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Intelligence Squared
Intelligence Squared
Intelligence Squared

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Episodes

How Inequality in Healthcare Makes Society Sick, with Layal Liverpool and Chris van Tulleken, Part Two

The is the second instalment of a two-part discussion. We’re living longer than ever before but we are also spending... more

20 Jul 2024 · 46 minutes
How Inequality in Healthcare Makes Society Sick, with Layal Liverpool and Chris van Tulleken, Part One

The is the first instalment of a two-part discussion. We’re living longer than ever before but we are also spending... more

19 Jul 2024 · 46 minutes
Surprise Gift: How Inherited Generational Traits Underpin Our Societies, with Harvey Whitehouse

Renowned social anthropologist Harvey Whitehouse is Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford... more

17 Jul 2024 · 52 minutes
Why Parenthood is a Numbers Game, with Emily Oster

Emily Oster is an economist whose analytical eye is often focused on how to make better sense of the data... more

15 Jul 2024 · 45 minutes
Archive – Can We Fix Capitalism? Yanis Varoufakis vs Gillian Tett

This is a dip back into the extensive Intelligence Squared archive from October, 2021. Should capitalism be reformed or replaced?... more

14 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Invisible Science of Gas, with Mark Miodownik

Mark Miodownik is the materials scientist and engineer whose new book is It’s a Gas: The Magnificent and Elusive Elements... more

12 Jul 2024 · 42 minutes
Why Turkey is a Country of Endless Curiosity, with Sami Kent

The history of Turkey is often told in well-worn tropes but journalist, audio producer and now author Sami Kent is... more

10 Jul 2024 · 42 minutes
Archive – The New Science of the Body Clock, with Russell Foster

This is a dip back into the extensive Intelligence Squared archive from May, 2022 Every second of the day, tiny... more

08 Jul 2024 · 57 minutes
Exploring the History of Ideas, with David Runciman

The spectres of political disillusionment and apathy have weighed heavily on this year of momentous elections but can we take... more

06 Jul 2024 · 51 minutes
Growing Up in the Shadow of China, with Edward Wong

Edward Wong is a diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times and its former Beijing bureau chief. The son of... more

05 Jul 2024 · 39 minutes
Archive – The Gift of a Radio, with Justin Webb

This is a dip back into the extensive Intelligence Squared archive from February, 2022. Justin Webb is a familiar voice... more

03 Jul 2024 · 46 minutes
Sotheby's Talks – Imaginary Conversations: An ERDEM Collection, with Lady Burlington

In celebration of Imaginary Conversations: An ERDEM Collection inspired by Duchess Deborah, join British fashion journalist Charlie Porter in conversation with Erdem Moralıoğlu, Creative... more

01 Jul 2024 · 47 minutes
Jon Ronson on Conspiracies, Culture Wars and How Things Fell Apart, Part Two

The is the second instalment of a two-part discussion. For this episode, Jon Ronson – the journalist, author, and filmmaker... more

29 Jun 2024 · 55 minutes
Jon Ronson on Conspiracies, Culture Wars and How Things Fell Apart, Part One

The is the first instalment of a two-part discussion. For this episode, Jon Ronson – the journalist, author, and filmmaker... more

28 Jun 2024 · 45 minutes
Why Politics Matters, with Alastair Campbell

The political strategist, journalist and author turned hit podcast host of The Rest is Politics returns to Intelligence Squared to... more

26 Jun 2024 · 43 minutes
Sotheby's Talks – Creative London: An Artistic Crossroads, with Grayson Perry

Has London's cultural power essentially radiated outwards, influencing artists and creatives across the world? Or is London's creative preeminence dependent... more

24 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Magic Number for Creating a Successful Team, with Robin Dunbar

The anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar is Emeritus Professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford University. He’s also part of... more

23 Jun 2024 · 55 minutes
Mishal Husain on Family, Empire and Why Partition Still Matters, Part Two

The is the second instalment of a two-part discussion. On August 15 1947 Pakistan and India gained their independence and... more

20 Jun 2024 · 41 minutes
Mishal Husain on Family, Empire and Why Partition Still Matters, Part One

The is the first instalment of a two-part discussion. On August 15 1947 Pakistan and India gained their independence and... more

19 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Sotheby's Talks – London: An Artistic Crossroads | Gallery Open House

London has long been a cultural melting pot for artists from around the world who, in their own unique ways,... more

16 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Rachel Cusk on Art, Womanhood and Redefining Fiction, Part Two

This is the second instalment of three-part discussion. The writing of Rachel Cusk poses us constant challenges. Her critically acclaimed... more

15 Jun 2024 · 38 minutes
Rachel Cusk on Art, Womanhood and Redefining Fiction, Part One

This is the first instalment of three-part discussion. The writing of Rachel Cusk poses us constant challenges. Her critically acclaimed... more

14 Jun 2024 · 41 minutes
Sotheby's Talks – William Blake: Artist, Poet and Visionary, with Andrew Graham-Dixon and John Higgs

With a rare first edition of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience about to go under the hammer,... more

11 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The New Colonialism of Big Tech, with Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias

Who owns and profits from our data, both big and small, has become one of the defining issues of the... more

10 Jun 2024 · 50 minutes
The Story of the Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster, with Adam Higginbotham

The voyage of the space shuttle Challenger on the morning of January 28th, 1986, lasted just minutes before it broke... more

09 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
Archive – How I Found My Voice: Michael Palin

This is an archive episode from 2019 from the second series of How I Found My Voice, a podcast from... more

06 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Volatile Future of US Politics, with Robert Kagan

There's rarely a week in which Donald Trump doesn't make the headlines but the last few have been particularly potent... more

05 Jun 2024 · 57 minutes
Swimming Against the Tide with Athlete Turned Advocate, Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell

In a competitive field defined by record breakers, medals and podium places, being first in sport is often considered the... more

03 Jun 2024 · 35 minutes
A History of Nostalgia, with Agnes Arnold-Forster

Writer and historian Agnes Arnold-Forster's most recent book, Nostalgia: A History of a Dangerous Emotion, blends fields such as neuroscience... more

02 Jun 2024 · 53 minutes
Max Hastings on On the Secret Mission to Defeat Hitler, Part Two

This is the second instalment of a three-part conversation. Military historian, journalist, author and broadcaster Max Hastings comes to the... more

30 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Max Hastings on On the Secret Mission to Defeat Hitler, Part One

Military historian, journalist, author and broadcaster Max Hastings comes to the Intelligence Squared stage to recount the remarkable story of... more

29 May 2024 · 38 minutes
The Intelligence Squared Economic Outlook China Special, with Keyu Jin

China’s economic power has been growing for decades. The capitalist reforms of Deng Xiaoping quickly transformed China into the world’s... more

26 May 2024 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Archive: Debate – The Left has right on its side

Following the recent announcement of a general election in the UK, we revisit our debate from 2018 in which key... more

26 May 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Archive: Western Intervention and the Rise of Guerrilla Warfare, with David Kilcullen

In this archive discussion from 2020, David Kilcullen, former soldier, diplomat, and senior counterinsurgency adviser for the US during the... more

24 May 2024 · 56 minutes
The Garden as a Personal Paradise, with Olivia Laing

The acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing is the author of seven books distilling challenging topics that should be difficult... more

22 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall & ZOE’s Dr Federica Amati on Eating 30 Plants A Week, Part Two

This is the second instalment of a two-part conversation. In recent years the benefits of eating a diet rich in... more

19 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall & ZOE’s Dr Federica Amati on Eating 30 Plants A Week, Part One

In recent years the benefits of eating a diet rich in plants have increasingly been at the forefront of our... more

18 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Zeinab Badawi on an African History of Africa, Part Two

This is the second instalment of a three-part conversation. Too often historians have told the history of Africa through the... more

16 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Zeinab Badawi on an African History of Africa, Part One

This is the first instalment of a three-part conversation. Too often historians have told the history of Africa through the... more

15 May 2024 · 43 minutes
The Anxious Generation: Jonathan Haidt on How Smartphones Rewired Childhood, Part Two

This is the second instalment of a three-part conversation. Bestselling author and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has dedicated his career to speaking... more

13 May 2024 · 38 minutes
The Anxious Generation: Jonathan Haidt on How Smartphones Rewired Childhood, Part One

Bestselling author and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has dedicated his career to speaking truth and wisdom in some of the most challenging... more

12 May 2024 · 48 minutes
Being Human in an AI World, with Susie Alegre

Artificial intelligence is no longer a figment of our imagination a plot pulled from the pages of science fiction. Recent... more

10 May 2024 · 37 minutes
How the Legacy of the British Empire Still Shapes Our World, with Sathnam Sanghera

Sathnam Sanghera is a writer and author of bestselling books exploring British identity, the latest of which is Empireworld: How... more

08 May 2024 · 40 minutes
Archive: Doughnut Economics, with Kate Raworth

Oxford University economist Kate Raworth has been described by the author and environmentalist George Monbiot as, "The John Maynard Keynes... more

05 May 2024 · 49 minutes
The Circle of Life, with Joe Roman

Joe Roman is a conservation biologist and marine ecologist fascinated with the natural processes that go on within animal biology... more

04 May 2024 · 39 minutes
The World in 2024 with Niall Ferguson: Crisis, Conflict and Consequences, Part Two

This is a the second instalment of a three-part discussion. There are few big thinkers better placed to explain global... more

02 May 2024 · 38 minutes
The World in 2024 with Niall Ferguson: Crisis, Conflict and Consequences, Part One

There are few big thinkers better placed to explain global events than historian Niall Ferguson. He has not just a... more

01 May 2024 · 44 minutes
George the Poet on Combatting the War on Blackness

As a performer, London-based George the Poet has helped elevate genres ranging from traditional spoken word to rap and grime... more

29 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
Searching for Another England, with Caroline Lucas and Grace Blakeley, Part Two

Englishness has been hijacked by the right. The flag of St. George’s Cross is proudly waved at far-right rallies. Conservative... more

27 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Searching for Another England, with Caroline Lucas and Grace Blakeley, Part One

Englishness has been hijacked by the right. The flag of St. George’s Cross is proudly waved at far-right rallies. Conservative... more

25 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
Arash Azizi on Iran's Turbulent Past and its Uncertain Future

Regularly embroiled in international conflicts – both militarily and diplomatically – and locked in a cycle of protest and heavy... more

23 Apr 2024 · 48 minutes
Getting Weird with Physics, with Harry Cliff

For this episode, particle physicist Harry Cliff takes us on a deep dive into some of the universe's most perplexing... more

21 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
Istanbul: Crossroads of the World, with Alexander Christie-Miller

Alexander Christie-Miller is a former Istanbul correspondent for The Times newspaper, whose writing has also appeared in outlets such as Newsweek,... more

20 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
Keir Starmer, Will Hutton, Alastair Campbell and Sonia Sodha on How to Remake Britain, Part Two

This is Part Two of a three-part episode. Britain is in big trouble. The country has dipped into recession, local... more

18 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Keir Starmer, Will Hutton, Alastair Campbell and Sonia Sodha on How to Remake Britain, Part One

Britain is in big trouble. The country has dipped into recession, local councils are going bankrupt and trust in our... more

16 Apr 2024 · 48 minutes
The Great London Novel, with Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O’Hagan has written seven novels, three non-fiction books, a play and many standout journalism pieces on topics ranging from... more

14 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
The F Word: Re-evaluating Society's Approach to Body Image, with Kate Manne

In her latest book, writer and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University, Kate Manne, turns her analytical lens towards... more

14 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
Unlocking the Power of Memory, with Charan Ranganath

Charan Ranganath is the Director of the Memory and Plasticity Program and a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the... more

12 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
Going Nuclear: Could a Catastrophic Conflict Take Place? with Annie Jacobsen

Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and author whose books probe the periphery of what we know about state warcraft... more

10 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
Finding the Story within Ordinary Human Failings, with Megan Nolan

Megan Nolan is an Irish journalist and author who has made a name for herself by cutting to the quick... more

08 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
Why We Need to Slow Down to Save the Planet, with Kohei Saito

Kohei Saito is the Japanese philosopher and associate professor of philosophy at the University of Tokyo, whose ideas have become... more

06 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
A Journey Into Our Geopolitical Future, with Elliot Ackerman

With AI's capabilities now beginning to conjure visions reminiscent of science fiction, it's fiction writers who are pointing the way... more

05 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
Are You Free? How Work Relentlessly Eats Up Our Time

In a world increasingly built around convenience, why do we often feel so short of free time? It’s a question... more

03 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Comedy in Dark Times, with Armando Iannucci and Helen Lewis, Part Two

This is the second instalment of a three-part discussion. Armando Iannucci is one of Britain’s best-loved comedy writers. The creator... more

31 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Comedy in Dark Times, with Armando Iannucci and Helen Lewis, Part One

Armando Iannucci is one of Britain’s best-loved comedy writers. The creator of hit shows such as The Thick Of It,... more

31 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Love and Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain, with Jason Okundaye

Jason Okundaye is a writer whose essays and work have been published in titles such as The London Review of... more

29 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
How Technology Has Made Us What We Are, with Tom Chatfield

Tom Chatfield is a tech philosopher whose new book looks at how humans have lived side by side with technology... more

27 Mar 2024 · 45 minutes
Misogyny and the Middle-Aged Woman, with Victoria Smith, Hadley Freeman and Sonia Sodha, Part Two

This is Part Two of a three-part discussion. Why are middle-aged women these days subject to so much rage and... more

25 Mar 2024 · 34 minutes
Misogyny and the Middle-Aged Woman, with Victoria Smith, Hadley Freeman and Sonia Sodha, Part One

This is Part One of a three-part discussion. Why are middle-aged women these days subject to so much rage and... more

24 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
The Long Shadow of AI, with Madhumita Murgia

As a writer who focuses on technology and as AI Editor for The Financial Times, Madhumita Murgia has been unable... more

22 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
How to Fix the Inequality of Wealth, with Liam Byrne

The Labour MP Liam Byrne is Chair of the House of Commons Business and Trade Select Committee. He also served... more

20 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
Page-Turner: A History of the Notebook

Roland Allen is a publisher and author whose new book is a history of that everyday essential, the humble notebook.... more

18 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
Reimagining the Life of Mary, Queen of Scots, with Flora Carr

Debut novelist Flora Carr's new book, The Tower, looks at the life Scotland's 16th-century monarch Mary, Queen of Scots. In... more

17 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
The Intelligence Squared Economic Outlook with Martin Wolf

2024 is set to be a seismic year. A win by Donald Trump in the US presidential election could upend... more

15 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Can You Put a Price Tag on a Life? with Jenny Kleeman

It’s often said that you can’t put a price on a life but in the name of business many organisations... more

13 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler, with Peter Pomerantsev

Peter Pomerantsev is the journalist, author and academic who specialises in disinformation and the more covert mass communication techniques of... more

11 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
Debate: Save Our Private Schools – VAT Should Not Be Charged On Private School Fees, Part Two

This is the second instalment of our live debate with an expert panel deciding whether the UK's private schools should... more

10 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
Debate: Save Our Private Schools – VAT Should Not Be Charged On Private School Fees, Part One

In this live debate, our expert panel decides whether the UK's private schools should continue to enjoy their tax advantages.... more

08 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Fluke: How Chance and Chaos Shapes Our Existence, with Brian Klaas

In a world of chaos and disaster where many of us already feel powerless, it can be humbling to consider... more

06 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Tim Marshall: How Geography Explains Our World, Part Two

This is the second instalment of our two-part discussion. Tim Marshall is one of the world’s most successful authors on... more

04 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
Tim Marshall: How Geography Explains Our World, Part One

Tim Marshall is one of the world’s most successful authors on foreign affairs. He’s the writer who put the ‘geo’... more

03 Mar 2024 · 45 minutes
Sotheby's Talks: Impressionism and its Legacy

In this episode, Helen Newman, Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe is joined by Paul Signac’s great granddaughter Charlotte Hellman, artist Erik... more

01 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
Archive: The Joy of Science, with Jim Al-Khalili

In this archive listen from 2022, Professor Jim Al-Khalili is the physicist who makes science look easy. He’s the author... more

28 Feb 2024 · 43 minutes
Stuck in the Middle? Sociologist Corey Keyes on the Condition of Languishing

Corey Keyes is a sociologist and a professor at Emory University in Georgia who studies positive wellbeing: how humans thrive... more

26 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Head of TED Chris Anderson and Jon Ronson on Translating Optimism Into Action, Part Two

In Part Two of our double episode discussion, we're once again joined by head of TED, Chris Anderson. He has had a... more

25 Feb 2024 · 52 minutes
Head of TED Chris Anderson and Jon Ronson on Translating Optimism Into Action, Part One

As head of TED, Chris Anderson has had a ringside view of the world’s most influential thinkers in action. TED’s annual conference... more

23 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Archive: Killer in the Kremlin, with John Sweeney

The recent death of Russian anti-corruption activist, opposition leader and political prisoner Alexei Navalny while serving a decades-long sentence in... more

21 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Six Centuries of Feminist Writing, with Hannah Dawson and Merve Emre

How has feminist thought evolved throughout the ages? Beginning in the fifteenth century with Christine de Pizan, who imagined a... more

19 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
Material World: How Six Crucial Substances Shape the Global Economy

There are six crucial substances in human history, according to writer and broadcaster Ed Conway: sand, iron, salt, oil, copper... more

18 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Energised: How Do We Create A Green Jobs Revolution?

Solar panel installers, architects, environmental scientists, recycling coordinators, wind turbine engineers, geologists, project managers, electric vehicle manufacturers – these are... more

16 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Novelist Helen Oyeyemi on Why the City of Prague has Main Character Energy

The latest book from critically acclaimed writer Helen Oyeyemi, Parasol Against the Axe, is a novel set among the city... more

14 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Why the Political World's a Stage

Richard Sennett is a sociologist and the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, whose work has... more

12 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Is Democracy Future-proof? with Jonathan White and David Runciman

2024 is set to be the biggest election year in history but what happens to politics when it’s always about... more

11 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
Alastair Campbell on Starmer, Sunak, and Saving Britain From Itself, Part Two

This is the second instalment of a three-part discussion. Often described as the second most powerful figure in Britain during... more

09 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Alastair Campbell on Starmer, Sunak, and Saving Britain From Itself, Part One

Often described as the second most powerful figure in Britain during the Blair governments, Alastair Campbell was pivotal as a... more

07 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
A History of Magic and Astrology

In uncertain times, people look to the stars and otherworldly influences for guidance. It has always been so, says Professor... more

05 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
The Lost Stories of the Last Captives of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Hannah Durkin is a historian whose new book, Survivors: The Lost Stories of the Last Captives of the Atlantic Slave... more

04 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
The Showman: How Volodymyr Zelensky Shines on the World Stage

Simon Shuster is senior correspondent for Time. As a journalist working in both Russia and Ukraine for nearly two decades,... more

02 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
How to Prevent Dementia, with Richard Restak

According to the WHO, Alzheimer’s ranks as the seventh leading cause of death globally. By 2050 or earlier in the... more

31 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
How to be a Supercommunicator, with Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and the celebrated author of bestselling book, The Power of Habit. The writer... more

29 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
Adam Grant and Tim Harford on Achieving Greatness, Part Two

This is the second instalment of our thee-part conversation with organisational psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant. He is one... more

28 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Adam Grant and Tim Harford on Achieving Greatness, Part One

Adam Grant is one of the most sought-after organisational psychologists in the world. He has provided expert advice to many... more

26 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Fame, Women and the Toxic Noughties

Columnist and writer Sarah Ditum is the author of Toxic, which explores how internet culture changed the face of celebrity... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Adventures in Philosophy with Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins

Two formidable minds explore the worlds of philosophy, science and the places where those two disciplines meet for this episode.... more

22 Jan 2024 · 1 hour,
Life Lessons from the Early Greeks with Adam Nicolson

Adam Nicolson is the writer and author whose past books have explored immersive and at times weighty topics such as... more

21 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
The Mend is Nigh: Hannah Ritchie on How to Build a Sustainable Planet

Hannah Ritchie is the influential data scientist and researcher whose new book adds a rare glimpse of optimism to the... more

19 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
Daniel Goleman on How to Reach the Optimal Mindset

The psychologist, writer and journalist Daniel Goleman is the author the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence and many more popular titles... more

17 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Another Side of the Moon: How the Lunar Landscape Inspires Imagination

Rebecca Boyle is an award-winning science writer whose words have appeared in titles such as The Atlantic, New Scientist and... more

15 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
The Political Thought of Xi Jinping

China’s President Xi Jinping is a figure of extraordinary influence around the world but it in the West the nuances... more

14 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
Sotheby’s Talks: Munch, with Tracey Emin

This is an episode of Sotheby's Talks, the podcast that celebrates art, culture, and collecting. Edvard Munch pioneered Expressionism... more

12 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
How The Female Body Has Driven Evolution

Cat Bohannon is a researcher and author with a PhD from Columbia University in the evolution of narrative and cognition.... more

10 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Power Grab: David Runciman on the Reach of Corporations, States and AI

David Runciman is Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and the author of books including The Politics of Good Intentions,... more

08 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
All Talk: How Dialects and Diversity Enrich the Culture of the UK

Rob Drummond is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University. His recent book You’re All Talk explores the enormous diversity... more

07 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Fixing France: Nabila Ramdani on How to Repair a Broken Republic

Nabila Ramdani is a French-Algerian writer, broadcaster and academic, whose recent book is Fixing France: How to Repair a Broken... more

05 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
Blazing Ambition: the Life of Margaret Cavendish

Born near Colchester, England in 1623, Margaret Cavendish was a writer blazing a trail for women during a time when... more

03 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
Debate: Free Will is an Illusion

We’re all making life choices at this time of year – perhaps a few new years' resolutions are in the... more

01 Jan 2024 · 53 minutes
Best of 2023: James Comey, Armando Iannucci and Bach vs Beethoven

In the fourth and final part of our staff picks episodes the Intelligence Squared team continue their look back across... more

31 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
Robert Peston on How to Save Democracy

In the second part of our special Christmas episode in association Tortoise, Intelligence Squared welcomes Robert Peston to the Tabernacle... more

29 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Best of 2023: David Baddiel and Succession VS The White Lotus

The Intelligence Squared team look back across 2023 in the third of our staff picks episodes. Senior Producer Tom Hall... more

28 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
Best of 2023: Bernie Sanders and Russell Kane

The Intelligence Squared team continue their look back across 2023 to pick their favourite moments from all of the podcasts... more

27 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
Best of 2023: Jude Law, Christina Lamb and Simon Reeve

The Intelligence Squared team look back across 2023 to pick their favourite moments from all of the podcasts we've produced... more

25 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
Holiday Reads: Michael Lewis, Victoria Smith and Ravinder Bhogal

For the third and final instalment of Intelligence Squared's Holiday Reads selection looking back at some of the best books... more

24 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
What was the Biggest Story of 2023? With James Harding, Robert Peston and The News Meeting

In this special Christmas episode in association Tortoise, Intelligence Squared welcomes the team from Tortoise Media's The News Meeting podcast... more

22 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
Nick Cave on Faith, Hope and Carnage

As leader of the Bad Seeds, musician Nick Cave is well known for his dark take on the songwriting craft... more

20 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Holiday Reads: Mary Beard, Rory Stewart, Tomiwa Owolade and Tania Branigan

For the second instalment of Intelligence Squared's Holiday Reads selection looking back at some of the best books of the... more

18 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Stuffed: Pen Vogler on Britain's Food History

Pen Vogler is the acclaimed food historian whose recent book, Stuffed, tells the history of food in Britain and how... more

17 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Holiday Reads: Naomi Klein, Mehdi Hasan and Mustafa Suleyman

Intelligence Squared's Feyi Adegbite and Conor Boyle compile a selection of stocking fillers while enjoying a look back at some... more

15 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Unlock Your Potential, with Adam Grant And Andrew McAfee

Organisational psychologist Adam Grant and IT research scientist Andrew McAfee discuss how we can all learn to unlock a bit... more

13 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
Is Capitalism Racist?

Arun Kundnani is a writer on issues such as race, culture and empire. His most recent book is: What Is... more

11 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
The Power of Poetry: Words to Heal and Inspire

For this episode we’re heading back to the Poetry Pharmacy – a health-check for both mind and spirit – brought... more

10 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
A Very Open Conversation with Louis Theroux

For this bonus episode of the podcast, much-loved broadcaster and documentary maker Louis Theroux joins Harriet Johnston for a wide-ranging... more

09 Dec 2023 · 13 minutes
Remembering Benjamin Zephaniah

The poet, writer and activist Benjamin Zephaniah sadly passed away this week, aged 65. In this archive discussion from 2019,... more

08 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Michael Pollan and Xand Van Tulleken on the Science of Psychedelics

In this episode from the Intelligence Squared archive, we jump back to 2019 for a discussion with the acclaimed food... more

06 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
For What it's Worth: The Importance of Recognition and Being Seen

Michele Lamont is a Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, and a pioneer of... more

04 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
Extremely Online: Taylor Lorenz on the Rise of the Creator Economy

Taylor Lorenz is a writer, tech journalist and columnist for the Washington Post. Her new book is is Extremely Online:... more

03 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
A Death in Malta: Paul Caruana Galizia on the Legacy of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Paul Caruana Galizia is an award-winning journalist and now author. His new book is A Death in Malta, which tells... more

01 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
The Saudi Project, Part Three: Football Mad

For episode three of Intelligence Squared's new podcast exploring Saudi Arabia's pursuit of global influence, award winning author and journalist... more

30 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
The Patriarchs: Angela Saini on the Roots of Gendered Oppression

What are the true origins of gendered oppression? Why does gender inequality persist despite efforts for change? What part... more

29 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
The Poetry Pharmacy Returns with William Sieghart

For this episode, we’re revisiting one of our favourite events from the past few years, The Poetry Pharmacy Returns. Back... more

27 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Know Your Place: Does Class Still Rule Britain? With Dr Faiza Shaheen

In summer 2023, academic and politician Faiza Shaheen came to Intelligence Squared to argue that social mobility is collapsing in... more

26 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
The Futureverse: The Tools of Success, with Dave Evans and Dr. Grace Lorden

In this episode, Kamal Ahmed is joined by two bestselling authors: a life designer and a behavioural scientist to discuss... more

24 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
The Saudi Project, Part Two: The Dubai Model

In this excerpt from Intelligence Squared's new podcast, The Saudi Project, Quinn Slobodian, author of Crack-Up Capitalism and Professor of... more

23 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
The Saudi Project, Part One: The Birth of a Nation

For the first episode of Intelligence Squared's new podcast, The Saudi Project, Saudi Arabian professor of social anthropology and author... more

22 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Mary Beard And Rory Stewart On Power And Politics, Part Two

This is Part Two of a three-episode discussion. Who gets to win power and how do they keep it – and... more

20 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Mary Beard And Rory Stewart On Power And Politics, Part One

Who gets to win power and how do they keep it – and lose it? These are the questions that... more

19 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
How Jane Austen Changed My Life

Helen Fielding, creator of the Bridget Jones novels and films, and Gill Hornby, author of the bestseller Miss Austen, join... more

17 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
The Epic Reach of Homer's Iliad

Robin Lane Fox, the classicist, ancient historian and also green-fingered gardening writer, discusses his most recent book: Homer and His... more

15 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
The Identity Trap of Modern Politics

For this episode, Yascha Mounk, the writer and political scientist discusses his recent book The Identity Trap, which explores what... more

13 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
Monsters and Masterpieces: Art in the Age of #MeToo

Can we love the art of monstrous men? Can we truly separate the art from the artist? To answer these... more

12 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Tides of Transformation: Regulating Oil

The Government has introduced new legislation requiring annual rounds of oil and gas licensing in the North Sea. What is... more

10 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Power Trip, Part Five: AI and the Future of Humanity

In the final instalment of POWER TRIP, Carl Miller is looking towards the future and asking: will it be as... more

08 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
The Psychosis of Whiteness

Academic, activist and author Kehinde Andrews is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University. His books include Back to... more

06 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
Return or Retain? The Parthenon Marbles Debate, with Ed Vaizey and Noel Malcolm

For almost 40 years, the Parthenon Marbles, or Elgin Marbles as they are also known, have been at the centre... more

05 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
China’s Quest for Global Influence

Is China’s ascendance to world leadership an unstoppable force or a challenge we can overcome? Axios reporter Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian's recent... more

03 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Power Trip, Part Four: AI and Governance

Can AI be controlled? In this episode Carl Miller discovers what governments and governing bodies are doing to ensure AI... more

02 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Gillian Tett on the Year Ahead

Gillian Tett is one of the world’s most in-demand economists. An acclaimed columnist and author at the Financial Times, she... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
What exactly is Black British culture today? | IQ2 Opinion

As Black History Month in the UK draws to a close, Intelligence Squared's Feyi Adegbite reflects on how the Black... more

31 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
Michael Lewis on The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried, Part Two

This is the second instalment of a three-part discussion. Michael Lewis is the renowned author of bestselling nonfiction hits including... more

30 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
Michael Lewis on The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried, Part One

Michael Lewis is the renowned author of bestselling nonfiction hits including Moneyball, The Big Short, Flash Boys and Liar’s Poker.... more

28 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
James Baldwin: A Man For Our Times with Eddie Glaude

America is at a crossroads. It is a time of moral reckoning, an opportunity for the nation to choose whether... more

27 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Power Trip, Part Three: AI and Society

There isn't one narrative that fits all around AI. In this episode Carl Miller looks at how the future of... more

26 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
The Sceptic's Guide to Self Help

Oliver Burkeman is the anti-self-help author that everyone interested in self-help should read. He encourages us to embrace uncertainty and imperfection in... more

25 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Simon Schama on Pandemics and the Health of Nations, Part Two

This is the second instalment a two-part discussion. Bestselling author, historian and broadcaster Simon Schama discusses Foreign Bodies, his new... more

22 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Simon Schama on Pandemics and the Health of Nations, Part One

For this first episode of a two-part discussion, bestselling author, historian and broadcaster Simon Schama discusses Foreign Bodies, his new... more

21 Oct 2023 · 44 minutes
A History of Women in 101 Objects

Annabelle Hirsch’s recent book is A History of Women in 101 Objects; a selective exploration through the past, both ancient... more

20 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
Power Trip, Part Two: AI and the Workforce

We revisit POWER TRIP, Intelligence Squared's new podcast investigating the past and future of AI. Carl Miller asks who will... more

17 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Fear: An Alternative History of the World

Anyone who follows the news cycle knows that between conflict and pandemics, the looming threat of the climate crisis, powerful... more

16 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Wes Streeting on Navigating a Path from Poverty to Politics

The Labour MP Wes Streeting reveals his childhood struggle with poverty and the inspirational figures who set him on the... more

14 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
Oil Today: Beyond Extraction

This is an episode of Tides of Transformation: An Oil Story, a brand new podcast from Intelligence Squared. In this episode,... more

13 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
Power Trip: The Age of AI

When did you first hear of GPT, Claude, DALL-E or Bard? Feels like a while ago, right? In barely over... more

12 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Gillian Tett and Yanis Varoufakis: Can We Fix Capitalism?

We revisit a debate from 2021 between the former Greek finance minister, economist and author Yanis Varoufakis, and Gillian Tett,... more

11 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Debate: We Should All Go Vegan, Part 2

This is the second instalment of our two-part debate, with George Monbiot, Guardian columnist, environmental campaigner and author of Regenesis:... more

08 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
Debate: We Should All Go Vegan, Part 1

In this two-part debate, George Monbiot, Guardian columnist, environmental campaigner and author of Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the... more

07 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
The End of the Murdoch Empire

Until recently, the Murdoch's formed the most powerful media and political force in America. Now their empire is cracking up... more

06 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
What Britain Gets Wrong About Race

Tomiwa Owolade is a rising star of literary and cultural criticism in the UK. His first book is This Is... more

03 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
Putin's Shrinking Circle: Russia after Prigozhin

Mark Galeotti is one of the world’s leading experts on modern Russia and is the author of books such as... more

01 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
Whose Word is 'Woke'?

Philosopher Susan Neiman and cultural critic Thomas Chatterton Williams take part in a challenging conversation on the themes of Neiman’s... more

30 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
The New Science Behind Tackling Depression

Philip Gold is one of the world's leading researchers of depressive illness. Since 1974, he has worked at the National... more

28 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Naomi Klein on Conspiracies, Doppelgangers and Democracy's Demise

Bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein goes down the rabbit hole in pursuit of her doppelganger – another well-known writer... more

26 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
Mustafa Suleyman on the AI Revolution, Part 2

This the second instalment of our three-part episode. Mustafa Suleyman is the ultimate AI insider. As co-founder of DeepMind and... more

24 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Mustafa Suleyman on the AI Revolution, Part 1

Mustafa Suleyman is the ultimate AI insider. As co-founder of DeepMind and Inflection AI, he is one of the pioneers... more

23 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
John Gray and David Runciman on Finding Meaning in a Post-Liberal World

John Gray is one of the UK’s most important and influential political thinkers. Sceptical of ideas about progress and the... more

21 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Politics in the Age of Chaos with Rafael Behr

Do you ever turn away from the news in despair? Do you scroll through social media and come away feeling... more

20 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Trash Talk: The Dirty Truth About What We Throw Away

Award-winning journalist Oliver Franklin-Wallis has spent the last number of years investigating the global waste industry. In June 2023 he... more

17 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
Debate: The Battle for the Countryside, with George Monbiot and Rory Stewart

We tend to think of these uplands as ‘wild’ and ‘natural’. But in fact, as the rewilders point out, they... more

16 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
No Bullsh*t Leadership: Sir Nicholas Hytner

In this straight-talking podcast brought to you by Intelligence Squared, Chris Hirst cuts through the bullsh*t and gets to the... more

14 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
How Extremists are Taking Over

Accelerated by a pandemic, global conflict and rapid technological change, extremist ideas are becoming more widespread: QAnon proponents run for... more

12 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
David Baddiel: The Reluctant Atheist, Part 2

This is the second instalment of a three-part episode. David Baddiel would love there to be a God. The comedian and... more

10 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
David Baddiel: The Reluctant Atheist, Part 1

David Baddiel would love there to be a God. The comedian and bestselling author has spent a lot of time... more

09 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
How Misinformation Led to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

What are the connections between propaganda about the Russian Empire and the invasion of Ukraine? Mikhail Zygar, a renowned Russian... more

08 Sep 2023 · 38 minutes
Katherine Ryan: How I Found My Voice

Samira Ahmed speaks to comedian Katherine Ryan, as part of the Intelligence Squared series How I Found My Voice. From... more

05 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Ravinder Bhogal and Kavita Puri on Taste, Tradition and Turmoil

Food has always been more than just fuel. Beyond mere nourishment, food carries deep meaning in our lives. It evokes... more

03 Sep 2023 · 34 minutes
Debate: Burgundy vs Bordeaux

Among wine lovers, there is no greater divide than that between Burgundy and Bordeaux. These are the world’s most celebrated... more

02 Sep 2023 · 38 minutes
Growing Up Between Two Cultures

Television and radio broadcaster Aasmah Mir speaks about her recent memoir A Pebble In The Throat, which looks at the... more

01 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Creative AI: Sarah Meyohas & Albert Read

What is the nature of authentic creativity in a world of artificial intelligence? In this episode, artist Sarah Meyohas, whose... more

30 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Adam Buxton: How I Found My Voice

Samira Ahmed speaks to one of Britain's most popular podcasters - Adam Buxton. From experimenting with early video recorders to... more

27 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
Debate: Queen Elizabeth I vs Queen Victoria

Both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria set their stamp firmly on their era but which was the greater monarch?... more

26 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Yotam Ottolenghi: How I Found My Voice

Samira Ahmed speaks to the chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who has arguably done more than any other food writer in recent times... more

24 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
Power, Play, Sex And Food: An Alternative History of Rome

The annals of ancient Rome’s first emperors have been recounted countless times. However, in his new book, Palatine: An Alternative... more

22 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
Tayari Jones: How I Found My Voice

Samira Ahmed speaks to the novelist and author of An American Marriage, Tayari Jones. They speak about her life and career... more

20 Aug 2023 · 49 minutes
Debate: Old Testament vs New Testament

Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, Moses and the Ten Commandments, the parting of the Red Sea. These are a few... more

19 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Energised: Rethinking the Grid

Expanding our global electricity networks is the key to unlocking a renewable future. In the US alone, the electric grid... more

17 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
Cats vs Dogs, with John Gray and Will Self, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part episode. It’s the issue that’s more polarising than politics. The world is... more

15 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Cats vs Dogs, with John Gray and Will Self, Part 1

It’s the issue that’s more polarising than politics. The world is full of animal lovers but we can’t agree on... more

14 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Food for Thought: How Nutrition Affects Our Minds

Distinguished psychologist Kimberley Wilson's recent book is Unprocessed: How the Food We Eat Is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis. In... more

13 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Dickens vs Tolstoy: The Battle Of The Great 19th-century Novelists PART 2

This is the second instalment of a three-part episode. Dickens. Tolstoy. Their names and reputations shake the ground – and so... more

12 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Dickens vs Tolstoy: The Battle Of The Great 19th-century Novelists PART 1

Dickens. Tolstoy. Their names and reputations shake the ground – and so do their books, if you drop one. But whose... more

11 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Rome’s Golden Age with Tom Holland

What was Rome like during its zenith? In July 2023 acclaimed historian and co-host of The Rest Is History podcast... more

11 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
How to Flex Your Imagination Muscle

What is it to imagine exactly? How do we go about it, and why is it so important that we... more

08 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Mariana Mazzucato and Stella Creasy on the Global Economy, PART 2

This is the second part of a two-part interview. Recorded in 2018, economist and author Mariana Mazzucato discusses her book, The... more

07 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Mariana Mazzucato and Stella Creasy on the Global Economy, PART 1

In this two-part episode recorded in 2018, economist and author Mariana Mazzucato discusses her book, The Value of Everything, with... more

06 Aug 2023 · 30 minutes
Eighty Is The New Thirty: A Guide To Getting Older, PART 2

This is the second part of a three-part interview. Join us for more in the following episode. We tend to associate... more

05 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Eighty Is The New Thirty: A Guide To Getting Older, PART 1

We tend to associate old age with deterioration, especially of our mental powers and memory. But today we are seeing... more

04 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Gloria Estefan on the Latin American Dream

Gloria Estefan is one of the most successful female singers ever. With more than 120 million records sold worldwide, three... more

03 Aug 2023 · 49 minutes
The Networks of History, with Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is the preeminent historian of the ideas that define our time. He has challenged how we think about... more

02 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Futureverse: The Risk-Takers, with Simon Reeve and Christina Lamb

Not many of us can claim to have hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari; been detained for spying by... more

31 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Humanity's Thousand Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity

In the Middle Ages, agricultural advancements enriched the nobility and the Church, which used the wealth generated to build themselves... more

31 Jul 2023 · 39 minutes
The Elders, with Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu: Part 2

The second part of our conversation from 2012 with The Elders, a coalition of world leaders and figureheads freed from... more

29 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
The Elders, with Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson: Part 1

In 2012, Intelligence Squared partnered with The Elders, a coalition of world leaders and figureheads freed from the constraints of... more

28 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Willem Dafoe on Artistry and Adventure - Part 2

In this episode we're bringing you part two of a live recording from our Intelligent Times event series which took... more

28 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Willem Dafoe on Artistry and Adventure - Part 1

In this episode we're bringing you a live recording from our Intelligent Times event series which took place in collaboration with... more

26 Jul 2023 · 38 minutes
The Handshake: A Gripping History

Friends do it, strangers do it and so do chimpanzees - and it's not just deeply embedded in our history... more

23 Jul 2023 · 39 minutes
Should the ICC Prosecute Putin?

On the 17th March 2023, just over a year into Russia’s war in Ukraine, the International Criminal Court issued two... more

23 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Steven Pinker and David Runciman on Optimism, Enlightenment and Progress PART 2

For the second part of our conversation between cognitive psychologist and bestselling author Steven Pinker and academic and podcaster David... more

20 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Steven Pinker and David Runciman on Optimism, Enlightenment and Progress PART 1

For this edition, Intelligence Squared revisits a compelling discussion from 2019 with one of the world's foremost cognitive psychologists, Steven... more

19 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
How To Break The Internet (in 5 Hacks)

Yale Law professor Scott Shapiro takes us on an exhilarating journey through the world of cybercrime and hacking, unraveling the... more

19 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
How Dickens Changed My Life

Join Simon Callow as he shares his infectious enthusiasm and profound knowledge of Charles Dickens in this conversation produced in... more

17 Jul 2023 · 49 minutes
Debate: London VS New York

For this preview of Intelligence Squared's new podcast, VS, two cities with hundreds of years of history, much of it... more

15 Jul 2023 · 12 minutes
Voices of the Founding Fathers: Words that Shaped a Nation

What do the words of America’s Founding Fathers mean today? In this conversation produced in partnership with Sotheby’s, New Yorker... more

14 Jul 2023 · 55 minutes
Daniel Kahneman on Making Intelligent Decisions in a Chaotic World - Part 2

This episode is part two of our live event with Psychologist Daniel Kahneman and Olivier Sibony, Professor of Strategy and... more

12 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
Daniel Kahneman on Making Intelligent Decisions in a Chaotic World - Part 1

Daniel Kahneman shot to fame in 2002 when he won the Nobel prize in economics for his work on the... more

11 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
Debate: Succession VS The White Lotus

For this preview of Intelligence Squared's new podcast, VS, two critically lauded TV shows are under the microscope. Succession and... more

08 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
What Politics Can Learn From Philosophy

Philosopher Julian Baggini shares the insights of his new book How to Think Like a Philosopher: Essential Principles for Clearer... more

06 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Britain’s NHS: 75 Years of Hurt and Healing

Most of us in Britain entered the world in an NHS hospital; and most of us will die under the... more

05 Jul 2023 · 43 minutes
After Putin: Russia vs The West (Bonus Episode)

Are Vladimir Putin's days numbered? Or is the Russian leader as strong as ever? New from Intelligence Squared we bring... more

04 Jul 2023 · 11 minutes
Messalina: The most Notorious Woman of the Roman Empire

Messalina was the third wife of the Emperor Claudius and one of the most notorious women of the Roman world.... more

03 Jul 2023 · 45 minutes
James Comey on Crime, Punishment, and Donald Trump - Part 2

This episode is part two of our live event with James Comey. In June 2023, the former FBI director sat... more

02 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
James Comey on Crime, Punishment, and Donald Trump - Part 1

“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job.” – President Trump, to Russian officials... more

30 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
After Putin: The Beginning Of The End? (Bonus)

Are Vladimir Putin's days numbered? Or is the Russian leader as strong as ever? New from Intelligence Squared we bring... more

29 Jun 2023 · 10 minutes
After Putin: The Reprisal

Are Vladimir Putin's days numbered? Or is the Russian leader as strong as ever? New from Intelligence Squared we bring... more

29 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
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Are Vladimir Putin's days numbered? Or is the Russian leader as strong as ever? New from Intelligence Squared we bring you a... more