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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.

Episódios

  • Mona Eltahawy on the Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

    Mona Eltahawy on the Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

    04/05/2021 Duração: 55min

    Be angry, ambitious, profane, violent, attention-seeking, lustful, and powerful. These are the “seven necessary sins” that Egyptian writer and activist Mona Eltahawy says women and girls are not supposed to commit – but absolutely should. Eltahawy advocates a muscular, out-loud approach to teaching women and girls to harness their power.Eltahawy came to Intelligence Squared to tell the stories of activists and ordinary women around the world from countries including South Africa, China, Nigeria, India, Bosnia and Egypt who are fighting back against these taboos and tapping into their inner fury. Rather than teaching women and girls to survive the patriarchal system, they have found themselves in, Eltahawy uses these stories to show them how to dismantle it. Buy the book with a special Intelligence Squared discount here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/the-seven-necessary-sins-for-women-and-girls-mona-eltahawy/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See

  • Getting into the Doughnut, with Kate Raworth and Matthew Taylor

    Getting into the Doughnut, with Kate Raworth and Matthew Taylor

    30/04/2021 Duração: 57min

    In this week's episode Kate Raworth, Oxford University economist discusses what she calls Doughnut Economics, an idea she came up with to help humanity deal with the challenges we face today: financial crises, extreme wealth inequality and relentless pressure on the environment. The doughnut posits a world where we zero in on a sweet spot: all our material and political needs are met without exhausting the planet. Drawn on paper, the space where everyone can thrive looks like a doughnut.To buy the book click here:  https://amzn.to/2RbrTJS Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Social Dilemma, with Tristan Harris and Helen Lewis

    The Social Dilemma, with Tristan Harris and Helen Lewis

    27/04/2021 Duração: 38min

    In this week's episode Tristan Harris, star of Netflix hit documentary 'The Social Dilemma' speak to Helen Lewis about the the enormous power technology has in steering human attention and behaviour. They discuss how the business model of Big Tech impacts us on an individual level and collective level - and how we can rebalance this power to create a more ethical and enjoyable future. The interview was in partnership with iConnections the leading platform for connecting the alternative investment community. To find out more about their upcoming events click here: https://iconnections.io/events/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Difficult Women, with Helen Lewis and Rosamund Urwin

    Difficult Women, with Helen Lewis and Rosamund Urwin

    23/04/2021 Duração: 35min

    Helen Lewis argues that feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines.It's time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women. To find out more about the book click here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/difficult-women/helen-lewis/9781784709730 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Debate: The West Must Engage not Confront China

    Debate: The West Must Engage not Confront China

    22/04/2021 Duração: 37min

    This week's episode features a debate from Intelligence Squared Germany in partnership with the ECFR. Kerry Brown goes up against Anastasia Lin on the question of how the West should engage a more assertive and powerful China. The debate was moderated by Andrew Small and to find out more about the ECFR's work click here: https://ecfr.eu/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Jews Dont Count, with David Baddiel and Armando Iannucci

    Jews Don't Count, with David Baddiel and Armando Iannucci

    20/04/2021 Duração: 01h14s

    In this week's episode comedian and writer David Baddiel discusses his new book, Jews Don’t Count. He argues that the progressive movement which often prides itself on principles of equality, justice and protecting minorities overlooks these things when it comes to the Jews. He spoke to screenwriter and director Armando Iannucci about how and why Jews don't count. To find out more about the book click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/jews-dont-count-david-baddiel/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race, with Walter Isaacson and Dr Guddi Singh

    Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race, with Walter Isaacson and Dr Guddi Singh

    16/04/2021 Duração: 48min

    Walter Isaacson is the bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein and Steve Jobs. His new book is The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race, a gripping account of how Nobel Prize-winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a scientific revolution that gives humanity the power to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and give birth to healthier babies.Doudna has invented a technology that has the potential to change human history: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it has opened up a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. The past half-century has been a digital age, based on the microchip, the computer and the internet. Now we are entering a life-science revolution. Children who study digital coding will be joined by those who study genetic code.Doudna’s work raises huge questions: Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses? Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to e

  • Amal Clooney, Geoffrey Robertson and Bill Browder on a Plan B for Human Rights

    Amal Clooney, Geoffrey Robertson and Bill Browder on a Plan B for Human Rights

    13/04/2021 Duração: 01h01min

    Geoffrey Robertson QC is one of Britain’s leading human rights champions. Twenty years ago he helped fuel the global justice movement with his groundbreaking book Crimes Against Humanity. In April 2021, alongside fellow human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and campaigner Bill Browder, he took part in a special Intelligence Squared online event in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers to set out what he calls his ‘plan B for human rights’. This would involve countries introducing and enforcing fresh laws to name, blame and shame human rights abusers, stripping them of their right to enter democratic nations, of the ill-gotten funds they seek to deposit in global banks, and barring them and their families from schools and hospitals in these countries.Expanding on the themes of his new book Bad People And How To Be Rid Of Them, Robertson makes the case for a group of laws known as Magnitsky legislation after Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died in a Russian jail after exposing state corruption.To find out more and

  • Bonus: The Economy and Markets After Covid-19

    Bonus: The Economy and Markets After Covid-19

    12/04/2021 Duração: 30min

    In this special bonus episode, brought to you in partnership with online trading platform IG, Joshua Mahoney, Senior Markets analyst at IG, speaks to Linda Yueh about how the pandemic has impacted trading and investing. From Netflix to Deliveroo, there have been winners and losers in the pandemic, but what will happen once we've all been vaccinated?To find out more about IG and the world of investing visit: https://www.ig.com/uk Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • From Bridgerton to Peaky Blinders Historic Houses in Film  TV with World Monuments Fund Britain

    From Bridgerton to Peaky Blinders; Historic Houses in Film & TV with World Monuments Fund Britain

    09/04/2021 Duração: 56min

    In this week's episode ​international heritage charity World Monuments Fund Britain draws back the curtain to reveal the fascinating work involved when turning historic houses into fictitious screen locations.WMF Britain Executive Director John Darlington talks to actress Nell Hudson (Victoria, Outlander), director Julie Anne Robinson (Bridgerton), and Sally Ambrose, Head of Marketing and Visitor Experience at Chatsworth House about historic houses and how they are transformed into the settings of some of the most popular films and TV shows.If you are interested in extraordinary buildings, monuments and historic landscapes from across the globe join World Monuments Fund's international network of heritage advocates.New Keystone or Capital Members get a three month Intelligence Squared Plus trial for free. To claim your trial please email [email protected] with proof of your membership.For UK membership join here: https://wmf.org.uk/support/membership/.If you are based

  • The Handshake: A Gripping History, with Ella Al-Shamahi and Helen Czerski

    The Handshake: A Gripping History, with Ella Al-Shamahi and Helen Czerski

    06/04/2021 Duração: 37min

    Friends do it, strangers do it and so do chimpanzees - and it's not just deeply embedded in our history and culture, it may even be written in our DNA. The humble handshake, it turns out, has a rich and surprising history.In this week's episode palaeo-anthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi speaks to Helen Czerski about a funny and fascinating voyage of discovery - from the handshake's origins (at least seven million years ago) all the way to its sudden disappearance in March 2020.To find out more about the book click here: https://bit.ly/3mnA698 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Debate: Is The West Fundamentally Racist?

    Debate: Is The West Fundamentally Racist?

    02/04/2021 Duração: 53min

    The West is rich because the rest is poor. Capitalism is racism. So argues Kehinde Andrews, academic and self-described Black radical, who came to Intelligence Squared on March 29 to set out the ideas in his latest book, The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World. Wrong, says historian Jeremy Black. All that is a complete misrepresentation of the historical and present-day facts, Black counter argues. Who's right and who's wrong? Listen to the debate chaired by Anne McElvoy senior editor at The Economist and make up your own mind. To buy Kehinde's new book click here: https://bit.ly/3sHl7sZTo buy Jeremy Black's latest book click here: https://amzn.to/3cEWUhy Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Was Jesus A Great Moral Teacher? With Julian Baggini and Mark Mardell

    Was Jesus A Great Moral Teacher? With Julian Baggini and Mark Mardell

    30/03/2021 Duração: 41min

    Even if we don't believe that Jesus was the son of God, we tend to think he was a great moral teacher. But was he? And how closely do idealised values such as our love of the family, helping the needy, and the importance of kindness, match Jesus's original tenets?In this week's episode Julian Baggini challenges our assumptions on Christian values with some surprising insights on who Jesus really was. The episode was hosted by former BBC Broadcaster and journalist Mark Mardell. To buy Julian's book The Godless Gospel click here: https://amzn.to/31zejC2 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Debate: The Time Is Right for Scottish Independence

    Debate: The Time Is Right for Scottish Independence

    26/03/2021 Duração: 57min

    Should Scotland be independent? In this week's podcast Alex Massie and Lesley Riddoch go head to head on the question of whether the time has come to break up Britain and for Scotland to go it alone. The debate was chaired by Manveen Rana.  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • A New Vision for Capitalism, with Anne Case, Angus Deaton and Francine Lacqua

    A New Vision for Capitalism, with Anne Case, Angus Deaton and Francine Lacqua

    23/03/2021 Duração: 56min

    Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans die as a result of drug abuse, alcoholism or suicide – and the numbers are rising. This has contributed to a fall in life expectancy in the past three years, reversing a trend towards increased life expectancy that began in 1918. In this week's episode we discuss, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton new book which has identified a culprit for these ‘deaths of despair’: capitalism – or at least some aspects of it. The debate was chaired by Francine Lacqua television anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television.To buy the book click here: https://bit.ly/3lIWlGg Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • NFTs and Why Blockchain Means Business, with Sheila Warren and Carl Miller

    NFT's and Why Blockchain Means Business, with Sheila Warren and Carl Miller

    19/03/2021 Duração: 46min

    In this week's episode we discuss the explosive rise of NFT's as well as the long terms trends in blockchain that will change how we do business and live our lives. The interview is taken from our new podcast Intelligence Squared Business and our guest is Sheila Warren, member of the Executive Committee and Head of Blockchain and Data Policy at The World Economic Forum.To subscribe to Intelligence Squared Business click here: https://apple.co/2OEn5feTo listen to more podcasts from the World Economic Forum click here: https://www.weforum.org/focus/podcasts Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Science of Friendship, with Robin Dunbar and Helen Czerski

    The Science of Friendship, with Robin Dunbar and Helen Czerski

    16/03/2021 Duração: 56min

    Robin Dunbar is the world-renowned psychologist and author who famously discovered Dunbar’s number: how our capacity for friendship is limited to around 150 people. In this week's episode he explains why friends matter to us – more than we think. The single most surprising fact to emerge out of the medical literature over the last decade or so has been that the number and quality of the friendships we have has a bigger influence on our happiness, health and even mortality risk than anything else except giving up smoking.To find out more about his new book Friends click here: https://amzn.to/3rPrcTQ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Accidental President, with James Fletcher and Mark Mardell

    The Accidental President, with James Fletcher and Mark Mardell

    12/03/2021 Duração: 32min

    In 2016, almost anyone you asked, or any poll you consulted, pointed you to a Hillary Clinton landslide. The Accidental President is a balanced feature documentary that is seeking to answer one question - How the hell did Donald Trump win? In this week's episode we were joined by the director James Fletcher who spoke to Mark Mardell about making the documentary and the future of Trump's style of politics. THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT is available to rent and buy on Apple TV+, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and YouTube now Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Intelligence Squared Recommends – Climate Solutions: Is COVID-19 good or bad for the climate?

    Intelligence Squared Recommends – Climate Solutions: Is COVID-19 good or bad for the climate?

    11/03/2021 Duração: 17min

    We have a special bonus episode for you today - we wanted to introduce you to a podcast we think you'll really enjoy, called Climate Solutions, from our partners, the European Investment Bank.What would you give up to solve the climate crisis? Flights to exotic holiday destinations? Red meat? Your car? Climate Solutions surveyed 30 000 people in every EU country, in China, the US and the UK to find out what they’re ready to do to fight climate change. And whether, facing the threat posed by COVID 19, they’re even worried about climate change at all. The team at Climate Solutions then spoke to experts about what it all means for the future of our planet.In this brand new episode of season 2 of Climate Solutions, host Matt Rees and guests ask, has COVID-19 changed our behaviour in ways that might be good for climate change? Teleworking, instead of commuting to an office, means fewer carbon emissions and is therefore good for the climate. And what about the econo

  • BONUS: International Womens Day Special with Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo, Rose McGowan and more

    BONUS: International Women's Day Special with Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo, Rose McGowan and more

    08/03/2021 Duração: 49min

    For International Women's Day we bring to you a special bonus episode of our award-winning podcast, How I Found My Voice presented by the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed. This episode features clips from some of our favourite female interviewees including novelists Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo and Elif Shafak, actors Kate Winslet, Rose McGowan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, singer Paloma Faith, Labour politician and Member of Parliament Jess Phillips, businesswoman Gina Miller, and comedian Katharine Ryan.SUBSCRIBE TO HOW I FOUND MY VOICE ON APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/how-i-found-my-voice/id1455089930SUBSCRIBE TO HOW I FOUND MY VOICE ON SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/3tFAb0IODQLDaVksmi2YHi?si=XGkuGCnmTxej2lHKSeYHuA How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. The Executive Producer is Farah Jassat. Support this show http://support

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