If you're like my ex-girlfriend and like debating, then you'll love this podcast. (That wasn't really a jab at her she was just a speech major and got really into debate.) The show is a recording of a live debate with incredibly smart and qualified people arguing for or against a movement. It's formatted very well with normally two people on both the affirmative and negative sides who have opening remarks, a rebuttal, audience questions, and closing statements. The audience questions are usually the best part in my opinion. There is also a poll taken from the audience before each show about the presented statement to see if they are for, against, or undecided. They then take a poll of the audience towards the end of the debate to see which side has persuaded more people. The topics they debate are usually relevant, controversial, and interesting. Great stuff to help you form your opinions on specific important issues. Personally, I don't like to listen to a lot of their episodes in a row or too frequently because I have to be so engaged while listening. Also I don't like confrontation...but I do like learning and in turn this podcast even though I'm conflicted. There's also a version of this podcast that is specific to American issues usually about government policies of recent events. Definitely browse the topics they debate and download an episode or two to listen to when you need to get your learning on.