That's right. IQ2US has put on 62 debates to date, since our launch in 2006, which leaves, by our calculation, an infinity of topics to choose from going forward.
Right now, our last debate, held at the Aspen Ideas Festival a few weeks back, is already airing on NPR stations around the country. We're delighted to have some new stations choosing to broadcast that one, because the topic resonated with their listeners. (New for us, that is: thanks KSTX and KUT in Texas, KCPW in Utah, Prairie Public Radio in North Dakota and KTOO in Alaska.)
We launch our fall season in just under 8 weeks at our new location, Kaufman Center, in the heart of the New York City's Lincoln Center neighborhood. The issues we're going at include super PACs, foreign policy, income inequality, legalization of drugs and a new take on the endless battle between science and religion.
That said, we are supremely open to your suggestions for debate topics. Just remember: we want to be able to hear from BOTH sides, so make sure there are two worthy sides, even if you don't agree with one of them. Getting the two sides to one stage, and to argue smartly, and respectfully – that's our mission. We've achieved it, luckily, those 62 times.
Quite the dent we're making in infinity, right?
John Donvan, Moderator
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates