Welcome to Breakthrough Dialogues, the podcast where we at the Breakthrough Institute sit down with leading thinkers to discuss food, conservation, energy, innovation, modernity, humanity, and more.

May 20, 2019

When was the last time you changed your mind? If you’re anything like the rest of the population, probably not very recently.

May 6, 2019

Nassib Mugwanya, outreach officer at the Uganda Biosciences Information Center, on what actually helps farmers thrive.

April 22, 2019

It is universally true that all rich countries use a lot of energy. In today’s conversation, we talk with foreign energy policy expert Todd Moss.

April 8, 2019

For optimal sustainability, which farming practice is best? Miriam Horn says: it depends.

March 25, 2019

Why, despite an ever-increasing abundance of vegan celebrities, restaurants, and meat substitutes, we just can’t stop eating meat.

March 11, 2019

The Green New Deal has recently picked up social and political momentum, but federal interventions into energy and environmental problems are not new.

February 25, 2019

The first step toward alleviating animal suffering, Brandon Keim argues, is to grant animals political representation.

February 11, 2019

If dense cities are so good for communities and the climate, why is it so hard to find an affordable home in the San Francisco Bay Area?

January 28, 2019

Science as rugby, not chess, educational board games, and scientists' role in policy with George Sparks.

January 14, 2019

We often think of progress and failure as mutually exclusive. Hannah Ritchie of Our World in Data says otherwise.

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