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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.

Customer Reviews

Stungly ,

Madness of Crowds

I enjoyed the interview of Douglas Murray by Anne Mackelvoy. Not because of her interviewing ability but because she is so dumb. She asked inane questions which I assumed Intelligence Squared would be above. Douglas might as well have gone on Oprah! Maybe change the name of your podcast to sometimes intelligence squared if we don’t have a retarded host.

#puppypundit ,

Not “Squared” in any way

I came to this podcasts after it was referenced on another show. My understanding was that it provided moderated debates where different sides of issues would be given a fair hearing. I have listened to a couple of podcasts that were just that, but more often than not it is a typical one sided talking head show in which the “moderator” or host has on a guest with which they wholly or substantially agree. Presumably, this is because the opposing view is not “intelligent” enough to bother hearing.

Reading some of the reviews here reveals why this happens. If you have a guest on that challenges an accepted orthodoxy you will be vilified for “empowering evil” or some equally banal crap. If you really just want to preach to you own choir, stop masquerading as a debate forum.

zach mixon ,

Stick to debates

I feel at times the host push there own agenda on the audience. When they do interviews they give the presenter soft ball questions and do not challenge the positions. They should take an example from the US version.

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