zCla3b


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    Intelligence Squared+. The world's best speakers. Your questions. £4.99 per month.


    Intelligence Squared+ will bring you live, interactive events every week on our new online platform. Just like at our real-life events, you’ll be able to put your questions to our speakers, vote in live polls and interact with other members of the audience. Your subscription will give you access to multiple events featuring the world’s top thinkers and opinion formers, including Thomas Piketty, Margaret Atwood, Clive Woodward, Thomas Friedman, Meera Syal and Paloma Faith.


    For a full list of Intelligence Squared+ events and to subscribe, click here: https://bit.ly/2yfYIfm.
     
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    • 47 min

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This used to be a great podcast with diverse views. Now it is essentially a platform for left wing social science and politics. The BBC-Schooled interviewer never challenges anything she is told...

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Less debate and more one sided discussion

Recently Intelligence2 has moved from a debate format with two sides respectfully debating, to a discussion format where the participants share the same point of view. It’s too bad.

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