300 episodes

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.

Intelligence Squared Intelligence Squared

    • Politics
    • 4.4, 481 Ratings

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.

    Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World, with Will Davies and Carl Miller

    Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World, with Will Davies and Carl Miller

    Why do so many of us no longer trust experts, facts and statistics? Why has politics become so fractious and warlike? And how can the history of ideas help us understand our present? In this episode Professor Will Davies, author of Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over The World speaks to Carl Miller about the long history of how societies based on facts and reason were built and why they are now unravelling before our eyes. You can buy Will's book at: https://bit.ly/3gqNCp6.


    ------------------------------


    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.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 52 min
    Putting Peer Pressure to Work with Robert H Frank and Linda Yueh

    Putting Peer Pressure to Work with Robert H Frank and Linda Yueh

    In this week's episode Robert H. Frank, author of 'Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work' speaks to Linda Yueh about how our social environments influence our behaviour more than we think. They discuss why behaviours from smoking to cheating are largely products of social environments and how we can use this understanding to direct human behaviour toward choices we make for the benefit of everyone. Find out more about the book here: https://bit.ly/2Zut3SS


    -----------------------------


    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
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 43 min
    No Visible Bruises: Why What we don't know about domestic violence can kill, with Rachel Louise Snyder

    No Visible Bruises: Why What we don't know about domestic violence can kill, with Rachel Louise Snyder

    In this week's episode award-winning journalist Rachel Louise Snyder speaks to Helen Lewis about some common misconceptions about domestic violence: that it happens to an unlucky few; that it's a matter of poor choices; that if things are dire enough, victims will leave. Her perception changed when she began talking to the victims and perpetrators whose stories she tells in this episode and her book 'No Visible Bruises: what we don't know about domestic violence can kill us.' To find out more about the book clickhere: https://bit.ly/36bQH7Z.


    ---------------------------------------------


    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
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 50 min
    The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West, with David Kilcullen and Carl Miller

    The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West, with David Kilcullen and Carl Miller

    In this episode, leading soldier-scholar David Kilcullen speaks to Carl Miller about how the West’s opponents have learned from twenty-first-century conflict and explains how their cutting-edge tactics and adaptability pose a serious threat to America and its allies, disabling the West’s military advantage. Click here to find out more about David's book 'The Dragons and The Snakes': https://bit.ly/3fQrOTD.


    -------------------------


    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
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 53 min
    The Classical School, with Callum Williams and Linda Yueh

    The Classical School, with Callum Williams and Linda Yueh

    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


    ------------------------------


    What was Adam Smith really talking about when he mentioned the "invisible hand"? Did Karl Marx really predict the end of capitalism? Did Thomas Malthus really believe that famines were desirable?


    In this episode Callum Williams, author of 'The Classical School: The Birth of Economics in 20 Enlightened Lives' speaks to economist and author Linda Yueh to debunk popular myths about these great economists. Find out more about the book here: https://amzn.to/2SXtykd
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 46 min
    The Corona Crash: How Bad Will It Be? With Mark Blyth and Anne McElvoy

    The Corona Crash: How Bad Will It Be? With Mark Blyth and Anne McElvoy

    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


    ------------------------------


    As concern over Covid-19 shifts from a global health crisis to a global economic crisis we speak to political scientist Mark Blyth, author of the forthcoming book 'Angrynomics' about what this pandemic really means for the economy. How long can we afford lockdown? Is it time to abandon globalisation? And can our economies ever return to 'normal'? Mark Blyth was interviewed by Anne McElvoy, senior editor at The Economist and head of Economist Radio. You can find more about his forthcoming book here: https://amzn.to/3aP7ePH
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
481 Ratings

481 Ratings

Hot Congee ,

For the Thinking Person

Challenging, unbiased and illuminating content,

Edwood D. Wood III ,

CNN globalist liberal parrot

If you crave more liberal, mainstream new world order drivel, just watch CNN. At least then you have sound and vision.

Bryant19197 ,

On a downhill slope...

Used to enjoy the debates with views from all sides but lately, it’s become more and more one sided with extremely leftist views mascaraing as balanced. The latest episode in particular had several speakers, mostly from Europe, criticizing the American response to the Covid pandemic and stating blatantly false information as if they had no idea how our government actually functions at a national vs state vs local level. I’ll give it a few more episodes but if this keeps up, there are plenty of more balanced podcasts out there

Top Podcasts In Politics

Listeners Also Subscribed To