If you love a good debate, or are interested in considering a variety of contested issues in depth, Intelligence Squared, "the world's premier forum for debate and discussion," may appeal. Founded in the United Kingdom and currently based out of seven countries (including the U.S. Australia, Hong Kong, Greece, Chile, and Israel), the series features "Oxford style" debates between two teams of debaters. Each debate is staged before a live audience who are polled at the beginning of each debate. The winner is determined by the side best able to raise audience support. On the United States edition of Intelligence Squared, visitors can browse previous debates by topics such as Law, Culture, Health, and Religion, to name just a few. Visitors can then watch each debate and check out related resources, including papers authored by debate participants. Alternatively, debate fans can subscribe to Intelligence Squared as a podcast via iTunes. Each debate is approximately ninety minutes in length.
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