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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Agree to Disagree: Does Your Electric Vehicle H...
with Britta Gross and Jonathan Lesser
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Can Small Investors Beat The...
with Spencer Jakab and Tom Sosnoff
50 min
3
Agree to Disagree: Is It Right to End Roe?
with Sarah Isgur and Mary Ziegler
52 min
4
It's Time to Expand Nuclear Power
with Kirsty Gogan, Daniel Poneman, Gregory B. Jaczko, Arjun Makhijani, and Bill Nye
50 min
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Thinking Again with Adam Grant: The Power of De...
with Adam Grant
50 min
6
#200 - Are Big Cities Past Their Prime?
with Joel Kotkin, Jennifer Hernandez, Edward Glaeser, and Margaret O'Mara
50 min
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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
9
#199 - Should We Use Gene Editing to Make Bette...
with George Church, Amy Webb, Marcy Darnovsky, and Françoise Baylis
50 min
10
Agree to Disagree: Is True Love a Myth?
with Daniel Jones, Helen Fisher, and Renae Franiuk
50 min
11
#198 - Is America Retreating from Global Leader...
with William Kristol, Mary Beth Long, Kori Schake, and Vikram Singh
50 min
12
IQ2 Conversation: A New University Offers "Forb...
with Pano Kanelos and Niall Ferguson
64 min
13
The Pandemic: Year-In-Review
45 min
14
#197 - Is Amazon Good for Small Business?
with Mark Jamison, Kunal Chopra, Rana Foroohar, and Stacy Mitchell
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Meritocracy
with Daniel Markovits and Adrian Wooldridge
50 min
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#196 - Is Cancel Culture Toxic?
with Kmele Foster, Garry Kasparov, Erich Hatala Matthes, and Karen Attiah
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Booster Shots
with Vin Gupta and Leana Wen
50 min
18
Agree to Disagree: Cyber War and Hacker Ransoms
with David Sanger, Michael Daniel, and Jen Ellis
50 min
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#195 - Should We Expand the Supreme Court?
with Tamara Brummer, Dahlia Lithwick, Carter Phillips, and Akhil Reed Amar
50 min
20
#194 - Is the United Nations Obsolete?
with Rajan Menon, Nile Gardiner, Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamedou, and Angela Kane
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Build Back Better
with Mark Zandi and Michael Strain
50 min
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Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Mandate...
with Michael J. Anderson and Lawrence Gostin
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Leaving Afghanistan
with Ahmed Rashid, Dan Markey, and Kori Schake
50 min
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Debate Roundup: America's Guns
46 min
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#193 - Has the New York Times Lost Its Way?
with Batya Ungar-Sargon, Yascha Mounk, Frank Sesno, and Virginia Heffernan
50 min
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Is It Time to Redistribute the Wealth?
with Robert Reich, Yanis Varoufakis, Allison Schrager, and Lawrence Summers
50 min
27
Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Mandates
with Michael J. Anderson and Lawrence Gostin
50 min
28
The State of Debate: An Intelligence Squared Ro...
with Clea Conner, Nick Gillespie, and Robert Litan
67 min
29
Ray Dalio on How To Change Your Mind
with Ray Dalio
50 min
30
Is Bitcoin More Than a Bubble and Here to Stay?
with Patrick Byrne, Tim Draper, Eric Posner, and Gillian Tett
52 min
31
Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?
with Bret Stephens, Einat Wilf, Peter Beinart, and Yousef Munayyer
50 min
32
#192 - Is Taiwan Indefensible?
with Lyle J. Goldstein, Charlie Glaser, Elbridge Colby, and Elizabeth Larus
50 min
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Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Passports
50 min
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#191 - Should We Legalize Psychedelics?
with Rick Doblin, Bia Labate, Jeffrey Lieberman and Kevin Sabet
50 min
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Agree to Disagree COVID Series: Vaccine Patents
with Brook Baker and Thomas Cueni
50 min
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#190 - Should We Forgive Student Debt?
with Beth Akers, Nick Gillespie, Ashley Harrington, and Dalié Jiménez
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: The Filibuster
44 min
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Agree to Disagree: Slavery Reparations
with Cornell William Brooks and Randall LeRoy Kennedy
50 min
39
#189 - Has the GOP Lost Its Way?
With Carlos Curbelo, Ben Domenech, Jeff Flake and Kimberley Strassel
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Sex with Robots (Valentine's...
with Joanna Bryson and Kate Devlin
50 min
41
Agree to Disagree: Identity Politics
With Michael Eric Dyson and John McWhorte
63 min
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#188 - For the Last Four Years, Did America Got...
50 min
43
Is America Still A Model for the World?
57 min
44
Helen Fisher on How Genes Affect Your Politics
50 min
45
Intelligence Squared Year-Ender
51 min
46
Essential Workers or Elderly? Larry Brilliant o...
With Larry Brilliant
52 min
47
Agree to Disagree: Are Identity Politics a Way ...
With Michael Eric Dyson and John McWhorter
63 min
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#187 - Should We Stop Worrying About National D...
With Stephanie Kelton, James Galbraith, Todd Buccholz, and Otmar Issing
50 min
49
Agree to Disagree: Are Election Lawsuits Good F...
With Ian Bassin and Rebecca Roiphe
50 min
50
#186 - Is a U.S.-China Space Race Good for Huma...
With Bidushi Bhattacharya, Avi Loeb, Michio Kaku, and Raji Pillai
50 min
51
Election Special: A Historian and Futurist Deba...
With Amy Webb and Michael F. Holt
46 min
52
Discourse Disruptors: A Divided Nation – One Pe...
A conversation with Ian Bremmer
35 min
53
A Supreme Special Episode: Amy Coney Barrett &...
With Erwin Chemerinsky & Saikrishna Prakash
43 min
54
#185 - Is It Time to Redistribute the Wealth?
With Robert Reich, Yanis Varoufakis, Allison Schrager, and Lawrence Summers
50 min
55
#184 - Unresolved: American Policing
With Paul Butler, Jason Johnson, Rafael Mangual, Sue Rahr, & Vikrant Reddy
50 min
56
#154 - Has Globalization Undermined the America...
With Thea Lee, Jason Furman, Jared Bernstein, and James Manyika
51 min
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Newt Minow on the Presidential Debates
Discourse Disrupters with Newt Minow
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Should Washington Break Up B...
With Andrew McAfee and Zephyr Teachout
50 min
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Agree to Disagree: Broadband for All?
With Gigi Sohn & Christopher Yoo
40 min
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#183 - Is Nationalism a Force for Good?
With Colin Dueck, Prerna Singh, Andrew Keen, and Elif Shafak
50 min
61
#164 - Should Social Media Companies Honor the ...
With David French, Corynne McSherry, Nathaniel Persily, and Marietje Schaake
55 min
62
#182 - Will Coronavirus Reshape the World Order...
With Kurt M. Campbell, Kishore Mahbubani, Minxin Pei, and Susan Thornton
50 min
63
#181 - Has The Electoral College Outlived Its U...
With Jamelle Bouie, Kate Shaw, Tara Ross, and Bradley A. Smith
50 min
64
#180 - Was the Global Financial System Better P...
With Jason Furman and Gillian Tett
51 min
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#179 - Is the Defense Production Act Being Und...
With Margaret O'Mara and Thomas Spoehr
50 min
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How to Fight an Infodemic
With Angie Drobnic Holan and Kate Starbird
51 min
67
#178 - Does Maximum Pressure Against Iran Work?
With Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMaster, Martha Crenshaw, and Abbas Milani
51 min
68
#177 - Is Anti-Zionism the New Anti-Semitism?
With Bret Stephens, Einat Wilf, Peter Beinart, and Yousef Munayyer
51 min
69
#176 - Is the Two-Party System Good for Democracy?
With Joanne Freeman, Yascha Mounk, Norman Ornstein, Lee Drutman, and Katherine Gehl
51 min
70
#175 - Is it Time to Expand Nuclear Power?
With Bill Nye, Kirsty Gogan, Daniel Poneman, Gregory Jaczko, and Arjun Makhijani
51 min
71
Ezra Klein on Why We're Polarized
49 min
72
Bonus Episode: Can Progressives Save Capitalism?
With Joseph Stiglitz and Katherine Mangu-Ward
42 min
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#97 - Should We Legalize Assisted Suicide?
With Peter Singer, Andrew Solomon, Baroness Ilora Finlay, and Dr. Daniel Sulmasy
50 min
74
Bonus Episode: How Do We Make Our Debates Happen?
46 min
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#174 - Is Capitalism a Blessing?
with John Mackey, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Bhaskar Sunkara, and Richard D. Wolff
51 min
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#173 - Is Parenting Overrated?
With Robert Plomin, Nancy Segal, Paige Harden, and Ann Pleshette Murphy
51 min
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#172 - Has Europe Declared War on American Tech...
With Roslyn Layton, Berin Szóka, Marietje Schaake, Ramesh Srinivisan
51 min
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#115 - Is Affirmative Action in College Admissi...
With Roger Clegg, Deborah Archer, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
53 min
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#171 - Should We Replace Private Insurance With...
With Dr. Adam Gaffney, Joseph Sanberg, Nick Gillespie, and Sally Pipes
51 min
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#170 - Unresolved: Shifting Power in the Middle...
With Michael Doran, Marc Reuel Gerecht, Bernard Haykel, Brett McGurk, and Barbara Slavin
51 min
81
Bonus Episode: Are We In a New Authoritarian Era?
With Susan Glasser & Yascha Mounk
45 min
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Chris Anderson on Ideas & Inspiration
50 min
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#169 - Is U.S. Policy Toward China Productive?
With Michael Pillsbury, Kori Schake, Graham Allison, and Jake Sullivan
50 min
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Simon Johnson on Science & the Economy
54 min
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Allison Schrager on Risk and Reason In Everyday...
44 min
86
Nadine Strossen & Thane Rosenbaum on Hate Speec...
With Nadine Strossen and Thane Rosenbaum
57 min
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#168 - Has the Transatlantic Relationship Been ...
With Federiga Bindi, Constanze Stelzenmüller, John Mearsheimer, and Carla Norrlof
50 min
88
Bonus Episode: How Europe Is Answering to "Amer...
32 min
89
#153 - Is Social Media Good for Democracy?
With Jeff Jarvis, Emily Parker, Franklin Foer, and Roger McNamee
49 min
90
#126 - Should the U.S. Give Undocumented Immigr...
With Angela Kelley, Steven Camarota, Marielena Hincapié, and Rich Lowry
52 min
91
#134 - Is Universal Basic Income the Safety Net...
With Charles Murray, Andrew Stern, Jared Bernstein, and Jason Furman
50 min
92
#167 - Should Scientists Dim the Sun?
With Clive Hamilton, Anjali Viswamohanan, David Keith, and Ted Parson
50 min
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#166 - All Hail the Driverless Car?
With Amitai Bin-Nun, Chris Urmson, Meredith Broussard, and Ashley Nunes
50 min
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#165 - Should the Republican Party Re-Nominate ...
With Jeff Flake, Bret Stephens, Kris Kobach, and Liz Peek
51 min
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IQ2 Interview: Should You Love Your Enemies?
With Arthur Brooks
52 min
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#164 - Can Constitutional Free Speech Principle...
With David French, Corynne McSherry, Nathaniel Persily, and Marietje Schaake
51 min
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#163 - Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With...
With Ian Bremmer, Michèle Flournoy, Yasheng Huang, Parag Khanna, and Susan Thornton
50 min
98
Special Release: Can AI Change Your Mind?
51 min
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#161 - Should We Bring Extinct Creatures Back T...
With Dr. Ross MacPhee, Stewart Brand, Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild, and Dr. George Church
51 min
100
#160 - Ten Years After the Global Financial Cri...
52 min