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Intelligence Squared
Intelligence Squared
Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. To listen ad-free, enjoy exclusive content and early access to new... more

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The Sunday Debate: Has Sex Positivity Harmed Feminism?

In today's world, we're often encouraged to think that sex is no longer a subject burdened with shame or repressed... more

03 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
Eton, Oxford, Westminster: The Formative Pipeline of Britain's Ruling Elite, with Simon Kuper

Across Britain, it’s no secret that the people who make up the country's elected government have gone through the same... more

01 Jul 2022 · 50 minutes
Escaping Xinjiang, with Nury Turkel

In recent years China has been accused of committing crimes against humanity and possibly genocide against the Uyghur ethnic group... more

29 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes
Why We Fight, with Christopher Blattman

Christopher Blattman is an economist, political scientist and Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of... more

27 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
The Sunday Debate: The Northern Ireland Question: Is it Time to Abandon The Protocol?

The Northern Ireland Protocol – agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union in 2019 – has been a... more

26 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Neighbouring Russia, with Erika Fatland

Tracing Russia’s vast border, which meets those of 14 other countries, helps tells the history of Russia itself. From its... more

24 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
How to Be an Antiracist, with Ibram X. Kendi

Activist, historian and academic Ibram X. Kendi's book, How To Be and Antiracist, won the National Book Award for nonfiction... more

22 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
The Hidden World of Bisexuality, with Julia Shaw

Bisexuality is the world’s largest sexual minority but is potentially the least understood. In her new book, Bi: The Hidden... more

20 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
The Sunday Debate: Parenting Doesn’t Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think)

We delve back into the archive to 2018, when we held a debate getting to the heart of nature vs... more

19 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Bittersweet: Finding Purpose in Sorrow, with Susan Cain

Susan Cain shot to fame in 2012 with her international bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking,... more

17 Jun 2022 · 1 hour,
How To Live With Each Other, with Farhan Samanani

In an increasingly polarised world, it’s not often we get books saying that difference is our greatest strength. But Farhan... more

15 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
Count your Blessings: The Natural Beauty of Mathematics, with Junaid Mubeen

Whether rapidly advancing artificial intelligence will eventually become a friend or foe to humanity is a pressing question when it... more

13 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
The Sunday Debate: We Were Right To Brexit

It was always going to be a disaster. Queues of HGVs stretching miles from Dover. The Good Friday Agreement threatened... more

12 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The New Food Revolution, with George Monbiot

George Monbiot is a journalist, campaigner and author, who is telling the world that the time for action on the climate crisis... more

10 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Something Extra from Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared podcast is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. Now we’re adding extra depth to our audio... more

09 Jun 2022 · 14 minutes
How to Lead a Sustainable Business, with Alannah Weston and Leslie Johnston

In this episode of Intelligence Squared's How to Lead a Sustainable Business with Alannah Weston podcast, Alannah is joined by... more

08 Jun 2022 · 32 minutes
The Power of Demography, with Paul Morland

Does the world have too many people – or not enough? That’s one of the big questions that demographer Paul... more

06 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
The Sunday Debate: Blame Liberals For the Rise of Populism

A delve into the archive and back to 2019 when we debated a motion asking whether the left’s policies of... more

05 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Joy of Science, with Jim Al-Khalili

Professor Jim Al-Khalili is the physicist who makes science look easy. He’s the author of several books, the latest of... more

03 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Who is the Real Xi Jinping? With Kerry Brown

Writer and academic Kerry Brown's latest book is Xi: A Study in Power, which profiles the policies and personality behind China's... more

01 Jun 2022 · 55 minutes
The Crimes of History, with Linda Kinstler and Peter Pomerantsev

How do you put a ghost on trial? In Linda Kinstler's deeply personal new book, Come to This Court and... more

30 May 2022 · 43 minutes
The Sunday Debate: Chinese Investment Is Good for Africa

Between 2007 and 2020, China invested $23 billion into infrastructure for nations across Africa, $8 billion more than the other... more

29 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Mental Health: Hope and Healing With Horatio Clare and Alex Riley

How we understand mental health and the level of compassion we show to those suffering from depression and other forms... more

27 May 2022 · 58 minutes
Otherlands: A Journey Into Our Planet’s Deep Past, with Thomas Halliday

Palaeobiologist and bestselling author Thomas Halliday is helping us better understand how the natural world evolved over the past 500... more

25 May 2022 · 49 minutes
The New Science of the Body Clock, with Russell Foster

Every second of the day, tiny biological clocks are ticking throughout your body, from the neural pathways of your brain... more

23 May 2022 · 56 minutes
The Sunday Debate: The Left has right on its side

The political Left often purports that it has society’s best interests at heart and that it works for the good of... more

22 May 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
No Bullsh*t Leadership, with Roula Khalaf

Chris Hirst, Global CEO of advertising group Havas Creative, cuts through the bullshit and gets to the heart of modern... more

20 May 2022 · 42 minutes
The Afghan Women Writing for Freedom, with Marie Bamyani, Zarghuna Kargar and Lucy Hannah

Afghan women’s voices are at increasing risk of being silenced and as more of their rights slip away, so do... more

18 May 2022 · 32 minutes
How to Avert the Climate Catastrophe and a Financial Meltdown, with Eugene Linden

Author and environmental journalist Eugene Linden's new book, Fire and Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change from 1979 to... more

16 May 2022 · 1 hour,
Is it Time to Abandon the Five-Day Work Week?

Is it time to abandon the five-day work week? Or is the "five-days on, two days off" cadence of work... more

15 May 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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The Afghan Women Writing for Freedom, with Marie Bamyani, Zarghuna Kargar and Lucy Hannah
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Afghan women’s voices are at increasing risk of being silenced and as more of their rights slip away, so do their stories.... more