760 episodes

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.

Intelligence Squared Intelligence Squared

    • News
    • 4.3 • 635 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 4 min
    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.

    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.

    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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
635 Ratings

635 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

A favorite in my feed! 🙌

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Intelligence Squared enough!

James Tripoli ,

Antitacism

Please stop giving attention to Ibram Kendi and his bigoted and childishly simplistic ideas about solving racial disparities.

HareYoh ,

On mass migration episode

Global climate change is the challenge of the century. On top of all the seemingly countless societal and ethical struggles us humans find ourselves in today, we must remember the ticking time bomb that is slowly advancing.

Global climate change is the subtext of our century. It frames and intersects with each and every societal problem we now face

Top Podcasts In News

The New York Times
NPR
The Daily Wire
New York Times Opinion
Cumulus Podcast Network | Dan Bongino
The Daily Wire

You Might Also Like

IQ2US Debates
David Runciman and Catherine Carr
BBC Radio 4
London School of Economics and Political Science
Financial Times
Yascha Mounk