Trump and Clinton's Nemesis: James Comey Live On Stage With Armando Iannucci
‘I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job.’ – President Trump, to Russian officials visiting him in the Oval Office in 2017
James Comey is the former director of the FBI who is disliked by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in equal measure. His decision to investigate Clint...
Bach vs Beethoven: The Battle of the Great Composers
Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven are without doubt two of the most sublime musical geniuses who ever lived. But which of the two was the greater? To battle it out, Intelligence Squared is bringing to the stage two celebrated figures from the world of music: world-renowned cellist St...
The Demonisation of Middle-Aged Women With Victoria Smith and Hadley Freeman
Why are middle-aged women these days subject to so much rage and hatred? Why are they so often portrayed as entitled, selfish and morally inferior – frequently by people who see themselves as progressive and kind?
As writer Victoria Smith approached middle age, she made her peace with her saggi...
David Baddiel: The Reluctant Atheist
David Baddiel would love there to be a God. The comedian and bestselling author has spent a lot of time fantasising about how much better life would be if there actually were a supreme being – which for him would be some kind of Superhero Dad who chased off Death. Unfortunately for him, there isn...
Disabled Parenting with Eliza Hull and Lucy Webster
‘Being a disabled parent is a rebellious act.’ – Eliza Hull
When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most parents-to-be she felt a mix of nerves and excitement. But as a disabled person she faced added complexities. Would the pregnancy be too hard? Would people...
Hadley Freeman on Anorexia and Finding the Will to Live With Bari Weis
Shortly after her fourteenth birthday, Hadley Freeman stopped eating. From the age of fourteen to seventeen, she lived in various psychiatric wards with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa.
Now, decades later, the award-winning Sunday Times columnist has written a book, Good Girls: A Story and Study...