Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates on the day’s most pressing issues. This award-winning series has produced more than 100 debates with topics ranging from the death penalty and GM foods, to the Middle East and same-sex marriage.

Intelligence Squared U.S. is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan, each episode brings together world thinkers, policy makers and journalists, two on two, arguing the pros and cons of cultural, domestic and foreign policy issues. Listeners weigh in and vote for a winning team. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains and informs. One-hour programs, monthly.


49 Pieces

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Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and bey...

Bought by WNYC and KUNM


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in th...

Bought by Prairie Public, KTSW 89.9, KUNM, WLPR, and WNYC


  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Will all of the recent goodwill gestures between North and South Korea lead to the one thing Washington wants most? Can a deal be struck that denuc...

Bought by WNYC, Prairie Public, KTOO, WLPR, and KCPW


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness? The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net ...

Bought by WNYC, WLPR, New Hampshire Public Radio, KCPW, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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For many, belief in a higher power is the foundation of human consciousness and the soul of social, political, and scientific progress. Some claim,...

Bought by WNYC, WGCU, WLPR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Does Humanitarian Intervention Cause More Harm Than Good?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The international community currently faces a global refugee crisis and mass atrocities in Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, and beyond. How should the ...

Bought by WGCU, WNYC, Prairie Public, WLPR, and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Have Dating Apps Killed Romance?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love. To date, more than 49 million Americans have given digital dating a try and the comp...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WGCU, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A special three-debate economics episode, asking: Is deregulation driving the booming economy? Can the Republican tax law spur economic growth? And...

Bought by WGCU and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Do conservative or liberal philosophies lead to more just outcomes? Opposing moral philosophies have long fueled debate about America’s policy goal...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Should College Athletes Be Paid? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
College sports is a big-money business, with football and basketball programs generating millions of dollars in revenue every year. While coaches a...

Bought by WLPR, WSKG, KVSC, Prairie Public, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Is Western Democracy in Danger? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Do populist and nationalist uprisings signal Western democracy’s certain decline? Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerativ...

Bought by WSKG, Boise State Public Radio, KCPW, and WGCU


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Is the U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Criticized by patients, providers, and politicians alike, the United States healthcare system is hardly a crowd-pleaser. Is the most expensive heal...

Bought by WSKG, WGCU, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent nat...

Bought by KCPW and WGCU


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Keep it from the Law? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Do you have a secret that no one else knows? Tech companies may promise to protect our data from prying eyes. But should that promise yield to law ...

Bought by WGCU, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, and KCPW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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As video games gain prominence, some game creators are turning to global issues, such as poverty alleviation, international diplomacy, and combatin...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. They say that the big-box retailer pushes out locally-owned businesses and mistr...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KCPW, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Imagine getting a check from the government every month. $600 guaranteed. It’s happening in Finland, where a pilot program is being launched to tes...

Bought by KCPW, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and WCPN


  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, e...

Bought by KCPW, WOSU, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Since 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship, with oil and military and intelligence cooperation at its foundation. B...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Donald Trump’s opponents argue that his unpredictable, autocratic style is a threat to both democratic ideals at home, and stability abroad. But ot...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WSKG, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3