Listen to this episode of Working with guest John Donvan:
John Donvan has made a career out of staying calm—and staying on topic. A veteran ABC News correspondent, he’s now the moderator of Intelligence Squared U.S., a series of Oxford-style debates on the most controversial issues of the day. In this week’s episode, Donvan tells Aisha Harris why a successful debate starts with a good question and why a moderator must learn the art of interruption.
In a Slate Plus extra, Donvan schools Harris on why she shouldn’t try to game Intelligence Squared’s scoring system. If you’re not a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.
Available as a podcast and app, Intelligence Squared’s next debate is titled “Containment Is Not Enough. ISIS Must Be Defeated” and takes place on Aug. 9. The show’s fall season begins Sept. 16.
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