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Intelligence Squared

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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 podcast every Friday.

  1. 1.
    Caitlyn Jenner on Identity and Self-Realisation12 January 2018
    57:22
  2. 2.
    David Brooks on the Road to Character5 January 2018
    59:06
  3. 3.
    Inside The Head Of Terry Gilliam29 December 2017
    1:00:01
  4. 4.
    Joseph Stiglitz on the Great Divide22 December 2017
    1:00:12
  5. 5.
    Stephen Fry and Friends on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens15 December 2017
    46:50
  6. 6.
    Words that Changed The World, with Jeremy Irons and Carey Mulligan8 December 2017
    1:39:34
  7. 7.
    Brave New World vs Ninety Eighty-Four1 December 2017
    1:29:25
  8. 8.
    Michael Lewis On How Behavioural Economics Changed The World24 November 2017
    1:00:19
  1. 9.
    Jaron Lanier on the Future of Our Digital Lives17 November 2017
    57:07
  2. 10.
    Neville Chamberlain did the right thing: Appeasement of Hitler was the best policy for the British government in the 1930s10 November 2017
    1:00:44
  3. 11.
    Me, My Selfie and I: Self-Expression in the Digital Age3 November 2017
    58:48
  4. 12.
    Warfare: The New Rules - The Cyber Threat to States, Businesses and All of Us26 October 2017
    1:00:56
  5. 13.
    Oslo: Can We Bring Peace Between Enemies?19 October 2017
    56:32
  6. 14.
    Niall Ferguson on History's Hidden Networks12 October 2017
    1:00:51
  7. 15.
    Randall Munroe with Marcus du Sautoy on Making the Complicated Simple5 October 2017
    1:01:17
  8. 16.
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on hitting refresh and seizing the opportunity of the digital revolution28 September 2017
    1:00:28
  9. 17.
    Napoleon the Great? A debate with Andrew Roberts, Adam Zamoyski and Jeremy Paxman21 September 2017
    1:00:12
  10. 18.
    The Great Realignment: Britain's Political Identity Crisis14 September 2017
    1:01:05
  11. 19.
    Sam Harris on the Science of Good and Evil7 September 2017
    1:00:03
  12. 20.
    Is London too rich to be interesting?31 August 2017
    1:01:19
  13. 21.
    Atheism is the new Fundamentalism, with Richard Dawkins and Richard Harries24 August 2017
    1:01:18
  14. 22.
    The Elders in conversation with Jon Snow (Pres. Jimmy Carter, Archbp. Desmond Tutu & Mary Robinson)17 August 2017
    1:01:14
  15. 23.
    The Allied bombing of German cities in World War II was unjustifiable10 August 2017
    58:48
  16. 24.
    Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War4 August 2017
    59:39
  17. 25.
    Marina Abramović on art, performance, time and nothingness27 July 2017
    59:14
  18. 26.
    The EU is Failing Europe's Citizens20 July 2017
    56:46
  19. 27.
    Francis Fukuyama with David Runciman - Democracy: Even the Best Ideas Can Fail13 July 2017
    59:33
  20. 28.
    Naomi Klein on Donald Trump and the new shock politics 6 July 2017
    50:03
  21. 29.
    Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai and Adam Grant on Facing Adversity, Building Resilience And Finding Joy29 June 2017
    1:00:53
  22. 30.
    Daniel Dennett on Tools To Transform Our Thinking22 June 2017
    59:22
  23. 31.
    It's time to bring Russia in from the cold: Rapprochement is in the West's best interests15 June 2017
    59:30
  24. 32.
    Europe on the Edge8 June 2017
    1:00:55
  25. 33.
    Can innovation transform London into a carbon neutral city?1 June 2017
    51:15
  26. 34.
    Fake News: The Facts25 May 2017
    1:01:40
  27. 35.
    How to Think Like a Freak: Learn How to Make Smarter Decisions with the authors of "Freakonomics"18 May 2017
    59:47
  28. 36.
    Between You and I The English Language Is Going To The Dogs11 May 2017
    1:41:57
  29. 37.
    An Evening with Slavoj Žižek4 May 2017
    1:00:55
  30. 38.
    Trump is Making America Great Again27 April 2017
    1:00:45
  31. 39.
    Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World20 April 2017
    1:01:18
  32. 40.
    Has the Political Establishment Failed America?13 April 2017
    1:00:58
  33. 41.
    Whose Prosperity? How Can We Build Inclusive and Sustainable Economies?6 April 2017
    1:01:04
  34. 42.
    Social Media is Killing Art30 March 2017
    59:55
  35. 43.
    Niall Ferguson On The Six Killer Apps Of Western Civilisation24 March 2017
    59:26
  36. 44.
    Don’t give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity17 March 2017
    1:01:06
  37. 45.
    Feminism Is For Everyone10 March 2017
    59:44
  38. 46.
    Jeffrey Sachs on America and a New World Order3 March 2017
    1:00:55
  39. 47.
    Daniel Dennett on the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI24 February 2017
    1:00:58
  40. 48.
    The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat17 February 2017
    1:00:36
  41. 49.
    Steven Pinker on Good Writing, with Ian McEwan10 February 2017
    1:00:50
  42. 50.
    Queen Elizabeth I vs Queen Victoria3 February 2017
    1:15:33
  43. 51.
    Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration27 January 2017
    1:00:54
  44. 52.
    The New Optimism, with Matt Ridley, Johan Norberg, David Runciman and Laura Kuenssberg20 January 2017
    1:01:18
  45. 53.
    Steven Pinker on The Better Angels of Our Nature13 January 2017
    1:01:15
  46. 54.
    The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Cannot Rock the Boardroom6 January 2017
    45:53
  47. 55.
    William Gibson on 'Zero History', with Cory Doctorow30 December 2016
    59:19
  48. 56.
    Dan Pink on the Science of Buoyancy23 December 2016
    59:58
  49. 57.
    Tim Harford on the Importance of Being Messy16 December 2016
    1:00:08
  50. 58.
    Trump: An American Tragedy?9 December 2016
    1:01:21
  51. 59.
    Ian Fleming vs John le Carré2 December 2016
    1:24:36
  52. 60.
    The Rise of Populism and the Backlash Against the Elites, with Jonathan Haidt and Nick Clegg25 November 2016
    1:00:36
  53. 61.
    No Backsliding On Brexit: Britain Should Prioritise Controlling Its Borders Over Staying In The European Single Market18 November 2016
    1:00:43
  54. 62.
    One size doesn’t fit all: Democracy is not always the best form of government11 November 2016
    46:24
  55. 63.
    Let Them Eat Meat: There is Nothing Wrong With Rearing and Killing Animals for Human Consumption4 November 2016
    1:01:00
  56. 64.
    An Anatomy Of Truth: Conversations on Truth-Telling27 October 2016
    1:00:40
  57. 65.
    Pornography is Good For Us: Without it We Would Be a Far More Repressed Society20 October 2016
    59:56
  58. 66.
    PJ O'Rourke on the US Presidential Clash14 October 2016
    1:00:21
  59. 67.
    The Gene: Unlocking the Human Code, with Siddhartha Mukherjee7 October 2016
    1:00:42
  60. 68.
    Karl Marx Was Right30 September 2016
    59:41
  61. 69.
    The End of Antibiotics?23 September 2016
    1:08:38
  62. 70.
    Yuval Noah Harari on the Myths we Need to Survive19 September 2016
    1:01:02
  63. 71.
    David Eagleman on the Science of De- (and Re-) Humanisation (and Why it Matters)16 September 2016
    1:00:24
  64. 72.
    Yuval Noah Harari on the Rise of Homo Deus9 September 2016
    1:00:05
  65. 73.
    Museums are Bad at Telling us Why Art Matters2 September 2016
    58:34
  66. 74.
    P J O'Rourke: The Funniest Man in America10 August 2016
    59:34
  67. 75.
    Brexit Britain – Our Divided Nation31 July 2016
    50:05
  68. 76.
    Brexit Britain - Political Fallout31 July 2016
    44:49
  69. 77.
    Carlo Rovelli and Christophe Galfard on the Architecture of the Universe29 July 2016
    1:00:12
  70. 78.
    Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary22 July 2016
    1:00:06
  71. 79.
    Ancient Worlds: A Meeting of East and West15 July 2016
    57:46
  72. 80.
    Brexit: What Next?5 July 2016
    1:26:20
  73. 81.
    Yes, he Can! No, he couldn't. Obama Is A Failed President23 June 2016
    1:00:43
  74. 82.
    One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Democracy is Not Always the Best Form of Government22 June 2016
    46:05
  75. 83.
    The Return of History and the Death of Democracy, with Peter Frankopan and Kwasi Kwarteng17 June 2016
    1:00:36
  76. 84.
    The Benefits System Perpetuates Misery11 June 2016
    59:45
  77. 85.
    Let the bad guys be: foreign intervention does more harm than good3 June 2016
    59:41
  78. 86.
    The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit Debate27 May 2016
    1:24:42
  79. 87.
    Is the Party Over for Economic Growth? When economic stagnation becomes the new normal20 May 2016
    59:48
  80. 88.
    Assisted suicide should be legalised13 May 2016
    1:00:21
  81. 89.
    Michael Sandel on the Moral Limits of Markets6 May 2016
    1:00:20
  82. 90.
    Tony Blair on Trial29 April 2016
    1:01:08
  83. 91.
    The Future of Health: When Death Becomes Optional22 April 2016
    1:00:08
  84. 92.
    Art Today Has Sold Out To The Market15 April 2016
    1:00:15
  85. 93.
    Democracy is India's Achilles' heel8 April 2016
    59:54
  86. 94.
    George Steiner on the Poetry of Thought31 March 2016
    1:00:29
  87. 95.
    The United Nations is terminally paralysed: the democratic world needs a forum of its own24 March 2016
    46:18
  88. 96.
    Obama's foreign policy is a gift to America's enemies18 March 2016
    46:41
  89. 97.
    Both Britain and the EU would be happier if they got divorced10 March 2016
    46:33
  90. 98.
    The Trouble with This Country Is the Daily Mail4 March 2016
    59:23
  91. 99.
    Umberto Eco in conversation with Paul Holdengräber26 February 2016
    59:22
  92. 100.
    Defeating Isis means Western Boots on the Ground19 February 2016
    1:01:17
  93. 101.
    The Catholic Church is Beyond Redemption: Pope Francis Cannot Save it12 February 2016
    58:34
  94. 102.
    Greece versus Rome, with Boris Johnson and Mary Beard5 February 2016
    1:01:59
  95. 103.
    What Next For Feminism?29 January 2016
    1:00:56
  96. 104.
    From The Library: The Art World Is A Boys' Club18 January 2016
    1:00:08
  97. 105.
    Anthony Sattin on Cairo15 January 2016
    57:19
  98. 106.
    From the Library - Daniel Goleman On Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfilment8 January 2016
    1:01:02
  99. 107.
    From the Library: The Parthenon Marbles Should Be Returned To Athens30 December 2015
    46:14
  100. 108.
    From the Library: Terry Eagleton in conversation with Roger Scruton18 December 2015
    1:02:32
  101. 109.
    The Right To Bear Arms Is A Freedom Too Far10 December 2015
    50:31
  102. 110.
    Effective Altruism: A Better Way to Lead an Ethical Life4 December 2015
    1:00:59
  103. 111.
    The Great European Refugees And Migrants Debate27 November 2015
    1:01:22
  104. 112.
    Fight Your Own Battles: Foreign powers shouldn't intervene in the Middle East18 November 2015
    1:01:09
  105. 113.
    The Nuclear Deal With Iran Won't Make the World a Safer Place12 November 2015
    1:02:05
  106. 114.
    Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Alchemist of the Ordinary6 November 2015
    1:00:59
  107. 115.
    The Art of Political Power, with Robert Caro and William Hague30 October 2015
    1:01:16
  108. 116.
    China picks better leaders than the West23 October 2015
    58:48
  109. 117.
    Niall Ferguson: Henry Kissinger Reappraised, with Andrew Roberts16 October 2015
    1:01:04
  110. 118.
    Inside The Head Of Terry Gilliam9 October 2015
    1:00:25
  111. 119.
    Let's end the tyranny of the test. Relentless school testing demeans education2 October 2015
    1:02:01
  112. 120.
    Yuval Noah Harari on the myths we need to survive25 September 2015
    1:01:02
  113. 121.
    From the Library: Western Liberal Democracy Would Be Wrong for China18 September 2015
    1:03:23
  114. 122.
    Ten Years After 9/11: The World Remade11 September 2015
    1:01:12
  115. 123.
    From the Library: Jimmy Carter in Conversation with Jon Snow4 September 2015
    59:52
  116. 124.
    Europe is failing its Muslims28 August 2015
    46:37
  117. 125.
    From the Library: Robert Macfarlane on Landscape and the Human Heart20 August 2015
    58:48
  118. 126.
    Norman Stone on Istanbul14 August 2015
    1:00:00
  119. 127.
    Israel Is Destroying Itself With Its Settlement Policy7 August 2015
    1:00:38
  120. 128.
    Roberto Saviano on the War Against Organised Crime31 July 2015
    48:34
  121. 129.
    John Gray and Adam Phillips in conversation on humankind's search for immortality24 July 2015
    1:00:06
  122. 130.
    Digital Summit Highlights: 'London's Star Tech Enterprise' and 'Who we are on the Web'15 July 2015
    53:00
  123. 131.
    Churchill was more a liability than an asset to the free world10 July 2015
    55:02
  124. 132.
    Digital Summit Highlights: 'The Hopes of the Pioneers' and 'Artificial Intelligence'2 July 2015
    48:55
  125. 133.
    From the library: Angela Merkel is destroying Europe1 July 2015
    47:11
  126. 134.
    The West should get out of bed with the House Of Saud25 June 2015
    46:55
  127. 135.
    The internet is a failed utopia18 June 2015
    52:32
  128. 136.
    Faramerz Dabhoiwala on the Origins of Sex10 June 2015
    56:38
  129. 137.
    David Brooks on the Road to Character4 June 2015
    59:30
  130. 138.
    Joseph Stiglitz on the Great Divide28 May 2015
    59:23
  131. 139.
    Spotlight On Piketty21 May 2015
    57:40
  132. 140.
    Post-Election Dissection14 May 2015
    59:10
  133. 141.
    Simon Sebag Montefiore on Jerusalem8 May 2015
    1:00:12
  134. 142.
    The World Needs Religion Even if it Doesn't Need God29 April 2015
    59:01
  135. 143.
    The Future of Parliamentary Democracy24 April 2015
    1:06:56
  136. 144.
    Can art be taught to the Facebook generation?17 April 2015
    1:00:37
  137. 145.
    Burgundy vs Bordeaux, with Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson9 April 2015
    59:40
  138. 146.
    The Extreme Present: An Evening of Self-Help for Planet Earth2 April 2015
    59:28
  139. 147.
    The Art World is a Boys' Club26 March 2015
    1:00:08
  140. 148.
    Muhammad Yunus on a new kind of capitalism20 March 2015
    1:00:01
  141. 149.
    Be afraid, be very afraid: the robots are coming and they will destroy our livelihoods13 March 2015
    58:37
  142. 150.
    Rembrandt Vs Vermeer: The Titans of Dutch Painting5 March 2015
    1:00:11
  143. 151.
    Money can grow on trees: what's good for nature is good for business27 February 2015
    1:00:00
  144. 152.
    Keep 'em off the streets and behind bars: tough prison sentences mean a safer society19 February 2015
    1:00:10
  145. 153.
    Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning12 February 2015
    1:00:13
  146. 154.
    Art must be beautiful5 February 2015
    58:40
  147. 155.
    An evening with Britain's best poets29 January 2015
    1:24:05
  148. 156.
    The High Street is dead, long live the High Street22 January 2015
    1:29:34
  149. 157.
    The War on Terror was the right response to 9/1115 January 2015
    47:06
  150. 158.
    Bernard-Henri Lévy on the Libyan intervention and universal values8 January 2015
    1:20:34
  151. 159.
    Beware of the dragon: Africa should not look to China23 December 2014
    1:38:15
  152. 160.
    Umberto Eco In Conversation With Paul Holdengräber18 December 2014
    1:31:18
  153. 161.
    Brian Cox & Alice Roberts on the Incredible Unlikeliness of Human Existence11 December 2014
    1:27:32
  154. 162.
    P.J. O'Rourke: The Funniest Man in America4 December 2014
    1:30:34
  155. 163.
    I'd rather Be a Roundhead than a Cavalier26 November 2014
    1:28:16
  156. 164.
    David Grossman in conversation with Linda Grant20 November 2014
    1:26:09
  157. 165.
    Psychiatrists & the pharma industry are to blame for the current ‘epidemic’ of mental disorders13 November 2014
    1:32:50
  158. 166.
    William Gibson on 'Zero History' with Cory Doctorow7 November 2014
    1:16:36
  159. 167.
    Stop Bashing Christians! Britain has become an anti-Christian country30 October 2014
    1:48:55
  160. 168.
    Is London too rich to be interesting?23 October 2014
    1:26:05
  161. 169.
    Karen Armstrong on Religion and the History of Violence16 October 2014
    1:23:42
  162. 170.
    Napoleon The Great?9 October 2014
    1:25:42
  163. 171.
    Steven Pinker on Good Writing with Ian McEwan30 September 2014
    1:18:45
  164. 172.
    Francis Fukuyama in Conversation with David Runciman25 September 2014
    1:23:37
  165. 173.
    Marina Abramović on art, performance, time and nothingness18 September 2014
    1:22:14
  166. 174.
    History Shows Us That Scotland and England Would Be Better Off as Separate Kingdoms11 September 2014
    59:24
  167. 175.
    London Should Love Its Bankers4 September 2014
    1:35:02
  168. 176.
    Has Martin Luther King's Dream Been Realized?29 August 2014
    1:05:14
  169. 177.
    Money Can't Buy Happiness21 August 2014
    1:30:57
  170. 178.
    University is an unwise investment14 August 2014
    1:02:52
  171. 179.
    It's Time to End The War on Drugs4 August 2014
    2:11:11
  172. 180.
    "Contemporary Art Excludes the 99%"31 July 2014
    1:17:03
  173. 181.
    America's Drone Campaign Is Both Moral And Effective24 July 2014
    1:56:31
  174. 182.
    Sex, bugs & video tapes: the private lives of public figures deserve more protection from the press17 July 2014
    46:31
  175. 183.
    Art Schools Are Bad At Producing Good Artists10 July 2014
    1:31:28
  176. 184.
    Jesus Would Have Voted Democrat3 July 2014
    1:41:20
  177. 185.
    Shakespeare vs Milton: The Kings of English Literature Debate26 June 2014
    2:12:09
  178. 186.
    A Journey Into Outer Space, With Brian Cox19 June 2014
    1:54:11
  179. 187.
    VS Naipaul in Conversation With Geordie Greig12 June 2014
    1:18:03
  180. 188.
    Stop Poking the Bear: The West Needs to Engage with Putin Not Castigate Him5 June 2014
    46:38
  181. 189.
    How to Think Like a Freak: Learn How to Make Smarter Decisions with the authors of "Freakonomics"29 May 2014
    1:29:00
  182. 190.
    Look West Not East: South America Will be the 21st Century's Superpower21 May 2014
    1:39:59
  183. 191.
    The Allied Bombing of German Cities in World War Two Was Unjustifiable12 May 2014
    1:27:24
  184. 192.
    Calm Down Dears: State Snooping Is A Price Worth Paying For Our Security7 May 2014
    1:33:15
  185. 193.
    Western Parents Don't Know How to Bring Up Their Children1 May 2014
    1:29:03
  186. 194.
    The Making Of The Modern Middle East: Lawrence of Arabia and King Faisal I24 April 2014
    1:28:45
  187. 195.
    Britain Should Not Have Fought In The First World War17 April 2014
    1:40:20
  188. 196.
    Stephen Fry and Friends on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens11 April 2014
    46:01
  189. 197.
    The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Cannot Rock the Boardroom3 April 2014
    46:18
  190. 198.
    The Best Chance For Peace In Israel And Palestine Is For Uncle Sam To Butt Out27 March 2014
    1:48:05
  191. 199.
    One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Democracy is Not Always the Best Form of Government20 March 2014
    46:05
  192. 200.
    Sam Harris on the Science of Good and Evil13 March 2014
    1:22:50

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