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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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared

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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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared

    BONUS: Kate Winslet on Titanic, Hollywood and Finding Her Voice

    BONUS: Kate Winslet on Titanic, Hollywood and Finding Her Voice

    This bonus podcast features an episode from another Intelligence Squared podcast called How I Found My Voice. In this episode Hollywood star Kate Winslet speaks to the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed. They speak about her life and career, from discovering her love of acting in childhood and becoming a Hollywood sensation in Titanic to never-before-told stories of her and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as her reflections on how the film industry deals with recording intimate scenes and her latest movie Ammonite, which looks at the Victorian fossil hunter Mary Anning.


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    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. Guests include Michael Palin, Rose McGowan, Philip Pullman, Richard Branson and Naomi Klein. The Executive Producer is Farah Jassat.

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    • 51 min
    Facebook, Free Speech and the Fight for Digital Democracy, With Marietje Schaake and Carl Miller

    Facebook, Free Speech and the Fight for Digital Democracy, With Marietje Schaake and Carl Miller

    In this week's episode Marietje Schaake International Director of Policy at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Centre speaks to Carl Miller about Facebook's recent legal battle with Australia, Trump's deplatforming from Twitter and how we can preserve democracy and civil liberties in the age of Big Tech.

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    • 36 min
    The New Climate War, with Michael Mann and Clover Hogan

    The New Climate War, with Michael Mann and Clover Hogan

    In this week's episode renowned climate scientist Michael Mann speaks to Clover Hogan about the thirty-year war to deflect blame and delay action on climate change. They discuss the new tactics and psychological battle to confront the causes of climate change and offer a roadmap winning the war to save the planet.


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    • 49 min
    Debate: Big Tech was Right to Deplatform Trump

    Debate: Big Tech was Right to Deplatform Trump

    Shortly after a pro Trump mob stormed the Capitol on January 6th - Big Tech unplugged the President. For years he’d used social media to communicate directly with his supporters. Even on the day, as lawmakers in the Capitol scurried to find places of safety during the siege, Trump posted: ‘STOP THE STEAL’, and proclaimed ‘You will never take back our country with weakness.’ Then, came the crack down. Reddit removed the “DonaldTrump subreddit”. YouTube tightened its policy on posting videos, that called the outcome of the election into doubt. TikTok took down posts with hashtags like #stormthecapitol. Facebook suspended Trump’s account indefinitely, and Twitter, the former President’s favoured form of communication, took his account away permanently.


    So did Big Tech make the right decision? And was this censorship or accountability?


    Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, James Bosworth, Nadine Strossen and Freddie Sayers debate. 


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    • 59 min
    No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, with Sarah Frier and Linda Yueh

    No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, with Sarah Frier and Linda Yueh

    In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple but irresistible feature: it would make anything you captured look more beautiful. The cofounders cultivated a community of photographers and artisans around the app, and it quickly went mainstream. In less than two years, it caught Facebook's attention: Mark Zuckerberg bought the company for a historic $1 billion when Instagram had only thirteen employees. 


    In this week's episode Sarah Frier author of the new book 'No Filter' speaks to Linda Yueh about the inside story of the company, how it's shaping our culture and the future of the company under the ownership of Facebook. The episode was hosted by economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh.


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    • 40 min
    Britain Alone: From Suez to Brexit, with Philip Stephens and Mark Mardell

    Britain Alone: From Suez to Brexit, with Philip Stephens and Mark Mardell

    In this week's episode Philip Stephens the Financial Times chief political commentator speaks to Mark Mardell about why Britain is a nation struggling to reconcile its waning power with past glory. Drawing on his new book 'Britain Alone' Stephens argues Britain is a proud nation struggling to admit it is no longer a great power. It is an indispensable guide to how we arrived at the state we are in.


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
556 Ratings

556 Ratings

RosieShea ,

Wonderful

This show does well to represent both sides. Many reviews that say otherwise, are crazed trump cultists that either are incapable or refuse to acknowledge FACTS. They act out, and point fingers. Always projecting, throwing shamefully embarrassing tantrums of entitlement if you refuse to feed into their insane conspiracies and “alternative facts”.

Keep up the great work on the show and just ignore the trumpists. You are doing a fantastic job!

Hunter The Heretic ,

No discussion

First thing I saw was the show claiming to allow different points of view, then the first episode I saw was them saying “trump was right to be censored” I mean, it was just a statement. Not “here is why some think it was justified and others don’t” it was just an opinion that was stated and not argued.

Misleading, slanted, and just another “I don’t like my political opponents opinions” podcast.

Just pathetic...

wifemomnurse77 ,

Miss RN

Very biased debate. More of an op ed rather than discussion of varying points of view. Don’t recommend if you’re looking for a breakdown of current issues.

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