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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1
Is Amazon Good for Small Business?
with Mark Jamison, Kunal Chopra, Rana Foroohar, and Stacy Mitchell
50 min
2
Long Live The British Monarchy?
with Graham Smith and Phillip Blond
50 min
3
Should We Search for Extraterrestrial Life?
with Jill Tarter and Paul M. Sutter
51 min
4
Will AI Do More Harm Than Good?
with Daron Acemoglu and Darrell West
51 min
5
Should The SAT Be Erased?
with Sheryll Cashin and Freddie DeBoer
50 min
6
Is Cancel Culture Toxic?
50 min
7
Should Trump Be Indicted?
with Barbara Comstock and Tom Ginsburg
50 min
8
Should We Eat More Processed Foods?
with Amy Webb, Michael Gibney, Kevin Hall and Marion Nestle
50 min
9
Should We Forgive Student Debt?
with Caitlin Zaloom, Mehrsa Baradaran, Beth Akers and Nick Gillespie
50 min
10
Should We Isolate Russia?
with Michael McFaul, Radan Kanev, Emma Ashford and Jonas Shaende
50 min
11
Agree to Disagree: Can the Fed Manage a Soft La...
with Dean Baker and Yeva Nersisyan
50 min
12
We Should Expand the Supreme Court
with Dahlia Lithwick, Tamara Brummer, Carter Phillips, and Akhil Reed Amar
50 min
13
Humans Can Adapt to Climate Change
with Bjorn Lomberg, Michael Shellenberger, Kaveh Madani and Michele Wucker
50 min
14
Debate Like a World Champion: A Conversation wi...
with Bo Seo
50 min
15
Should Society Legalize Psychedelics?
with Rick Doblin, Bia Labate, Jeffrey Lieberman and Kevin Sabet
50 min
16
Agree to Disagree: Does Your Electric Vehicle H...
with Britta Gross and Jonathan Lesser
50 min
17
Agree to Disagree: Can Small Investors Beat The...
with Spencer Jakab and Tom Sosnoff
50 min
18
Agree to Disagree: Is It Right to End Roe?
with Sarah Isgur and Mary Ziegler
52 min
19
It's Time to Expand Nuclear Power
with Kirsty Gogan, Daniel Poneman, Gregory B. Jaczko, Arjun Makhijani, and Bill Nye
50 min
20
Thinking Again with Adam Grant: The Power of De...
with Adam Grant
50 min
21
#200 - Are Big Cities Past Their Prime?
with Joel Kotkin, Jennifer Hernandez, Edward Glaeser, and Margaret O'Mara
50 min
22
Agree to Disagree: Is It Time to End the Covid ...
with John Tierney and Enbal Shacham
33 min
23
Agree to Disagree: Ukraine
with Kurt Volker and Emma Ashford
50 min
24
#199 - Should We Use Gene Editing to Make Bette...
with George Church, Amy Webb, Marcy Darnovsky, and Françoise Baylis
50 min
25
Agree to Disagree: Is True Love a Myth?
with Daniel Jones, Helen Fisher, and Renae Franiuk
50 min
26
#198 - Is America Retreating from Global Leader...
with William Kristol, Mary Beth Long, Kori Schake, and Vikram Singh
50 min
27
IQ2 Conversation: A New University Offers "Forb...
with Pano Kanelos and Niall Ferguson
64 min
28
The Pandemic: Year-In-Review
45 min
29
#197 - Is Amazon Good for Small Business?
with Mark Jamison, Kunal Chopra, Rana Foroohar, and Stacy Mitchell
50 min
30
Agree to Disagree: Meritocracy
with Daniel Markovits and Adrian Wooldridge
50 min
31
#196 - Is Cancel Culture Toxic?
with Kmele Foster, Garry Kasparov, Erich Hatala Matthes, and Karen Attiah
50 min
32
Agree to Disagree: Booster Shots
with Vin Gupta and Leana Wen
50 min
33
Agree to Disagree: Cyber War and Hacker Ransoms
with David Sanger, Michael Daniel, and Jen Ellis
50 min
34
#195 - Should We Expand the Supreme Court?
with Tamara Brummer, Dahlia Lithwick, Carter Phillips, and Akhil Reed Amar
50 min
35
#194 - Is the United Nations Obsolete?
with Rajan Menon, Nile Gardiner, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou, and Angela Kane
50 min
36
Agree to Disagree: Build Back Better
with Mark Zandi and Michael Strain
50 min
37
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Mandate...
with Michael J. Anderson and Lawrence Gostin
50 min
38
Agree to Disagree: Leaving Afghanistan
with Ahmed Rashid, Dan Markey, and Kori Schake
50 min
39
Debate Roundup: America's Guns
46 min
40
#193 - Has the New York Times Lost Its Way?
with Batya Ungar-Sargon, Yascha Mounk, Frank Sesno, and Virginia Heffernan
50 min
41
Is It Time to Redistribute the Wealth?
with Robert Reich, Yanis Varoufakis, Allison Schrager, and Lawrence Summers
50 min
42
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Mandates
with Michael J. Anderson and Lawrence Gostin
50 min
43
The State of Debate: An Intelligence Squared Ro...
with Clea Conner, Nick Gillespie, and Robert Litan
67 min
44
Ray Dalio on How To Change Your Mind
with Ray Dalio
50 min
45
Is Bitcoin More Than a Bubble and Here to Stay?
with Patrick Byrne, Tim Draper, Eric Posner, and Gillian Tett
52 min
46
Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?
with Bret Stephens, Einat Wilf, Peter Beinart, and Yousef Munayyer
50 min
47
#192 - Is Taiwan Indefensible?
with Lyle J. Goldstein, Charlie Glaser, Elbridge Colby, and Elizabeth Larus
50 min
48
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Passports
50 min
49
#191 - Should We Legalize Psychedelics?
with Rick Doblin, Bia Labate, Jeffrey Lieberman and Kevin Sabet
50 min
50
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Patents
with Brook Baker and Thomas Cueni
50 min
51
#190 - Should We Forgive Student Debt?
with Beth Akers, Nick Gillespie, Ashley Harrington, and Dalié Jiménez
50 min
52
Agree to Disagree: The Filibuster
44 min
53
Agree to Disagree: Slavery Reparations
with Cornell William Brooks and Randall LeRoy Kennedy
50 min
54
#189 - Has the GOP Lost Its Way?
With Carlos Curbelo, Ben Domenech, Jeff Flake and Kimberley Strassel
50 min
55
Agree to Disagree: Sex with Robots (Valentine's...
with Joanna Bryson and Kate Devlin
50 min
56
Agree to Disagree: Identity Politics
With Michael Eric Dyson and John McWhorte
63 min
57
#188 - For the Last Four Years, Did America Got...
50 min
58
Is America Still A Model for the World?
57 min
59
Helen Fisher on How Genes Affect Your Politics
50 min
60
Intelligence Squared Year-Ender
51 min
61
Essential Workers or Elderly? Larry Brilliant o...
With Larry Brilliant
52 min
62
Agree to Disagree: Are Identity Politics a Way ...
With Michael Eric Dyson and John McWhorter
63 min
63
#187 - Should We Stop Worrying About National D...
With Stephanie Kelton, James Galbraith, Todd Buccholz, and Otmar Issing
50 min
64
Agree to Disagree: Are Election Lawsuits Good F...
With Ian Bassin and Rebecca Roiphe
50 min
65
#186 - Is a U.S.-China Space Race Good for Huma...
With Bidushi Bhattacharya, Avi Loeb, Michio Kaku, and Raji Pillai
50 min
66
Election Special: A Historian and Futurist Deba...
With Amy Webb and Michael F. Holt
46 min
67
Discourse Disruptors: A Divided Nation – One Pe...
A conversation with Ian Bremmer
35 min
68
A Supreme Special Episode: Amy Coney Barrett &...
With Erwin Chemerinsky & Saikrishna Prakash
43 min
69
#185 - Is It Time to Redistribute the Wealth?
With Robert Reich, Yanis Varoufakis, Allison Schrager, and Lawrence Summers
50 min
70
#184 - Unresolved: American Policing
With Paul Butler, Jason Johnson, Rafael Mangual, Sue Rahr, & Vikrant Reddy
50 min
71
#154 - Has Globalization Undermined the America...
With Thea Lee, Jason Furman, Jared Bernstein, and James Manyika
51 min
72
Newt Minow on the Presidential Debates
Discourse Disrupters with Newt Minow
50 min
73
Agree to Disagree: Should Washington Break Up B...
With Andrew McAfee and Zephyr Teachout
50 min
74
Agree to Disagree: Broadband for All?
With Gigi Sohn & Christopher Yoo
40 min
75
#183 - Is Nationalism a Force for Good?
With Colin Dueck, Prerna Singh, Andrew Keen, and Elif Shafak
50 min
76
#164 - Should Social Media Companies Honor the ...
With David French, Corynne McSherry, Nathaniel Persily, and Marietje Schaake
55 min
77
#182 - Will Coronavirus Reshape the World Order...
With Kurt M. Campbell, Kishore Mahbubani, Minxin Pei, and Susan Thornton
50 min
78
#181 - Has The Electoral College Outlived Its U...
With Jamelle Bouie, Kate Shaw, Tara Ross, and Bradley A. Smith
50 min
79
#180 - Was the Global Financial System Better P...
With Jason Furman and Gillian Tett
51 min
80
#179 - Is the Defense Production Act Being Und...
With Margaret O'Mara and Thomas Spoehr
50 min
81
How to Fight an Infodemic
With Angie Drobnic Holan and Kate Starbird
51 min
82
#178 - Does Maximum Pressure Against Iran Work?
With Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMaster, Martha Crenshaw, and Abbas Milani
51 min
83
#177 - Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?
With Bret Stephens, Einat Wilf, Peter Beinart, and Yousef Munayyer
51 min
84
#176 - Is the Two-Party System Good for Democracy?
With Joanne Freeman, Yascha Mounk, Norman Ornstein, Lee Drutman, and Katherine Gehl
51 min
85
#175 - Is it Time to Expand Nuclear Power?
With Bill Nye, Kirsty Gogan, Daniel Poneman, Gregory Jaczko, and Arjun Makhijani
51 min
86
Ezra Klein on Why We're Polarized
49 min
87
Bonus Episode: Can Progressives Save Capitalism?
With Joseph Stiglitz and Katherine Mangu-Ward
42 min
88
#97 - Should We Legalize Assisted Suicide?
With Peter Singer, Andrew Solomon, Baroness Ilora Finlay, and Dr. Daniel Sulmasy
50 min
89
Bonus Episode: How Do We Make Our Debates Happen?
46 min
90
#174 - Is Capitalism a Blessing?
with John Mackey, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Bhaskar Sunkara, and Richard D. Wolff
51 min
91
#173 - Is Parenting Overrated?
With Robert Plomin, Nancy Segal, Paige Harden, and Ann Pleshette Murphy
51 min
92
#172 - Has Europe Declared War on American Tech...
With Roslyn Layton, Berin Szóka, Marietje Schaake, Ramesh Srinivisan
51 min
93
#115 - Is Affirmative Action in College Admissi...
With Roger Clegg, Deborah Archer, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
53 min
94
#171 - Should We Replace Private Insurance With...
With Dr. Adam Gaffney, Joseph Sanberg, Nick Gillespie, and Sally Pipes
51 min
95
#170 - Unresolved: Shifting Power in the Middle...
With Michael Doran, Marc Reuel Gerecht, Bernard Haykel, Brett McGurk, and Barbara Slavin
51 min
96
Bonus Episode: Are We In a New Authoritarian Era?
With Susan Glasser & Yascha Mounk
45 min
97
Chris Anderson on Ideas & Inspiration
50 min
98
#169 - Is U.S. Policy Toward China Productive?
With Michael Pillsbury, Kori Schake, Graham Allison, and Jake Sullivan
50 min
99
Simon Johnson on Science & the Economy
54 min
100
Allison Schrager on Risk and Reason In Everyday...
44 min