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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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#176 - Is the Two-Party System Good for Democracy?
With Joanne Freeman, Yascha Mounk, Norman Ornstein, Lee Drutman, and Katherine Gehl
51 min
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#175 - Is it Time to Expand Nuclear Power?
With Bill Nye, Kirsty Gogan, Daniel Poneman, Gregory Jaczko, and Arjun Makhijani
51 min
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Ezra Klein on Why We're Polarized
49 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bonus Episode: How Europe Is Answering to "Amer...
32 min
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#153 - Is Social Media Good for Democracy?
With Jeff Jarvis, Emily Parker, Franklin Foer, and Roger McNamee
49 min
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#126 - Should the U.S. Give Undocumented Immigr...
With Angela Kelley, Steven Camarota, Marielena Hincapié, and Rich Lowry
52 min
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#134 - Is Universal Basic Income the Safety Net...
With Charles Murray, Andrew Stern, Jared Bernstein, and Jason Furman
50 min
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#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
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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
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#160 - Ten Years After the Global Financial Cri...
52 min
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Season Preview: New Year, New Debates
3 min
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#83 - Should We Avoid Eating Anything With A Face?
51 min
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#105 - Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?
With Nicholas Carr, Genevieve Bell, Andrew Keen, and David Weinberger
51 min
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#159 - Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Soul?
With Noam Cohen, Leslie Berlin, Dipayan Ghosh, and Joshua McKenty
50 min
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An IQ2US Thanksgiving Tradition
With former National Public Radio CEO, Ken Stern
40 min
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#158 - Is Trump Bad for Comedy?
With P.J. O'Rourke, Kurt Andersen, Sara Schaefer, and Billy Kimball
50 min
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#157 - Will Progressive Populism Save The Democ...
With Karine Jean-Pierre, Jonathan Cowan, Jeff Weaver, and Steven Rattner
50 min
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#156 - Will Retail Alliances Fix the U.S. Healt...
With Dr. Rajaie Batniji, Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz, W. Gregg Slager, and Rosemarie Day
51 min
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#155 - Unresolved: U.S. National Security
With Derek Chollet, John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen F. Cohen, Kori Schake, and Reuel Marc Gerecht
51 min
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Join IQ2US Live in New York
Trump's America on the World Stage
4 min
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#154 - Has Globalization Undermined the America...
With Thea Lee, Jason Furman, Jared Bernstein, and James Manyika
50 min
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#153 - Is Social Media Good For Democracy?
With Jeff Jarvis, Franklin Foer, Emily Parker, and Roger McNamee
50 min
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#152 - Trigger Warning: Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?
With David L. Hudson Jr., Ashutosh Bhagwat, Suzanne Nossel, and Michael S. Roth
50 min
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#151 - Will Automation Crash Democracy?
With Ian Bremmer, Andrew Keen, Yascha Mounk, and Alina Polyakova
52 min
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#150 - Can Negotiations Denuclearize North Korea?
With Suki Kim, Suzanne DiMaggio, Sue Mi Terry, Bonnie Jenkins, and Mira Rapp-Hooper
51 min
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#149 - Is Bitcoin More Than A Bubble?
With Patrick Byrne, Eric Posner, Tim Draper, and Gillian Tett
52 min
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#148 - Should Net Neutrality Be Saved?
With Mitchell Baker, Nick Gillespie, Tom Wheeler, and Michael Katz
51 min
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#147 - As We Evolve, Do We Need God Less?
With Heather Berlin, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Michael Shermer, and Dr. Anoop Kumar
51 min
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#146 - Does Humanitarian Intervention Do More H...
The debaters are Frank Ledwidge, Bernard Kouchner, Rajan Menon, Rajan Menon, and Kori Schake.
50 min
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#145 - Have Dating Apps Killed Romance?
With Eric Klinenberg, Helen Fisher, Manoush Zomorodi, and Tom Jacques, and a conversation with special guest, Daniel Jones
50 min
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#144 - Unresolved: America's Economic Outlook
With Jason Furman, Simon Johnson, Stephen Moore, Dambisa Moyo, and Gillian Tett.
50 min
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#143 - Do Liberals Hold the Moral High Ground?
With Howard Dean, David Brooks, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Robert George
50 min
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Guns, Bibles, & Breaking Bread: A Thanksgiving ...
With former National Public Radio CEO, Ken Stern
38 min
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#142 - Should College Athletes Be Paid?
With Joe Nocera, Christine Brennan, Andy Schwarz, and Len Elmore
50 min
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#141 - Is Western Democracy In Danger?
With Bernard-Henri Levy, Clive Crook, Yascha Mounk, and Kori Schake
50 min
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#140 - Is the U.S. Healthcare System Terminally...
With Shannon Brownlee, Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Dr. Robert Pearl, and Dr. David T. Feinberg
50 min
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#139 - Face-Off with China: Foreign Policy in t...
With Gen. David H. Petraeus, Max Boot, Ian Bremmer, Elizabeth Economy, Noah Feldman, and David Shambaugh
50 min
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How to Debate... Yourself.
One Nation Undecided: A Conversation with Peter Schuck
20 min
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A Summer Challenge: Radical Rethinking
Are you willing to change your mind on abortion? What about immigration? Education?
31 min
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The State of Debate on Capitol Hill: The Americ...
Former Congressman Mickey Edwards and Host John Donvan discuss the lost art of democratic debate in Congress.
26 min
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#138 - Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Ke...
With Stewart Baker, Michael Chertoff, John Yoo, and Catherine Crump
51 min
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#137 - Will Video Games Make Us Smarter?
With Daphne Bavelier, Elias Aboujaoude, Asi Burak, and Walter R. Boot
50 min
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#136 - Unresolved: Trump's First 100 Days
With Jamelle Bouie, Ian Bremmer, Kris Kobach, Rich Lowry, and Jennifer Rubin
55 min
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#135 - Has Walmart Been Good For America?
With John Tierney, Richard K. Vedder, Nelson Lichtenstein, Amy Traub
51 min
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#134 - Is Universal Basic Income the Safety Net...
With Charles Murray, Andrew Stern, Jared Bernstein and Jason Furman
51 min
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#133 - Are Charter Schools Overrated?
With Gary Miron, Jeanne Allen, Julian Vasquez Heilig, and Gerard Robinson
52 min
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#132 - Has the U.S.-Saudi "Special Relationship...
With Madawi Al-Rasheed, F. Gregory Gause, Mark P. Lagon, and James Jeffrey
50 min
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#131 - Should We Give Trump a Chance?
With Clive Crook, David Frum, Gayle Trotter, and Michael Waldman
50 min
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#130 - Is Policing Racially Biased?
With Gloria Browne Marshall, Heather Mac Donald, Marq Claxton, and Harry Stern
50 min
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#129 - Should States Call a Convention to Amend...
With Lawrence Lessig, David Super, Mark Meckler, and Walter Olson
50 min
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#128 - Is Obama's Foreign Policy a Failure?
With Eliot Cohen, Derek Chollet, Kristen Silverberg, and Vikram Singh
50 min
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#127 - Has Gerrymandering Destroyed the Politic...
With Caroline Fredrickson, Nolan McCarty, David Daley, and Chris Jankowski
50 min
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#126 - Should We Give Undocumented Immigrants a...
With Angela Kelley, Steven Camarota, Marielena Hincapié, and Rich Lowry
50 min
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#125 - Is "Big Pharma" to Blame for Rising Heal...
With Ezekiel Emanuel, Lori Reilly, Neera Tanden, and Paul Howard.
53 min
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#124 - Are the Elites to Blame for the Trump Ph...
With Timothy Carney, Jennifer Rubin, Ben Domenech, and Bret Stephens
50 min
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#123 - Climate Change: Has the EPA Gone Overboard?
With Charles McConnell, Carl Pope, Michael Nasi, and Jody Freeman.
50 min
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Bonus Podcast: The GOP Must Seize The Center Or...
With David Brooks, Laura Ingraham, Mickey Edwards, and Ralph Reed
6 min
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Bonus Podcast: The Supreme Court Considers Raci...
With Roger Clegg, Deborah Archer, Stuart Taylor, Jr., and Erwin Chemerinsky
46 min
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#122 - Has The President Usurped The Constituti...
With Michael McConnell, Adam Cox, Carrie Severino, and Eric Posner.
51 min
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#121 - Do Hunters Conserve Wildlife?
With Anthony Licata, Catherine Semcer, Wayne Pacelle, and Adam Roberts
55 min
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#120 - Eliminate Corporate Subsidies
With Jack Abramoff, Kate Gordon, Zephyr Teachout, and Michael Lind.
54 min
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#119 - Should We Trust The Promise Of Artificia...
With Andrew Keen, Jaron Lanier, James Hughes and Martine Rothblatt
51 min
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#118 - Is Free Speech Threatened On Campus?
With Wendy Kaminer, Shaun Harper, John McWhorter, and Jason Stanley
51 min
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#117 - Are Lifespans Long Enough?
With Ian Ground, Aubrey de Grey, Paul Root Wolpe, and Brian Kennedy
53 min
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#116 - Should The U.S. Let In 100,000 Syrian Re...
With Robert Ford, David Frum, David Miliband, and Jessica Vaughan
50 min
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#115 - Does The Equal Protection Clause Forbid ...
With Roger Clegg, Deborah Archer, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Stuart Taylor, Jr.
52 min
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#114 - Can Central Banks Print Prosperity?
With Roger Bootle, Edward Conard, Simon Johnson, and Andrew Huszar
53 min
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#113 - Do U.S. Prosecutors Have Too Much Power?
With Paul Butler, David Hoffman, Nancy Gertner, and Reid Schar
50 min
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#112 - Should College Students Be Allowed To Ta...
With Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, Eric Racine, Nita Farahany, and Nicole Vincent
50 min
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#111 - Should We Raise The Federal Gas Tax To F...
With Shailen Bhatt, Adrian Moore, Alison Premo Black, and Stephen Moore
50 min
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Bonus Podcast: Is Death Final?
With Dr. Eben Alexander, Sean Carroll, Dr. Raymond Moody, and Dr. Steven Novella
46 min
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#110 - Are China And The U.S. Long-Term Enemies?
With Peter Brookes, Robert Daly, John Mearsheimer, and Kevin Rudd
55 min
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#109 - Should Courts Or Campuses Decide Sexual ...
With Jed Rubenfeld, Michelle Anderson, Stephen Schulhofer, and Jeannie Suk
52 min
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Bonus Podcast: Should We Abolish the Minimum Wage?
With James A. Dorn, Jared Bernstein, Russell Roberts, and Karen Kornbluh
48 min
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#108 - Does The U.S. Need To Defeat ISIS, Or Is...
With Michèle Flournoy, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Philip Zelikow, and Dov Zakheim
50 min
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Bonus Podcast: Israel Can Live With A Nuclear Iran
James Dobbins, Reuven Pedatzur, Shmuel Bar, Jeffery Goldberg
50 min
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Bonus Podcast: Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Megan McArdle, Jonathan Chait, Dr. Douglas Kamerow
47 min
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Bonus Podcast: Men Are Finished
Hannah Rosin, Dan Abrams, Christina Hoff Sommers, David ZIncZenko
50 min