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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 podcasts every Tuesday and Friday.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. In this new weekly podcast from Intelligence Squared, we'll speak to business leaders, authors and public intellectuals about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of business. Guests will include Guy Raz, host of NPR's How I Built This; Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Startling Bank; Zayna Aston, YouTube Head of Communications for E ...
 
Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change... so let’s adapt. Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more t ...
 
Join Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, for Season 2 of How to Lead a Sustainable Business. In this podcast series, Alannah continues her mission to discover how businesses can innovate and transform to put sustainability at their core. Each week she will be joined by an inspirational business leader driving change in their field - whether it’s football, fashion, food or furniture. Upcoming guests include Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA; Dale Vince, Founder of Ecotricity; Dame Vivian H ...
 
How I Found My Voice is the podcast that explores how some of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. This Intelligence Squared podcast goes behind the celebrity persona to understand their journeys and inspirations – from writing a childhood diary to first performing on stage or finding the courage to speak up. Hosted by the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, guests include Graham Norton, Margaret Atwood, Katherine Ryan, Michael Palin, Gloria ...
 
Breaking down the economic ideas we’ve all heard of but may not fully understand in under 15 minutes. Host Nicola Walton is joined by an economics expert each week to take us through the terminology, statistics and stories of how economic forces shape our world and lives. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
Chris Hirst, CEO of Havas advertising group, cuts through the bullsh*t and gets to the heart of modern leadership. In this straight talking podcast he interviews leaders from Clive Woodward to June Sarpong on how to inspire, how to keep going when sh*t hits the fan, and ultimately how to get stuff done. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.
 
Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world. If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher ...
 
Silicon Valley by The Investor's Podcast Network is hosted by Shawn Flynn. It is an in-depth look into the workings of companies based in Silicon Valley. It delves into up-and-coming startups, established giants and the views of people who are making a mark in the technology scene in Silicon Valley.
 
Starting a business is hard. Scaling a business is even harder. And, exiting a business is harder still. So, why do some companies struggle to reach six figures while others scale to 7, 8, or 9 figures while achieving lucrative exits for their founders? Join A.J. Lawrence, the journeyman entrepreneur, with several 7 figure exits but still trying to get past 8. He interviews successful entrepreneurs and brings on experts in the various tools or processes to accelerate your growth. In each epi ...
 
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Autonomy, dignity and compassion. We wish to experience these things in our lives, so why shouldn’t we experience them in our deaths? That’s the argument made by those who support a change in the law to legalise assisted dying in the UK. People who are suffering intractably, they claim, but who are too ill to self-administer life-ending medication …
 
Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustaina…
 
The hereditary lottery, in many democracies, has effectively been replaced by a system in which talent, grit, and ability are meant to determine success. Yet, amidst income inequality and legacy of racism, many wonder whether meritocracy works. Critics point to generational wealth and networks that lead to lucrative jobs and fancy educations. Those…
 
It rarely happens in the wake of a school shooting, but it's happening in Michigan: the parents of the 15-year-old accused of killing four classmates earlier this week have been charged with involuntary manslaughter -- and police are looking for them. We'll get details of the charges and ask about the chances the parents could be convicted. Here in…
 
It’s been almost 50 years since Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka, Africa’s first Nobel laureate for literature, last published a novel. Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth is, his fellow writers agree, worth the wait. He joins Dr Louisa Egbunike, Associate Professor in African Literature at Durham University, to discuss its his lat…
 
The Biden administration, eager to signal a sense of control after the omicron variant was detected in this country, is swinging into action. Among the plans: requiring insurance reimbursement for the costs of rapid COVID testing. Will that be enough to keep this new variant contained? We'll go In Depth. And why, after suffering through nearly two …
 
Welcome to California, omicron. The new COVID variant is not only now officially in the US, but it's also here in our state -- so we will go In Depth on what it means for you. We'll also talk with former FDA director Dr. Scott Gottlieb on how the arrival of this variant could impact COVID policies going forward ... and whether our vaccines will hol…
 
How do you create a multilevel business positioned for growth? Chris Ronzio, founder and CEO of Trainual, joins A.J. to discuss how mapping out the roles and responsibilities in your organization can help you delegate and scale while maintaining your work-life balance. Listen to discover how to use the power of training and delegation to set your b…
 
Omicron might have been around far longer than we originally realized--we will go In Depth on the new COVID variant that's likely already circulating here in the United States. Wall Street is certainly feeling anxious from omicron and several more factors: we'll take a look at what could be a very rocky month for your investment portfolio. And Merc…
 
Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party came to power in 2014, India has seen an increase in Hindu nationalism and a rise in hostility towards the Muslim minority population. Politician and writer Shashi Tharoor believes the country is at a crossroads. His recently published book, The Struggle for India’s Soul, looks at the political d…
 
A cause for concern, not a cause for panic. So says, President Biden. He's talking about the latest Coronavirus variant of concern--named Omicron. It was first detected in South Africa and there are already cases showing up in several other countries. Most experts think it is already lurking somewhere here. Just a matter of time. There are more que…
 
Kate Bingham is the former Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce and she's also a shrewd business mind, having been a successful venture capitalist in sectors such as biotech for the past 30 years. She recently spoke with Jessica Pulay at the Cliveden Literary Festival to discuss how business acumen played its part in managing a team of experts from se…
 
In this episode, I interview the co-hosts of the popular podcast What You Will Learn, and now co-authors of The Sh*t They Never Taught You, Adam Jones and Adam Ashton, for a conversation on all things books and life. --- Show Notes: Get the book: https://amzn.to/3lkiFXI Listen to the WYWL podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1oQ6gWZqHHBgsrpIISZiA…
 
Emperor Yingzong is back on his throne thanks to the conspirators loyal to him. Only they turn out to be not so much loyal to "him," as they are to the idea that they should have more and more power. It all culminates with yet another coup d'etat..真讨厌... Time Period Covered: 1457-1464 CE Major Historical Figures: Emperor Yingzong (Zhu Qizhen) [r. 1…
 
What now for the world? Governments have reached a climate deal which gets us closer to holding temperatures rises to 1.5C. But a last-ditch effort from India and China to water down pledges to phase out coal has led some to consider COP26 a failure. Yes, COP26 could have achieved more but is this agreement one that could potentially be seen as a s…
 
Huma Abedin was Hillary Clinton’s most trusted aide and adviser for many years. Her recently published book, Both/And, reveals the details of that relationship as well as reflecting on the very public breakdown of her marriage to disgraced former congressman and convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner. She speaks to journalist Razia Iqbal about her l…
 
Listen to this in-depth and detailed discussion regarding the intricacies of property valuations and lease extension. Learn about the parties involved, the procedures, and what your expert can do to improve the outcome of the process. At London Property, we use our experience, expertise & deep-rooted relationships to connect super-prime property ow…
 
Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustaina…
 
The three white men who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, the black man running through their neighborhood, were convicted of murder today in Georgia -- we'll go In Depth. We'll also go to Europe. COVID infections are once again on the rise and countries are starting to ramp up vaccine requirements -- even as right-wing politicians step up their oppos…
 
What are mission-driven companies and why should you create one? Nick Desai, of HeyRenee, sits down with A.J. to discuss how ideas are just a fraction of what goes into products and platforms. And what really impacts people’s lives long term. Listen as Nick, the former CEO of Heal, shares insight into his new venture, HeyRenee, a one-stop healthcar…
 
Will some of the oil being taken out of the nation's strategic reserve eventually find its way into your gas tank.......and will it lower prices at the pump? The answer to both might be "no" ... but we'll go In Depth on President Biden's move to help ease record-high gas prices. Smash and grab thieves masquerading as looters have hit again, this ti…
 
We go to movies that make us cry, scream or gag we poke at sores, eat spicy foods and run marathons. Some of us even seek out discomfort and humiliation for sexual gratification. Most of these activities are painful yet many of us find pleasure within them and Professor Paul Bloom of Yale University's recent book, The Sweet Spot, seeks to suss out …
 
Welcome to Thanksgiving week in 2021, where several major stories are all converging -- all of which could directly impact you. First, COVID infection and hospitalization rates are once again on the rise -- including in several areas with high vaccination rates. Are we in store for another miserable COVID winter? Then, if you're hitting the road or…
 
Today's episode comes from the How To Lead a Sustainable Business podcast, brought to you by Selfridges Group and Intelligence Squared. In the podcast, Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, speaks to inspiring leaders at the forefront of sustainability and business to find out what it takes to lead change and how businesses can put sustaina…
 
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