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Wednesday 20 September, Rob Lyons

Battle Cry: Cathy Young on the alt-right

Max Sanderson talks to the US author and columnist.

Friday 1 September, Rob Lyons

Who do you think you are?

Listen to the lecture by Dr Tim Black on autonomy, authenticity and the emergence of identity politics from The Academy 2017.

Friday 11 August, Rob Lyons

Narcissism and identity-determinism

A lecture by Claire Fox at The Academy 2017.

Thursday 3 August, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - 3 August 2017

The team discuss the Trump administration, rewriting gender identities and the latest on Brexit.

Friday 28 July, Rob Lyons

The emergence of the self in history

A lecture by Professor Frank Furedi at The Academy 2017.

Friday 21 July, Rob Lyons

Liberty of conscience, freedom of speech

A lecture by Dr Teresa Bejan at The Academy 2017.

Friday 7 July, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas - 7 July 2017

The team discuss the week's news.

Tuesday 20 June, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 20 June 2017

The team discuss the events of the past week, including the Grenfell Tower fire, Brexit, Northern Ireland and more.

Monday 12 June, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: further reflections on Election 2017

The team discuss the weekend's reactions to the election result and the prospects for the future.

Friday 9 June, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: the morning after Election 2017

The team give their first impressions on the results.

Monday 5 June, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: UK general election - episode 4

The team discuss the latest developments in the campaign.

Friday 2 June, Rossa Minogue

The emergence of the individual

Podcast: lecture by Angus Kennedy recorded at The Academy 2016

Thursday 25 May, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: UK general election - episode 3

The team discuss the reaction to the Manchester bombing, the pause in the election campaign and the Tories' social-care u-turn.

Wednesday 24 May, Rossa Minogue

Culture wars: the roots of Islamist terrorism

Plenary lecture delivered by Josie Appleton at The Academy 2016.

Monday 15 May, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: General Election special, episode 2

The team discuss the state of the parties in the run-up to 8 June.

Friday 28 April, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: elections in the UK and France

The team discuss the 'Brexit election' and the collapse of the traditional parties in France.

Wednesday 12 April, Rob Lyons

The limits of free will

Podcast: philosopher and author Julian Baggini talks about one of the thorniest issues in philosophy.

Friday 7 April, Rob Lyons

Creative Destruction: how to start an economic renaissance

Listen to the discussion at the launch of Phil Mullan's new book.

Friday 31 March, Rob Lyons

Cosmopolitanism and sovereignty: what next for Europe?

Podcast: listen to the lecture and discussion from Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 17 March, Rob Lyons

What next for Brexit?

Listen to this Podcast of Ideas special on what happens beyond Article 50.

Friday 10 March, Rob Lyons

Tax wars and inequality

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 3 March, Rob Lyons

Who are we? Identity politics dissected

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 24 February, Rob Lyons

Immigration: what is the future of free movement?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 17 February, Rob Lyons

Does Britain need an industrial strategy?

Podcast: Patrick Hayes discusses the UK government's recent green paper.

Friday 10 February, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 10 February 2017

Listen to the team chew over the week's news.

Saturday 4 February, Rob Lyons

What is gender?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 27 January, Rob Lyons

The UK economy after Brexit: sink or swim?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 20 January, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas: 20 January 2017

The team discuss the new US president and Brexit.

Friday 6 January, Rob Lyons

The new populism

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Saturday 31 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Is utopian thinking dead?

Podcast: listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Thursday 22 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Have we lost the art of conversation?

Podcast: listen to the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 16 December 2016, Rob Lyons

What’s the truth about ‘post‑truth’ politics?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 9 December 2016, Rob Lyons

The rise of the Busybody State

Podcast: Josie Appleton, director of the Manifesto Club, talks about her new book.

Friday 2 December 2016, Rob Lyons

Are political parties over?

Recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Friday 18 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: public health, the view from Australia

Rob Lyons speaks to Australian policy consultant Terry Barnes.

Friday 11 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Trump’s victory

Claire Fox, Geoff Kidder and Rob Lyons discuss the fallout from the US election.

Friday 4 November 2016, Rossa Minogue

Can America be great again?

Recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2016

Thursday 27 October 2016, Rob Lyons

Big Data: does size matter?

Podcast: recording of the debate at the Battle of Ideas 2016.

Friday 21 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Munira Mirza on reinvigorating London

Max Sanderson talks to London's former deputy mayor for education and culture.

Wednesday 19 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

What’s the truth about generational inequality?

Podcast: Rob Lyons speaks to sociologist Jennie Bristow.

Friday 14 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Anders Sandberg on ethical AI

Max Sanderson profiles Anders Sandberg from the Future of Humanity Institute

Friday 7 October 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Ian Dunt on populism

Max Sanderson profiles Ian Dunt, editor of Politics.co.uk

Friday 30 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

Battle Cry: Timandra Harkness on Big Data

Max Sanderson profiles writer, broadcaster and comedian Timandra Harkness

Thursday 22 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

After Ferguson: policing and race in America

Podcast: Recorded at the Battle of ideas 2015.

Friday 16 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

How will we feed Britain after Brexit?

Rob Lyons speaks to Dr Guy Smith from the National Farmers Union

Friday 9 September 2016, Rossa Minogue

Three snapshots of the Age of Enlightenment

Podcast: Three short lectures on Isaac Newton, John Milton and Enlightenment coffee houses and salons

Friday 26 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

The totalitarian moment: Europe in the Thirties to Fifties

Podcast: lecture by Bruno Waterfield recorded at The Academy 2016

Friday 12 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

The EU: the project with no name

Professor Frank Furedi's plenary lecture at last month's Institute of Ideas Academy.

Friday 5 August 2016, Rossa Minogue

Brexit: a democratic awakening?

Podcast: Invoke Democracy Now's Rob Killick speaks to Rob Lyons

Friday 29 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

The UK economy after Brexit

Podcast of Rob Lyons' opening remarks from this week's Institute of Ideas Economy Forum

Friday 15 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: China’s cities

Rob Lyons speaks to architect Austin Williams.

Friday 8 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

JS Mill, On Liberty

Recorded as part of the Academy in One Day at the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 1 July 2016, Rossa Minogue

Brexit: the battle for democracy starts here

Podcast: listen to this week's public event in London.

Tuesday 28 June 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: post-referendum special

Rob Lyons, Claire Fox and David Bowden discuss the fallout from the Brexit vote.

Friday 24 June 2016, Rossa Minogue

We the People, you the Mob?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Friday 17 June 2016, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas

How should we respond to the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox and what effect might it have on the EU referendum campaign?

Friday 10 June 2016, Rossa Minogue

Is recycling a waste of time?

Podcast: Rob Lyons talks to New York Times journalist John Tierney.

Friday 27 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Brexit, fracking, public health infighting and more

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the week's news.

Friday 20 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: European Referendum: what will decide the vote?

Recorded at this week's Institute of Ideas event at Goodenough College.

Thursday 12 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the recent elections in the UK, mad anti-Brexit arguments and the 'kid's strike' over SATS.

Friday 6 May 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: The Personal is Political: is identity politics eating itself?

Recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 29 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Can we manufacture a new economy?

Recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Friday 22 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: monarchy, Brexit, German free speech under attack and more

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the week's news

Friday 15 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

The NHS: still worth defending?

Podcast: listen to this debate from our Battle of Ideas archive.

Friday 8 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: British steel, the Panama papers and Brexit

Claire Fox, David Bowden and Rob Lyons discuss the week's news

Friday 1 April 2016, Rossa Minogue

Chewing the facts: what’s the truth of the obesity crisis?

Podcast: listen to this debate from our Battle of Ideas archive.

Thursday 24 March 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Must Rhodes Fall?

Claire Fox and Ian Dunt discuss the Rhodes Must Fall movement

Friday 11 March 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, 11 March

The team discusses the EU referendum debate so far and the UK government's latest public health campaign.

Friday 4 March 2016, Rossa Minogue

Reassessing paternalism: is autonomy a myth?

Keynote debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Friday 26 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Free Speech at Manchester Univeristy

Student Elrica Degirmen on her fight for free speech on campus

Wednesday 24 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: Martin Durkin on Brexit

The polemical filmmaker talks about his crowdfunded documentary making the case for leaving the EU.

Friday 19 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: gravitational waves

Physics teacher and communicator Gareth Sturdy discusses a major scientific discovery.

Friday 12 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Power of Reading: from Socrates to Twitter

Podcast: Frank Furedi discusses his new book in conversation with Russell Celyn Jones.

Friday 5 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas

Listen to the team discuss Brexit, the US presidential election and public-health naggers.

Friday 29 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

From literature to Twitter: the death of the reader?

Podcast: listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 22 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: the battle for free speech on campus

Tom Slater, deputy editor of spiked, on this year's Free Speech University Rankings.

Monday 18 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Campus Wars: safe or sanitised?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015

Friday 15 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Is technology limiting our humanity?

Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015

Thursday 7 January 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, 7 January

Charlie Hebdo one year on, Corbyn's reshuffle, debating Brexit and more

Friday 18 December 2015, Rossa Minogue

Can the UK economy survive Brexit?

Podcast: Listen to the Battle of Ideas 2015 debate at the Barbican in London.

Friday 4 December 2015, Rossa Minogue

From Islamic State to Oxford: a monumental war on the past?

Podcast: Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Tuesday 1 December 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas

Listen to the team discuss the Paris attacks, bombing Syria and the climate change talks

Friday 20 November 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Paris and the threat to an open society

Listen to the special debate at the Battle of Ideas satellite event in Stockholm.

Friday 13 November 2015, Rossa Minogue

Shifting sands: understanding the Middle East today

Listen to this session from the International Battles strand of the recent Battle of Ideas festival

Friday 6 November 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Planet of the Vapes: why is there a war on e-cigarettes?

Audio and video of the recent Battle of Ideas session on e-cigarettes.

Thursday 5 November 2015, Rob Lyons

Are we living in the ‘Anthropocene’?

Podcast: Dr Alex Standish talks about why an apparently dry academic debate reflects uncertainty about the role of humanity today.

Friday 30 October 2015, Rob Lyons

The battle over geek culture

Battle of Ideas podcast: listen to the opening panel remarks from this debate on Gamergate, free expression and the trouble with identity politics.

Wednesday 7 October 2015, Rossa Minogue

Are greens the enemies of progress?

Listen to the introductory remarks from last week's Battle of Ideas satellite in Amsterdam

Friday 18 September 2015, Rossa Minogue

A tale of two cities: is inequality killing London?

Podcast: Listen to the opening remarks from the Battle of Ideas launch event at the Barbican in London.

Wednesday 16 September 2015, Rossa Minogue

What’s so great about happiness?

Podcast: Rob Lyons speaks to philosopher Piers Benn about what it means to be happy and whether it should be the aim of policy.

Friday 28 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas 15

US shootings, migrant crisis, robot wars and the UK education system.

Friday 21 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America

Podcast: Professor Giorgios Varouxakis's lecture from The Academy 2015

Friday 14 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, episode 14

Discussion of the news, race and policing in America and Immanuel Kant

Friday 7 August 2015, Rossa Minogue

A house divided: The American Civil War

Podcast: Listen to Dr Adam Smith's lecture from The Academy 2015

Wednesday 29 July 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas, episode 13

The team discusses Jeremy Corbyn, Lord Sewel, ISIS and smoking bans.

Friday 24 July 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: The liberal retreat and the privatisation of the public

Professor Frank Furedi at this year's Academy

Thursday 16 July 2015, Rossa Minogue

Podcast: Highlights from our Justice Money Power series

Highlights from the Institute's Justice Money Power debates at the City of London Festival

Friday 3 July 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas, episode 12

Fighting for free speech in education, a great Renaissance thinker, plus our take on the week's news

Friday 26 June 2015, Rob Lyons

The First World War: a quest for meaning?

Podcast: Frank Furedi examines the ramifications of a key moment in twentieth-century history.

Friday 19 June 2015, Rob Lyons

Podcast of Ideas, Episode 11

The idea of progress from Renaissance to Enlightenment, the politics of gender and race, and a look forward to the Debating Matters National Final.

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