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