The Man Who Escaped Auschwitz to Warn the World, with Jonathan Freedland

Intelligence Squared | 22 July 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Freedland about his book The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World. Poignant story of Rudolph Vrba escaping Auschwitz to warn the world about the Holocaust, and the little that was done with that information by the Allies and even Jews.

Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback, with Laurie Penny

Intelligence Squared | 1 April 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Laurie Penny about their book Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback. Analyses this moment of sexual politics, arguing that we are witnessing a transformation: a revolutionary change in how we define gender, sex, consent and whose bodies matter.

Eliot Higgins on We Are Bellingcat

Intelligence Squared | 5 February 2021 | 0h ??m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Eliot Higgins about his book We Are Bellingcat. Tells the story of how Bellingcat pioneered the use of software to crack some of the biggest cases in the world. Discusses their investigations into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, and the recent poisoning of Russian politician Alexei Navalny.

Putin’s People with Catherine Belton

Intelligence Squared | 7 July 2020 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Catherine Belton about her book Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West. Argues that the techniques of front companies, money laundering and links with illegal business and organised crime that he practised working for the KGB in East Germany are the same techniques he uses today to concentrate his power and interfere in Western countries.

Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World, with Will Davies

Intelligence Squared | 26 May 2020 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Will Davies about his book Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over The World. Discusses the long history of tensions between building societies based on facts and reason versus feelings based on fear and anxiety.

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat, with Jenny Kleeman

Intelligence Squared | 17 July 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jenny Kleeman about her book Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death. Discusses the innovations coming to the most human of experiences: artificial wombs, lab-grown meat, sex robots, and automated, painless death.

Stephen Fry and Friends on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens

Intelligence Squared | 15 December 2017 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Stephen Fry and other friends of Christopher Hitchens gathered to celebrate the life and work of this great writer, iconoclast and debater. Includes Richard Dawkins, Sean Penn, Christopher Buckley, Lewis Lapham, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and James Fenton with readings and reminisces.