The debates on IAI tv address the pressing issues of our time. The topics and speakers are the outcome of a stringent editorial process. From sub-atomic physics and philosophical logic to global politics and aesthetics, we do not ask our speakers to simplify for a public audience or to engage in sound bites but to make their opinions direct and clear to their peers in the debate.

Our hosts are critical to ensuring this takes place. It is their difficult and challenging role to insist that questions are answered, that speakers do not hide behind their authority, fame or expertise, and that conclusions are drawn. As a result our hosts are often experts in their own right with the confidence to challenge the leading thinkers in the particular field on their own turf.

Jesse Norman

Jesse Norman is a Conservative Party politician serving as Financial Secretary to the Treasury since 2019 who has served as MP since 2010. His book Compass...

Alex O'Connor

Alex J. O’Connor is founder of the “Cosmic Skeptic” YouTube channel, podcast and blog, platforms dedicated to the publication of philosophical ideas and de...

Romina Padro

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York, and Director of the Kripke Center. Padro is best known for her work on the e...

Matthew Parris

Writer, broadcaster and former Conservative MP, Matthew Parris writes columns for the Times and the Spectator as well as presenting Radio 4’s Great Lives.

Sara Passmore

Currently Head of Education and Promotion at the British Humanist Association, Sara previously led multimillion pound educational programmes across the UK.

Rowan Pelling

Rowan is best known for her work as the self-styled ‘editrice’ of the Erotic Review, transforming it from a society newsletter into a much-circulated and s...

Jacques Peretti

Investigative reporter, broadcaster and filmmaker. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired and the Huffington Post.

Jonas Rademacker

Professor of Physics at the University of Bristol who focuses focuses on the subtle differences between matter and the mirror-image of anti-matter and othe...

Sameer Rahim

Sameer Rahim is Arts and Books Editor at Prospect UK. Formerly of The Telegraph, he has featured on the judging panel for The Orwell Prize.

Manveen Rana

Manveen Rana is a senior broadcast journalist who has hosted the Times Radio podcast Stories of our times since March 2020. Formerly she worked for the BBC...

Jonathan Ree

Philosopher and historian at large, who was a Professor at Middlesex before leaving in order to have “more time to think.” He is a regular contributor to N...

Steve Richards

Columnist, comedian and broadcaster, Steve Richards is the Independent's Chief Political Commentator. He also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and GM...

Luke Robert Mason

Luke Robert Mason is a media producer and curator of futures. He has interviewed hundreds of the most well-known innovators in the fields of advanced scien...

Adam Roberts

Professor of Literature, science fiction writer and critic, his award winning books include Anticopernicus and New Model Army.
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