We now have a Sentientism podcast! You can find it on Apple Podcasts here and on all the platforms supported by Anchor here. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and give us some stars or a review to let us know what you think.

I’ve also been interviewed about Sentientism on a growing number of podcast shows. You can find listening links below or find all of my podcast appearances here on PodChaser.

If you run a podcast and would like to talk about sentientism please get in touch using our contact form on the right of this page or via @Sentientism.

If you think a podcast you listen to would be interested in sentientism, why not put them in touch with me or even suggest yourself as a guest?

Knowing Animals – with Josh Milburn

Listen to our episode about Sentientism here.

Knowing Animals is hosted by previous Sentientism guest Josh Milburn and was previously hosted by Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan. It is a fortnightly podcast discussing all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. The show features interviews with Animal Studies scholars and animal advocates.

Clearer Thinking – with Spencer Greenberg
Listen to our episode on Sentientism here.

Clearer Thinking is hosted by Spencer Greenberg. Clearer Thinking is a podcast about ideas that truly matter. If you enjoy learning about powerful, practical concepts and frameworks, or wish you had more deep, intellectual conversations in your life, then you’ll love this podcast!

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Uncomfortable Conversations – with Josh Szeps
Listen to our episode here.

Uncomfortable Conversations is hosted by Josh Szeps. Josh is a TV and radio broadcaster. He is best known for the shows he has hosted for HuffPost, CBS News and for the Australian ABC network. In Uncomfortable Conversations he aims to help us break out of our echo chambers and have constructive conversations – even if they’re uncomfortable. He’s interviewed Jane Goodall, Susan Sarandon, Russell Brand, Ron Howard, Richard Dawkins and Tim Minchin – but now he’s really hit the big time having talked to me about Sentientism 🙂

Modes of Inquiry – with Mathew Giagnorio
Listen to our episode here.

Modes of Inquiry is hosted by Mathew Giagnorio. Mathew describes his podcast as “Playing with ideas and considering all points of view. The project of Modes of Inquiry is to present and explore different types of methodologies used to understand various topics, events, and current affairs. How do they function? What works best? What are the interdisciplinary perspectives? And how can they help in our understanding of a single topic?”

Freedom of Species – with Nick Pendergrast
Listen to our episode on Sentientism here and our episode about conspiracism and misinformation in the vegan movement here.

Freedom of Species is co-hosted by previous Sentientism podcast guest Nick Pendergrast. It’s a 3CR radio show (and podcast) about (mostly non-human) animals.

The show explores all disciplines that have a fascination and an appreciation of animals and a passion to fight for a better world for all animals. The show is hosted by a team of Melbourne-based animal advocates, presenting local & international news, interviews and music from this vibrant social justice movement.

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Plant Yourself – with Howie Jacobson
Listen to our episode here.

Plant Yourself is hosted by Howie Jacobson. Howie is an author (see his new book “You CAN Change Other People” and coach. His podcast aims to provide plant-based inspiration, guidance, and support for a joyful and vibrant life.

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The Artists of Data Science:
Listen to the episode here.

The Artists of Data Science is hosted by Harpreet Sahota. As the only self-development podcast for data scientsts he and his guests cover an eclectic range of topics.

Healthy Planet:
Listen to the episode here.

Healthy Planet is hosted by Bob DiBenedetto. His WUSB radio show aims to help people learn about the powerful effect our everyday choices can have in creating a healthy and compassionate world.

Pineal Podcast:
Listen to the episode here or on the Sentientism podcast feed here.

In his own words, Josh created the Pineal Podcast to help awaken his spirit. He talks to people about their own journeys to explore the ways they think, how they acquired their views on life and seek to discover areas where commonality can be found. His conversations touch on nature and climate change; our agricultural system and veganism; individual activism and systems change; public education and population control; drug policy; prison reforms; the use of psychedelics; addiction, health and wellness; gratitude, mediation and yoga; music, travel and community; and morality and religion.

The Conscious Basket Show:
Listen to the episode here or on all the usual platforms or watch the video of our conversation here. Conscious Basket is a marketplace aiming to make it easy for people to make ethically conscious choices about what they’re buying.

Our Hen House

Our Hen House:
Listen to the episode on the OHH web site or all the usual platforms. Our Hen House is a nonprofit dedicated to effectively mainstreaming the movement to end the exploitation of animals.

Mariann and I talk about naturalism, sentience and the Sentientism movement. Mariann’s co-host Jasmin has also been a guest on Sentientist Conversations. I’m hoping Mariann will follow in her footsteps soon too!

Give Yourself The Chat!

Give Yourself The Chat:
Listen to the episode here on all the usual platforms. Peter Lewis is a coach and consultant. His podcast focuses on personal development and practical philosophy.

Peter and I discuss my personal journey from religion to atheism and humanism, then on to Sentientism. We talk about the epistemology and ethics of Sentientism and how it links to how we might live our lives.

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Future Based:
Listen to the episode on the Future Based web site or all the usual platforms.
The Future Based podcast is part of a wider initiative aiming to facilitate inter-disciplinary discussions and collaborations about our collective future.

Annika van den Born and I discuss how naturalism and sentiocentrism come together in Sentientism. We talk about the risks of environmental movements extending their moral circles too far (biocentrism, ecocentrism or holism) while ignoring sentient non-human animals. We also talk about what a Sentientist utopia might look and how we might move towards it.

Future Design Podcast

Future Design:
Listen to the episode about Sentientism via Apple, Spotify or the other usual platforms. There’s also a video of our conversation on YouTube here.
The Future Design Podcast by Takatoshi Shibayama is about the technologies and ideas that improve ourselves and the world around us.

As well as covering the basics of Sentientism and its implications, we discussed how it’s much harder for some communities to move to rationality & compassion where their way of life is deeply bound to animal fishing/farming and to tradition. We also discuss how individuals can make personal changes but also help to drive institutional changes that might have even greater impact.

All Things Risk:
Listen to the episode about Sentientism on their website, via Apple or all the usual platforms.
The All Things Risk podcast by Ben Cattaneo explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience in every aspect of life.

This was an engaging, broad ranging conversation about Sentientism. Assessing and managing risk (in simple terms, the potential for bad things to happen) is an important part of the sentientist commitment to evidence and reason.

Two for Tea:
Listen to the Sentientism episode on Soundcloud or any of the usual platforms.
Two for Tea covers politics, society, art, science and scholarship with a humanist slant.

You might find this an interesting listen given we disagree both on religion (even on whether humanism is non-religious) and on sentience-based ethics.

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Godless Spellchecker:
Listen to the Sentientism episode online or on any of the usual platforms. We discuss Sentientism from 18mins. There’s an explicit language warning for the section before that as we talk about me being attacked by a white supremacist group.
Godless Spellchecker focuses on atheism, secularism, freedom of belief and speech. Stephen is happy to challenge religion where required (everywhere).

Stephen and I agree substantially on religion and on animal ethics (he’s been vegan for years), but Stephen is hesitant about layering specific ethical obligations on atheism. See, for example, the widely criticised “Atheism Plus” movement mentioned here.

Embrace the Void:
Listen to the Sentientism episode online or on any of the usual platforms. Embrace the Void focuses on helping us (I think) cope with the terrifying void that is reality.

This discussion is more philosophically detailed and precise than the others, given Aaron is a real philosopher and I am only pretending. The “lightning round” was appropriately terrifying. I try to hedge by distinguishing between “not-real” (gods, fictional characters) “real” (chairs, sandwiches) and “brain-real” (stories about fictional characters and gods, rights, morality).

Free Thought Prophet:
Listen to the Sentientism episode online or on any of the usual platforms. It’s also on YouTube (I’m audio only due to the state of my covid19 lockdown beard). The Free Thought Prophet focuses on freedom of thought, atheism, science, secularism and Irish whiskey (apparently there is no other kind).

This was a less formal conversation, partly because of the whiskey (I may have had a beer too). The hosts and I agree when it comes to religion, the supernatural and atheism. One of the hosts, John, has been vegetarian for years. He continues to see animal farming as an ethical horror but is now relaxing his vegetarianism re: eating wild, culled deer. Our conversation continues on Twitter.

Beyond Species:
Listen to the Sentientism episode online or on any of the usual platforms. Beyond Species focuses on exploring speciesism and how to dismantle it.

This was a fascinating conversation more focused on animal advocacy. We talked about how anti-speciesists and vegans generally are Sentientist, in that they grant meaningful moral consideration to all sentient beings. However, some other Sentientists (including me) that are open to granting different degrees of moral consideration based on degrees of sentience – might remain open to criticisms of speciesism, even though we agree that harming or killing any sentient is a moral negative.

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Leigh Claire La Berge is Professor in City University of New York‘s English Department. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"

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YouTube and Podcast recordings of our "Teaching the Sentientism Worldview" webinar.

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