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.

August 20, 2018

Suzy Baker, the Communications Director at Third Way, and Alex, the equivalent at Breakthrough, often talk shop. Here are their science communication secrets.

August 6, 2018

What is nature, and what isn’t? Is it helpful to make that distinction? If you had asked Alan Levinovitz a few years ago, he would have been skeptical.

July 23, 2018

How can environmental philanthropy have the greatest impact? Rachel Pritzker has thought a lot about this question.

July 9, 2018

Varun Sivaram, one of the world's foremost advocates for low-carbon innovation, on his vision for the future of solar energy.

June 25, 2018

Julio Friedmann is a carbon wrangler, which means he works on creating a circular economy where carbon from the air and oceans is used and restored. “We’re all on the clock and winning slowly is the same as losing,” he says, so it's time to double down on financing...

June 11, 2018

The “white guy problem,” naturalizing ideals of the farm, and cloth-diapering: gendered environmental discourse with Jennifer Bernstein.

May 28, 2018

Tisha Schuller is an energy and environmental consultant; she used to be the president of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. How does she inhabit both worlds?

May 14, 2018

Jon Symons joins us to talk about the politics of inequality in climate change innovation. We discuss the risks, benefits, and governance of geoengineering.

April 30, 2018

Jenny Splitter joins Alex and Emma to talk about her personal experience visiting a feedlot, and what that means for the future of meat.

April 12, 2018

We talk with science journalist Charles Mann about how humans use science, technology, and policy to confront our impact on the planet and, ultimately, our own survival as a species.

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