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Every day, stories unfold that have no resolution. Unresolved is an investigative and immersive look at those stories, as host Micheal Whelan tries to determine why these stories - unsolved crimes and other unexplained phenomena - have no ending.
 
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.
 
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Psychedelics, in medical terms, is an inexact category of drugs that affect perceptions and cognition. Their proponents say 1960s-era associations have undermined exciting research in the field of neuroscience. Psychedelics should be made much more widely available, they contend, to treat a range of mental and emotional issues, as well as to ascert…
 
A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his…
 
This episode contains two separate, unrelated stories from the Patreon archive. In February of 1994, 31-year-old Gloria Ramirez was admitted to the hospital in Riverside, CA with bizarre symptoms. Several of the doctors and nurses treating her came down with similar symptoms, and were unable to save Gloria, who ultimately perished from this bizarre…
 
India and South Africa have petitioned the World Trade Organization to suspend intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines. These nations – along with a coalition of scholars, activists, and nonprofit organizations – argue that developing nations are at risk of waiting years to get full access to the vaccines unless these protections ar…
 
In the year since the pandemic forced us to cancel, the federal student loan debt has grown $100 billion. The stakes have risen for student borrowers, making it high time we rescheduled our debate on the motion: Forgive Student Loans. Facing growing discontent over the rising cost of higher education, many prominent Democrats – and some Republicans…
 
(CONTENT WARNING: This is easily the most despicable and disgusting movie we've reviewed yet, so if you're easily disturbed or upset by cinematic portrayals of rape and the discussion of them, skip this episode.) We can't even joke about this one, y'all - in this episode we trash the 2012 "Paranormal Activity" ripoff, "100 Ghost Street: The Return …
 
The Golden State Killer. The Unabomber. Ted Bundy. These serial killers made national headlines. But in 1974-75, there was another ruthless killer at large, terrorizing San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ community. He may be responsible for as many deaths as the Zodiac Killer — or even more — yet you’ve likely never heard of him. Police coined a name for him: …
 
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