Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.

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Is Amazon Good for Small Business?
with Mark Jamison, Kunal Chopra, Rana Foroohar, and Stacy Mitchell
50 min
27
Long Live The British Monarchy?
with Graham Smith and Phillip Blond
50 min
28
Should We Search for Extraterrestrial Life?
with Jill Tarter and Paul M. Sutter
51 min
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Will AI Do More Harm Than Good?
with Daron Acemoglu and Darrell West
51 min
30
Should The SAT Be Erased?
with Sheryll Cashin and Freddie DeBoer
50 min
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Is Cancel Culture Toxic?
50 min
32
Should Trump Be Indicted?
with Barbara Comstock and Tom Ginsburg
50 min
33
Should We Eat More Processed Foods?
with Amy Webb, Michael Gibney, Kevin Hall and Marion Nestle
50 min
34
Should We Forgive Student Debt?
with Caitlin Zaloom, Mehrsa Baradaran, Beth Akers and Nick Gillespie
50 min
35
Should We Isolate Russia?
with Michael McFaul, Radan Kanev, Emma Ashford and Jonas Shaende
50 min
36
Agree to Disagree: Can the Fed Manage a Soft La...
with Dean Baker and Yeva Nersisyan
50 min
37
We Should Expand the Supreme Court
with Dahlia Lithwick, Tamara Brummer, Carter Phillips, and Akhil Reed Amar
50 min
38
Humans Can Adapt to Climate Change
with Bjorn Lomberg, Michael Shellenberger, Kaveh Madani and Michele Wucker
50 min
39
Debate Like a World Champion: A Conversation wi...
with Bo Seo
50 min
40
Should Society Legalize Psychedelics?
with Rick Doblin, Bia Labate, Jeffrey Lieberman and Kevin Sabet
50 min
41
Agree to Disagree: Does Your Electric Vehicle H...
with Britta Gross and Jonathan Lesser
50 min
42
Agree to Disagree: Can Small Investors Beat The...
with Spencer Jakab and Tom Sosnoff
50 min
43
Agree to Disagree: Is It Right to End Roe?
with Sarah Isgur and Mary Ziegler
52 min
44
It's Time to Expand Nuclear Power
with Kirsty Gogan, Daniel Poneman, Gregory B. Jaczko, Arjun Makhijani, and Bill Nye
50 min
45
Thinking Again with Adam Grant: The Power of De...
with Adam Grant
50 min
46
#200 - Are Big Cities Past Their Prime?
with Joel Kotkin, Jennifer Hernandez, Edward Glaeser, and Margaret O'Mara
50 min
47
Agree to Disagree: Is It Time to End the Covid ...
with John Tierney and Enbal Shacham
33 min
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Agree to Disagree: Ukraine
with Kurt Volker and Emma Ashford
50 min
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#199 - Should We Use Gene Editing to Make Bette...
with George Church, Amy Webb, Marcy Darnovsky, and Fran├žoise Baylis
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Is True Love a Myth?
with Daniel Jones, Helen Fisher, and Renae Franiuk
50 min