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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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.
 
Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers in all genres, hosted by Jessica Lahey (freelancer, essayist and NYT best-selling author of "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Children Can Succeed", KJ Dell'Antonia (NYT contributor and former editor; her novel, The Chicken Sisters, debuts in June 2020, How to Be a Happier Parent is available now) and Sarina Bowen (USA today best-selling author of more than 30 romance novels).
 
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We love answering your questions! If we missed yours, head over to the Facebook group or reply to this episode and we’ll try to get there next time. Links from the pod: early episodes on How to Get an Agent, Planning your work, Keeping Organized, and Getting Unstuck Semikolon sticky notes Evernote Best online writing classes: Rachael Herron, Better…
 
We love answering your questions! If we missed yours, head over to the Facebook group or reply to this episode and we’ll try to get there next time. Links from the pod: early episodes on How to Get an Agent, Planning your work, Keeping Organized, and Getting Unstuck Semikolon sticky notes Evernote Best online writing classes: Rachael Herron, Better…
 
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, fe…
 
We have another 2-part podcast today. Part 1 is the noted Canadian economist, Don Drummond. Mr. Drummond spent almost 23 years in progressively more senior positions in the federal Department, culminating in Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. Paul Martin called him “one of the most principled and imaginative public servants with whom I have ever…
 
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 partn…
 
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…
 
Hey HBs! This week, we recap Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh! It's the first book in her famous Psy-Changeling series. Sascha is a broken psy who feels things, and Lucas is a werepanter who needs to find the psy serial killer who's targeting vibrant werewomen. Plus, dream sex, snarlin', and so much more!…
 
Writing is hard. In this episode, we talk imposter syndrome, editing, the right headspace for reading your own stuff, why you might need a “nice” agent, reading your work aloud to friends, recording audiobooks in the closet, being years late on a deadline, sending your editor proof of life and the deep inner conviction that people only buy your boo…
 
Writing is hard. In this episode, we talk imposter syndrome, editing, the right headspace for reading your own stuff, why you might need a “nice” agent, reading your work aloud to friends, recording audiobooks in the closet, being years late on a deadline, sending your editor proof of life and the deep inner conviction that people only buy your boo…
 
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)…
 
Alright, it’s time for another Herle Burly 2-part pod! Part 1, I’m chuffed to welcome Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes to the podcast. Jonathan and Amie are the New York Times bestselling authors of “Shattered” the definitive account of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign. They’re here today to talk about their brand-new book, “Lucky: How Joe Biden …
 
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 di…
 
Who wouldn’t want to write better and faster? I can’t even imagine. Our guest this week is Becca Syme, creator of the Better Faster Academy, author of Dear Writer You Need to Quit as well as other books in the Quit series and the author of the MatchBaker series of cozy mysteries (with such glorious titles as “Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron”).…
 
Who wouldn’t want to write better and faster? I can’t even imagine. Our guest this week is Becca Syme, creator of the Better Faster Academy, author of Dear Writer You Need to Quit as well as other books in the Quit series and the author of the MatchBaker series of cozy mysteries (with such glorious titles as “Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron”).…
 
Hey HBs! You're getting next week's episode early BECAUSE IT'S ST. VINCENT DAY! Jenny Nordbak and Andie J. Christopher join us to swoon over St. Vincent. Topics Include: - Why St. Vincent is the best - How to celebrate St. Vincent Day - Things St. Vincent would always do - Casting Bonus content: coziness, hydration, and spanking. We are who we are.…
 
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 complet…
 
Alright, it’s time for another Herle Burly 2-part pod! For Part 1 today, it’s “The Return of Peter Weltman”. Peter is Ontario’s independent Financial Accountability Officer, and the first time he guested with us it was one of the newsiest and most listened to episodes in the history of The Herle Burly. We are going to talk about last week’s Ontario…
 
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 …
 
Alisha Rai is here to usher us into a Bollywood obsession! Band Baaja Baaraat is the perfect first-timer's movie. Two college kids decide to start a wedding planning business together with one condition: don't fall in love! Countless amazing montages, songs, dance numbers, and slow-motion-walks later, IT'S A GORGEOUS HEA!!! Alisha also told us all …
 
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-ou…
 
It’s part one of… who knows? As we answer questions from our email and our Facebook group (if you’re not part of that, jump in HERE). We answered questions about working with experts, talking about WIPS (nonfiction and fiction, both), sucking up to influencers, being told your platform sucks, Goodreads etiquette and the always popular can you make …
 
It’s part one of… who knows? As we answer questions from our email and our Facebook group (if you’re not part of that, jump in HERE). We answered questions about working with experts, talking about WIPS (nonfiction and fiction, both), sucking up to influencers, being told your platform sucks, Goodreads etiquette and the always popular can you make …
 
We have another 2-part pod for you today! Part 1, I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Michelle Rempel Garner to the show. You all know Ms. Rempel Garner as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Calgary Nose Hill and Health Critic. A major force within the party. But we’re going to delve a little deeper into her background, today. Why she got in…
 
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 Capi…
 
Hey y'all! We're back with the conclusion to The Roommate by Rosie Danan! Their pleasure education website, shameless, is in production and these two crazy kids won't realize they're mutually pining. And the reader is mutually pining as a result! It's a swoon. Bonus Content: Erin is SO TIRED, Rooster burrowing in snow, Mel LOVES flip cup, Wet humpi…
 
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…
 
Nalini Singh is a romance writer. Or, she was a romance writer until she decided she wanted to write a thriller. Jess and Sarina had so much fun talking about genre hopping and writing the books that speak to you. There’s no requirement that we stay in our lanes, Nalini reminded us. We also took some time to lament our dearly missed in-person write…
 
Nalini Singh is a romance writer. Or, she was a romance writer until she decided she wanted to write a thriller. Jess and Sarina had so much fun talking about genre hopping and writing the books that speak to you. There’s no requirement that we stay in our lanes, Nalini reminded us. We also took some time to lament our dearly missed in-person write…
 
We have another 2-part pod for you today! Part 1, I’m so pleased to welcome Nick Saul to the show. Mr. Saul is an internationally renowned food and social justice activist who currently serves as President and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada. He’s an Officer of the Order of Canada, and last May he was elected Chancellor of Victoria University …
 
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 …
 
Hey HBs! We're here with part 1 of THE ROOMMATE by Rosie Danan! We each read this book over hiatus and LOVED IT, so we decided to cover it for y'all! We've got Clara, an East Coast blue blood who is completely scandal-averse, showing up in LA to finally woo her life-long crush. Great plan! Except that he's going on tour with his band (whoops!) and …
 
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 th…
 
Jess’s new book, The Addiction Inoculation, launches April 6th, and we talk about all the things she’s done to set herself up for feeling like she’s done everything in her power to make this launch a good one. We discuss the differences between launching fiction and non-fiction, first book vs. second book, non-covid v. covid, when to hire a publici…
 
Jess’s new book, The Addiction Inoculation, launches April 6th, and we talk about all the things she’s done to set herself up for feeling like she’s done everything in her power to make this launch a good one. We discuss the differences between launching fiction and non-fiction, first book vs. second book, non-covid v. covid, when to hire a publici…
 
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 e…
 
Alright, today’s episode of The Herle Burly is a 2 parter! Part 1 of the pod today is Ian Brodie. An academic by training, today Mr. Brodie is as Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary. But as many of you know, he was central to the founding of the Conservative Party of Canada, and its Executive Director. When Prime M…
 
Whoooaaaa! Lo of Christina Lauren and Kate Clayborn stopped by to introduce us to our brand new obsession, Crash Landing On You! This K-drama has already bewitched our minds and stolen our souls. Come with us as we recap episode one! We’ll be recapping the rest of the episode, one by one, on our Patreon! Plus, we chat all about Kate’s new release L…
 
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 …
 
In this week's episode BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel takes us behind the scenes of perhaps the most extraordinary election campaign ever in American politics – when a global pandemic threw the country into turmoil and threatened not just the presidency but the very institutions of American democracy itself. Sopel revealed the inside story of h…
 
Today's guest, Olga Mecking, is a freelance journalist who’s enjoyed exactly the version of success many freelancers dream about. She went from publishing her own work on her blog to pitching outside publications, gradually reaching bigger and bigger audiences until her article The Case for Doing Nothing in the New York Times became a breakout succ…
 
Today's guest, Olga Mecking, is a freelance journalist who’s enjoyed exactly the version of success many freelancers dream about. She went from publishing her own work on her blog to pitching outside publications, gradually reaching bigger and bigger audiences until her article The Case for Doing Nothing in the New York Times became a breakout succ…
 
We have a special bonus episode for you today – we wanted to introduce you to a podcast we think you'll really enjoy, called Change Makers. Change Makers presents fresh ideas and inspirational life stories from people with a passion – the campaigners, creators, connectors and contrarians – all making a difference. In this episode economist, author,…
 
Alright, today’s episode of The Herle Burly is a 2 parter! Part 1, is the now former Premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil. Mr. McNeil is a violation of Herle’s First Rule of Politics – a leader who resigned when he likely could have won reelection. We'll talk about his story, Atlantic Canada, and the current state of our federation. Part 2 of the…
 
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