Intelligence Squared

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9 PM

What shapes us more: our DNA, or the way we’re raised? This debate, commonly recognized as “nature versus nurture,” has drawn disagreement for thousands of years. So which one matters more?

As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system. One idea championed by many on the progressive left is “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, which would do away with private health insurance for most forms of care. Advocates of this plan promise that nationalizing health insurance will cut costs by reducing overhead and promote overall health by giving all Americans access to preventive health care.

How should the American legal system cope with a new era of hate speech? In this episode, host John Donvan sits down with two top legal minds thinking about free speech today.

LISTEN TONIGHT - Monday, July 29, 2019 at 9 PM

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9 PM

What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Driverless cars, also known as autonomous or self-driving vehicles, are currently in test-drive mode around the globe. Should we proceed with caution? Or embrace the driverless car?

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 9 PM

New Intelligence Squared Debates

May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14 & 21, 2018 at 9 PM

May 14: Bitcoin is more than a bubble and is here to stay.