Intelligence Squared

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 and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h9m. Bisher sind 365 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

recommended podcasts

The Philosophy of Polar Exploration, with Erling Kagge and Razia Iqbal

Erling Kagge, author of Philosophy for Polar Explorers, was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's poles by foot – the North, the South, and the summit of Everest. In this interview with the BBC’s Razia Iqb...



There Is No Planet B, with Mike Berners-Lee and Matthew Taylor

In this episode we were joined by Mike Berners-Lee, the climate change expert and author of There Is No Planet B: A Handbook For The Make Or Break Years. He was interviewed by Matthew Taylor of the RSA in a discussion on the real, con...



Former UK Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson Discusses How He Beat Obesity, and the Long Road Ahead for Labour

In this episode we were joined by Tom Watson, the Deputy Leader of the UK Labour Party who only recently stood down at last year's general election. He is now the author of a new book Downsizing: How I Lost 8 Stone, Reve...



The Wonders of Nanotechnology, with Sonia Contera and Tom Whipple

In this episode we were joined by Sonia Contera, Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Oxford and the author of Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology. In a wide-rangin...



Fighting Back Against Big Tech, with Rana Foroohar and Ros Urwin

In this episode we were joined by Rana Foroohar, FT global business columnist and author of Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech, alongside Ros Urwin of the Sunday Times.  According to Foroohar, Silicon Valley has ...



Old World vs New World: The Great Wine Debate, with Oz Clarke and Jancis Robinson

France, Italy, Spain, Germany: these are the ancient Old World wine-growing regions of Europe, where continuity and history reign supreme. California, Australia, South Africa and Chile: these are some of the New World areas, where technology and scienc...



Privacy in an Age of Surveillance, with James Bennet and Jamie Bartlett

In this episode we were joined by The New York Times' editorial page editor James Bennet, to discuss the The New York Times' fascinating new editorial project, The Privacy Project. James was interviewed on the project by tech journalist Jamie...



The Education of an Idealist, with Samantha Power and Helen Lewis

In this episode we were joined by Samantha Power, the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President Obama from 2013 to 2017 and author of a new book The Education of an Idealist. She was interviewed on her fascinating c...



The West Should Make Amends With Putin

Is it high time for a rapprochement with Putin? As the transatlantic alliance flounders and Britain wallows in Brexit psychodrama, Europe can no longer afford to keep Russian relations strained. In fact, a detente is now a ge...



HOLIDAY BONUS: The Year in Review

As 2019 comes to a close, the Intelligence Squared team look back at some of their highlights from the year, both on the Intelligence Squared stage and on the podcast. They feature clips from big in conversation events with the likes of Thomas Friedman...


 2019-12-20  1h30m