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Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.

Latest Episodes

Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

How can we protect ourselves fromcoronavirus? How long will the current situation last? Why has the death rate been so high in Italy? And why have some other countries apparently been more successful at reducing the spread of thevirus? This episode is from a live online event that we staged on Friday March 27, and it features science broadcaster Xand Van Tulleken, epidemiologist David Heymann, economist Linda Yueh and disease control expert Bharat Pankhania. Stay tuned for more information about online Intelligence Squared events. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

69 MIN1 d ago
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Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

Coronavirus and Morality: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ritula Shah in conversation

The UK's former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks appears in this special episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast, recorded remotely while he self-isolates in his home. In an in-depth discussion with the BBC's Ritula Shah, he discusses how our society can restore its sense of morality and the common good during the coronavirus pandemic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN5 d ago
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Coronavirus and Morality: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ritula Shah in conversation

A Century of Conflict, with Rashid Khalidi and Jonathan Freedland

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been raging for decades, with seemingly no end in sight. In this episode, we are joined byRashidKhalidi, Palestinian-American historian andEdward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of a new book, titledThe Hundred Years' War On Palestine, and in this episode he appears in conversation with The Guardian's Jonathan Freedland for a challenging examination of his perspective on the conflict. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

65 MIN1 w ago
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A Century of Conflict, with Rashid Khalidi and Jonathan Freedland

Radical Uncertainty, with Mervyn King, John Kay and Jesse Norman

In these incredibly uncertain times, we're exploring the concept of 'radical uncertainty' in this episode with Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, alongside renowned economist John Kay and Jesse Norman MP. Mervyn and John are the co-authors of a new book titledRadical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers, and in this episode they discuss the most successful - and most short-sighted - methods of dealing with an unknowable future usinghistory, mathematics, economics and philosophy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

52 MIN1 w ago
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Radical Uncertainty, with Mervyn King, John Kay and Jesse Norman

Kate Murphy and Ros Urwin on the Importance of Listening

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you? At work, we’re taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We’re not listening. And no one is listening to us. This episode featuresKateMurphy, the New York Times contributor and bestselling author ofYou're Not Listening, in conversation with Ros Urwin of the Sunday Times, on the importance of listening to us as a society and as individuals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN2 w ago
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Kate Murphy and Ros Urwin on the Importance of Listening

Eighty Is The New Thirty: A Guide To Getting Older With Daniel Levitin and Camilla Cavendish

What are the most effective ways to keep our brains fit? Should we be learning a new language or using cognitive training apps? Should we ever retire? Will we soon be able to slow down the ageing process by taking special pills that work at the level of our DNA? Unpacking these questions on this episode of the podcast is Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and the bestselling author ofThe Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Ageing Well, in conversation with theaward-winning journalist and campaigner, Camilla Cavendish who has travelled the world interviewing leading experts for her bookExtra Time: 10 Lessons for an Ageing World. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

58 MIN2 w ago
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Eighty Is The New Thirty: A Guide To Getting Older With Daniel Levitin and Camilla Cavendish

One Of Them, with Michael Cashman and Razia Iqbal

Michael Cashman has been an actor, a politician and one of the pioneers of the struggle for LGBT equality in the UK. He is the author of a new book titled One Of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square and in this episode of the podcast he was interviewed by Razia Iqbal of the BBC on his fascinating life and career, as well as the stirring history of the British LGBT rights movement. Photo: Nikki Powell For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

41 MIN3 w ago
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One Of Them, with Michael Cashman and Razia Iqbal

Difficult Women: The Defining Fights of Feminism, with Helen Lewis and Caroline Criado Perez

In this episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast we are joined by Helen Lewis, staff writer for the Atlantic, who claims thattoo many pioneers of women’s rights have been whitewashed or forgotten because society likes its heroines to be cuddly and safe. Lewis believes it’s time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women, and on Tuesday February 25 she came to the Intelligence Squared stage to set out the arguments of her new book,Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.She appeared in conversation with the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

60 MIN3 w ago
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Difficult Women: The Defining Fights of Feminism, with Helen Lewis and Caroline Criado Perez

Why Myanmar Matters, with Thant Myint-U and Ros Urwin

In this episode we are joined byThant Myint-U, the Burmese historian, former adviser to the President of Myanmar, and author ofThe Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century.In this podcast,Thantexplores the fascinating history ofMyanmar, and how after a promising period of hope following the end of military rule, the country spiralled into horrific intercommunal violence with the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Photo credit: Thurein Aung For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

50 MINMAR 4
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Why Myanmar Matters, with Thant Myint-U and Ros Urwin

Armando Iannucci, Jess Phillips and Jan Ravens on Satire in an Age of Absurdity

EHas satire lost its power in this new world of fake news and ‘alternative facts’ - when our leaders lie so blatantly and frequently, and still manage to get away with it? Or is humour a more important tool than ever to hold those in power to account? We were joined by celebrated comedy writer and producer Armando Iannucci, Labour MP Jess Phillips, and satirist and impressionist Jan Ravens to unpack these questions live on stage at the Union chapel in London. The event was chaired by journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MINFEB 29
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Armando Iannucci, Jess Phillips and Jan Ravens on Satire in an Age of Absurdity

Latest Episodes

Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

How can we protect ourselves fromcoronavirus? How long will the current situation last? Why has the death rate been so high in Italy? And why have some other countries apparently been more successful at reducing the spread of thevirus? This episode is from a live online event that we staged on Friday March 27, and it features science broadcaster Xand Van Tulleken, epidemiologist David Heymann, economist Linda Yueh and disease control expert Bharat Pankhania. Stay tuned for more information about online Intelligence Squared events. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

69 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

Coronavirus and Morality: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ritula Shah in conversation

The UK's former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks appears in this special episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast, recorded remotely while he self-isolates in his home. In an in-depth discussion with the BBC's Ritula Shah, he discusses how our society can restore its sense of morality and the common good during the coronavirus pandemic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Coronavirus and Morality: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ritula Shah in conversation

A Century of Conflict, with Rashid Khalidi and Jonathan Freedland

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been raging for decades, with seemingly no end in sight. In this episode, we are joined byRashidKhalidi, Palestinian-American historian andEdward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of a new book, titledThe Hundred Years' War On Palestine, and in this episode he appears in conversation with The Guardian's Jonathan Freedland for a challenging examination of his perspective on the conflict. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

65 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A Century of Conflict, with Rashid Khalidi and Jonathan Freedland

Radical Uncertainty, with Mervyn King, John Kay and Jesse Norman

In these incredibly uncertain times, we're exploring the concept of 'radical uncertainty' in this episode with Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, alongside renowned economist John Kay and Jesse Norman MP. Mervyn and John are the co-authors of a new book titledRadical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers, and in this episode they discuss the most successful - and most short-sighted - methods of dealing with an unknowable future usinghistory, mathematics, economics and philosophy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Radical Uncertainty, with Mervyn King, John Kay and Jesse Norman

Kate Murphy and Ros Urwin on the Importance of Listening

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you? At work, we’re taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We’re not listening. And no one is listening to us. This episode featuresKateMurphy, the New York Times contributor and bestselling author ofYou're Not Listening, in conversation with Ros Urwin of the Sunday Times, on the importance of listening to us as a society and as individuals. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Kate Murphy and Ros Urwin on the Importance of Listening

Eighty Is The New Thirty: A Guide To Getting Older With Daniel Levitin and Camilla Cavendish

What are the most effective ways to keep our brains fit? Should we be learning a new language or using cognitive training apps? Should we ever retire? Will we soon be able to slow down the ageing process by taking special pills that work at the level of our DNA? Unpacking these questions on this episode of the podcast is Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and the bestselling author ofThe Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist’s Guide to Ageing Well, in conversation with theaward-winning journalist and campaigner, Camilla Cavendish who has travelled the world interviewing leading experts for her bookExtra Time: 10 Lessons for an Ageing World. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Eighty Is The New Thirty: A Guide To Getting Older With Daniel Levitin and Camilla Cavendish

One Of Them, with Michael Cashman and Razia Iqbal

Michael Cashman has been an actor, a politician and one of the pioneers of the struggle for LGBT equality in the UK. He is the author of a new book titled One Of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square and in this episode of the podcast he was interviewed by Razia Iqbal of the BBC on his fascinating life and career, as well as the stirring history of the British LGBT rights movement. Photo: Nikki Powell For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

41 MIN3 w ago
Comments
One Of Them, with Michael Cashman and Razia Iqbal

Difficult Women: The Defining Fights of Feminism, with Helen Lewis and Caroline Criado Perez

In this episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast we are joined by Helen Lewis, staff writer for the Atlantic, who claims thattoo many pioneers of women’s rights have been whitewashed or forgotten because society likes its heroines to be cuddly and safe. Lewis believes it’s time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women, and on Tuesday February 25 she came to the Intelligence Squared stage to set out the arguments of her new book,Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.She appeared in conversation with the feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and BBC broadcaster Samira Ahmed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Difficult Women: The Defining Fights of Feminism, with Helen Lewis and Caroline Criado Perez

Why Myanmar Matters, with Thant Myint-U and Ros Urwin

In this episode we are joined byThant Myint-U, the Burmese historian, former adviser to the President of Myanmar, and author ofThe Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century.In this podcast,Thantexplores the fascinating history ofMyanmar, and how after a promising period of hope following the end of military rule, the country spiralled into horrific intercommunal violence with the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Photo credit: Thurein Aung For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

50 MINMAR 4
Comments
Why Myanmar Matters, with Thant Myint-U and Ros Urwin

Armando Iannucci, Jess Phillips and Jan Ravens on Satire in an Age of Absurdity

EHas satire lost its power in this new world of fake news and ‘alternative facts’ - when our leaders lie so blatantly and frequently, and still manage to get away with it? Or is humour a more important tool than ever to hold those in power to account? We were joined by celebrated comedy writer and producer Armando Iannucci, Labour MP Jess Phillips, and satirist and impressionist Jan Ravens to unpack these questions live on stage at the Union chapel in London. The event was chaired by journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MINFEB 29
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Armando Iannucci, Jess Phillips and Jan Ravens on Satire in an Age of Absurdity

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