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“The Solutionary Way… we can’t wait!” – Zoe Weil ‪- Sentientism Ep:201

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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“We need to imagine a different world” – Emilia Leese – author of Think Like A Vegan – Sentientism Ep:198

Emilia Leese is co-author of the book Think Like A Vegan and host of the Think Like a Vegan podcast. A Sentientism conversation.
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Nigerian Food Revolution – Hakeem Jimo – Sentientism Ep:196

Hakeem Jimo is co-founder and CEO of Veggie Victory, Nigeria’s first plant-based food tech company. He is country director for ProVeg Nigeria. A Sentientism conversation.
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“Your Neighbour Kills Puppies” – Tom Harris – Activist, Artist & Author – Sentientism Ep:190

Tom is an artist, published author, and social justice activist. He is an expert and consultant on animal liberation history and strategy, and the global animal rights movement. His first book, Your Neighbour Kills Puppies was released in March 2024. A Sentientism conversation.
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“A new world of animal justice” – Sabine Brels of World Animal Justice – Sentientism Ep:189

World Animal Justice aims for the global recognition of crimes against animality (or even sentientity). A Sentientist conversation.
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How to End Injustice Everywhere – Melanie Joy – Sentientism Ep:179

Melanie Joy is an award-winning author and psychologist. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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“Your Robot Dog Will Die” Author Arin Greenwood – Sentientism Ep: 176

Arin Greenwood is an animal writer, novelist and lawyer. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion".
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“Law is a reflection of the people that make it” – Dr. Iyan Offor – Sentientism Ep:174

Dr Iyan Offor is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Birmingham City University. A conversation about Sentientism - and what's real, who matters and how we can make a better world.
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“Welfare protections have failed animals” – Legal Academic Dr Jane Kotzmann – Sentientism Ep:173

Dr. Jane Kotzmann is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Deakin Law School. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how we can make a better world.
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“Think more like six year olds!” – Psychologist Luke McGuire – Sentientism Ep:170

Luke is a lecturer working in the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter. A podcast and YouTube conversation about Sentientism, what's real, who matters and how we can make a better world.
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Should Effective Altruism Take Abolitionism More Seriously? – Dhruv Makwana – Sentientism Episode 150

Dhruv is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge. Sentientism is evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings.
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A US Constitution For All Sentient Beings – Maybe Sooner Than We Think? – Professor Michael Dorf – Sentientism Episode 145

Michael Dorf is a law professor and scholar of U.S. constitutional law. A Sentientist conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Rationality comes with responsibility” – Kathy Hessler – Sentientism Episode 136

An interview with Kathy Hessler about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?" Kathy is Assistant Dean, Animal Legal Education at George Washington University Law School and Director of the Animal Legal Education Initiative. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Humility should underpin our efforts to understand” – Journalist Marina Bolotnikova – Sentientism Episode: 114

Marina Bolotnikova is a journalist focusing on animal farming. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“The right to a fair start in life” – Carter Dillard of Fair Start Movement – Sentientism Episode 99

Carter Dillard is Policy Director and Board Member of the Fair Start Movement, an organisation dedicated to giving every child a fair start in life. A conversation on the Sentientism YouTube and Podcast.
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“The Sustainable Development Goals Are All About Us Humans!” – Dr. Helen Kopnina – Sentientism Episode 95

Helen is Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Business at the Uni of Northumbria & The Hague Uni. A Sentientist Conversation.
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“Artificial Animals” – a fascinating essay by Claire L Evans referencing Sentientism

"Artificial Animals" - a fascinating essay by Claire L Evans referencing Sentientism
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Let’s create more effective, compasionate narratives – Writer Alex Lockwood – Sentientism Episode 94

A conversation with Alex Lockwood, fiction & non-fiction writer, academic and activist. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“I believe in the abolition of cages – human & non-human” – Rachel Krantz, author of “Open”- Sentientism Episode 93

Rachel Krantz is a multi-award winning journalist and author. Her book, "Open", is out now. A Sentientist Conversation.
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“Science denial is about identity, not facts” – Lee McIntyre – Sentientism Episode 92

"Science denial is about identity, not facts" - Lee McIntyre, author of "How to Talk to a Science Denier" - Sentientism Episode 92
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“Learning can liberate” – Mary Pat Champeau – Institute for Humane Education – Sentientism Episode 91

Mary Pat Champeau is the director of graduate programs at the Institute for Humane Education. A Sentientist Conversation.
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“Farmers say they want to take care of their animals… let’s give them that opportunity!” – David Michelson of YesOnIP13 – Sentientism Episode 90

David Michelson leads the YesOnIP13 initiative that aims to outlaw animal abuse and killing in the state of Oregon.
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“If you have experienced suffering you’re aware of its badness” – Philosopher Michael Huemer – Sentientism Episode 85

Michael Huemer is professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. A conversation about "what matters?" and "what's real?". Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“If I can open my mind about veganism… I can do anything… it was so liberating” – Jamila Anahata from the Afro-Vegan Society – Sentientism Ep:83

Jamila Anahata (The Soulful Veganista) is Marketing Director for the Afro-Vegan Society and an activist, blogger & holistic lifestyle coach. In Sentientist Conversations we ask "what's real?" and "what matters?"
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“Ethical value flows from reality” – Pablo Perez Castello – Sentientist Conversation EP:81

Pablo is a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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Humanism will Evolve into Sentientism – Peter Tatchell – Sentientist Conversations ep:76

Peter Tatchell is an activist for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice. In Sentientist Conversations we discuss what's real and what matters.
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“Veganism, Sex and Politics… pleasure, not sacrifice!” – Author C Lou Hamilton – Sentientist Conversation

C Lou / Carrie is an author, editor, historian & translator. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“Making Compassion Easier” – Tobias Leenaert – Author and meta-advocate – Sentientist Conversation

Tobias Leeneart is an author & a vegan advocacy consultant. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“What will you say to your grandkids?” – @Soytheist Aditya Prakash – Sentientist Conversation

Aditya is an animal rights advocate from Assam in India. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“The conversation has to start with you” – Jenny Splitter – Journalist and SciMom Founder

Jenny is an award-winning journalist & science writer covering food, agriculture, climate change, biodiversity, health & technology. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about "what's real?" and "what matters?"
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“Factory farming is a complete disaster” – Financial Times Journalist Henry Mance

Henry Mance is the chief features writer for the Financial Times newspaper. He is the author of "How to Love Animals in a Human Shaped World."
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Suffering matters even if we didn’t cause it – Heather Browning – from Zookeeper to Philosopher

Heather is a scientist (zoology and biology), philosopher & a former zookeeper & animal welfare officer. She is now a researcher at the London School of Economics specialising in non-human animal sentience, welfare, & ethics.
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“There is no us and them” – Yasmine Mohammed – Ex-Muslim Activist – Sentientism Ep: 51

Yasmine is an ex-muslim rights activist, advocating primarily for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries.
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“Animal activists don’t have to be on the political left” – Josh Milburn – New Sentientist Conversation on Podcast and YouTube

Josh is a moral & political philosopher with research interests in animal ethics, the philosophy of food, liberal & libertarian political theory & applied ethics.
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“I’m concerned with oppression in all its forms” – Joey Tuminello – New Sentientist Conversation

Joey is assistant professor of philosophy at McNeese State Uni & program coordinator for the nonprofits Farm Forward & Better Food Foundation.
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“Freedom, equality & avoiding harm to others” – Psychologist Kristof Dhont – New Sentientist Conversation

Kristof is a social psychologist & senior lecturer at the university of Kent where he runs SHARKLab (Study of Human InterGroup & Animal Relations​). He is the author of "Why We Love & Exploit Animals".
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“The root of all evil is in thinking some suffering doesn’t matter” – Jane Velez-Mitchell – Sentientist Conversation

Jane is a TV broadcaster, author, journalist & now CEO of the animal rights non-profit Jane Unchained. She has written four books, two of which were NY Times bestsellers.
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“No judgement… just how do we solve this?” – Humane Educator Zoe Weil – New Conversation on the Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Zoe is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). In these Sentientist Conversations we discuss what's real and what matters.
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An Introduction to Sentientism – on YouTube and podcast. “Talking to Humanists about other sentients”

An Introduction to Sentientism - on YouTube and podcast. Talking to Humanists about other sentients.
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“If you hand most people a knife they won’t stab a cow!” – John Oberg – New Sentientist Conversation

John is a professional animal advocate & public speaker. You can support his work at https://www.patreon.com/JohnOberg ​ and follow him at https://twitter.com/JohnOberg ​. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“Marx for Cats” – Leigh Claire La Berge – Sentientism Ep:204

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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“Marx for Cats” – Leigh Claire La Berge – Sentientism Ep:204

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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Teaching the Sentientism Worldview – Webinar Recording (only 28 mins!)

YouTube and Podcast recordings of our "Teaching the Sentientism Worldview" webinar.
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“What if you’re the people you’ve been waiting for?” – Prof John Barry ‪- Sentientism Ep:202

John is an activist academic, a green political economist and former Green Party politician in Northern Ireland. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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