Our leaders should be deeply empathetic people, right? Well, according to Paul Bloom, empathy can actually get in the way of helping people.

Mandatory voting, a council of presidents, more bureaucrats... Parag Khanna says that this is what American democracy should look like.

Man-made climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. So why exactly aren’t we doing more about it?

Parag Khanna believes technocrats get a bad rap in America and the country could actually improve, stopping what he calls its “degenerative politics,” if it had more of them in office. Read more....

Climate change looks like it will drastically change all of our lives. So why aren’t we doing more about it? We’ll take a look at why some are reticent to accept the consensus view on climate science, and what those in power are doing now to prepare for a new world.  Read more....

Empathy is an inherently good human quality. So, why is Yale psychologist Paul Bloom against it? We talk with him about why feeling others’ pain makes for bad public policy. Read more....


Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski spent their lives studying child geniuses. Their advice on how to create a baby Einstein? Do nothing.

Ugh, 2016, just go home already. Conspiracy theories have gotten a lot of attention in the last year, but psychologist Rob Brotherton says they've been around for a long time.

Thomas Gilovich thinks he can make you wise... or at least, the wisest person in the room. And the good news? Being wise might just make you happier, too.

What makes a genius? Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski have worked on that question for decades; they think they might have some answers. Read more....

Do you believe that the illuminati run the world? That there was a second gunman? That everything is NOT WHAT IT APPEARS? Well, even if you don’t, conspiracy theories help shape our world. We look at the psychology behind them.  Read more....

Want to become wise? Well, you should first figure out what wisdom actually is. Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich explains. Read more....

This year has been surreal, to say the least. Looking for a way to still glean something useful from 2016? Luckily, Innovation Hub’s got you covered. Read more....

A winter chill is in the air, and there’s way too much Christmas music being played. So curl up in an armchair, grab yourself a mug of something, and take a mental vacation with some fascinating conversations from Innovation Hub. Read more....

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