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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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A Truly Humane Education – Laura Chepner – The Vegan Society’s Education Officer – Sentientism Ep:194

Laura is Education Officer at The Vegan Society. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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India has a rich history of pro-animal thought. So why aren’t we using that in our advocacy (instead of global north narratives)? – Varda Mehrotra – Sentientism Ep: 161

Varda Mehrotra is an activist and co-founder of the Indian animal NGO Samayu. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Mother Cow, Mother India” – Yamini Narayanan – International Development Asst. Prof – Sentientism Ep:160

Dr. Yamini Narayanan is the author of "Mother Cow, Mother India". A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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“A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness” – Walter Veit – Sentientism Ep:158

Walter Veit is an interdisciplinary scientist, philosopher and writer focusing on biology, minds and ethics. A conversation about his new book A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness".
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“I went vegan finally when I fell in love with one” – filmmaker & writer Jay Shapiro – Sentientism Episode 151

Jay is an award winning filmmaker, writer, and podcaster. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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“Animal rights is a social justice issue now” – Fashion Activist Bel Jacobs- Sentientism Episode 140

Bel Jacobs is a fashion journalist and activist. A Sentientist Conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better future?"
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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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“I agree wholeheartedly with Sentientism” – A.C. Grayling – Humanist Philosopher & Author – Sentientism Episode 132

A Sentientist conversation with philosopher A.C. Grayling about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "How can we make a better world?"
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Can Humanists and Atheists Break Free From Human Supremacism?

Sentientism, humanism and atheism (generally speaking) share a naturalistic worldview that uses evidence and reason to ground our beliefs and credences. But can humanism and atheism break free from human supremacism?
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“Let’s make a world with less suffering today!” PETA president and founder Ingrid Newkirk – Sentientism Episode 123

A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?" and "what matters?" with Ingrid Newkirk, founder & president of PETA.
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“Compassion is a boundless capacity” – Lisa Kemmerer – Sentientism Episode 121

Lisa Kemmerer is an activist and academic who specialises in anymal & environmental ethics. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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Sentientist Economics – Nicolas Treich – Sentientism Episode 115

Nicolas Treich is an economist, working on bringing non-human animals into mainstream economics: Sentientist Economics. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Ought flows from sentience” – neuropsychologist & “Hidden Spring” author Mark Solms – Sentientism Episode:112

Mark is a psychoanalyst & neuropsychologist. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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“The basis of all value is sentience” – Steve Sapontzis Take #2 – Sentientism Episode:111

Steve is a philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“The Weight of Empathy” – author Lucas Spiegel – Sentientism Episode 107

Lucas is author of "The Weight of Empathy". In Sentientist Conversations we ask "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?"
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“There’s a myth that we can’t understand animals… if we listen, we can” – Adam Cardilini – Sentientism Episode 106

Adam is a Lecturer in Environmental Science at Deakin University. A Sentientist conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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“Veganism is the secular manifestation of Ahimsa” – author Jordi Casamitjana – Sentientism Episode 104

Jordi is an ethical vegan, a zoologist and a veganism content writer and consultant. A conversation on the Sentientism podcast/YouTube.
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“There’s a caste angle to how animal cruelty works in India” – Karthik Pulugurtha – Fish Welfare Initiative – Sentientism Episode 101

Karthik is Managing Director of the Fish Welfare Initiative in India. A Sentientist Conversation. Evidence, reason and compassion.
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“I am relentlessly naturalistic” – Barbara J. King – Animal Author & Advocate – Sentientism Episode 100!

Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at William & Mary and a freelance science writer and public speaker. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Wars start because someone gets annoyed.” – Richard Firth-Godbehere – History of Emotion – Sentientism Episode 98

Dr. Richard Firth-Godbehere is one of the world’s leading experts on disgust and emotions. A Sentientist Conversation on the Sentientism podcast.
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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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How can Africa avoid industrialised animal farming? – Cameron King of Animal Advocacy Africa – Sentientism Episode 89

A Sentientist Conversation with Cameron King, Operations Lead for Animal Advocacy Africa.
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“Punk music was my gateway into politics & ethics” – Sociologist Nick Pendergrast – Sentientism Episode 88

Nick Pendergrast is a Sociologist who researches social movements, social change & Critical Animal Studies. A Sentientist conversation.
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“You CAN change other people!” – Howie Jacobson of Plant Yourself – Sentientism Episode 87

Howie is a coach & author. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“There’s not a huge difference between how we treat farmed animals & how we treat people – as resources” Nandita Bajaj of Population Balance – Sentientism Episode 86

Nandita is the ED of Population Balance. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings". A Sentientist Conversation.
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“A whole new relationship with non human animals that will blow people’s minds!” Jonina Turzi – Sentientist Conversations ep:78

Jonina is cofounder of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a doctor of physical therapy and a yoga educator. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” and “what matters?”
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Why Should We Care About The Environment?

Nearly everyone cares about the environment, even if most people still don’t care enough. As well as asking “do we care?” it’s also important to ask ourselves why we care about the environment. Our answers might determine its future and ours.
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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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“Are Panpsychism, Veganism and Sentientism Compatible?” – A Sentientist Conversation with Philosopher Luke Roelofs

Are panpsychism, veganism and sentientism compatible? A Sentientist Conversation about "what's real?" and "what matters?" with Luke Roelofs, philosopher of mind.
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“When I adopted a dog – my whole worldview shifted” – Aditya from Animal Ethics

Aditya is the wild animal suffering outreach coordinator for Animal Ethics. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about "what's real?" and "what matters?"
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“May all beings be happy & free from suffering” – Cebuan Bliss

Cebuan Bliss is a PhD candidate researching animal and biodiversity governance at Radboud University. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“You cannot go wrong with compassion” – primatologist Frans de Waal – Sentientist Conversations

Frans is a primatologist and ethologist whose talks and books have been viewed and read by tens of millions of people. A Sentientist Conversation.
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“We don’t have to wait until the 24th century for a Star Trek future” – Christopher Sebastian – Sentientist Conversation

Journalist Christopher Sebastian talks about what's real and what matters on Sentientist Conversations.
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“The Peppa Pig Paradox” – activist academic Lynda Korimboccus – New Sentientist Conversation on the Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Lynda is an anthrozoologist, sociologist and philosopher who teaches sociology in Scottish Further Education. She is also a musician, songwriter, writer and artist. Lynda is Editor-in-Chief of the Student Journal of Vegan Sociology.
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“The Ocean is Alive” – Ocean Ecologist Glenn Edney – New Conversation on Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Glenn Edney is an Ocean ecologist, underwater naturalist, sailor and professional diver. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings."
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“Us humans are slow learners” – Kim Stallwood – author & scholar – New conversation on the Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Kim is an animal rights author, independent scholar, consultant, and speaker. He has 45 years of personal commitment as a vegan and professional experience in leadership positions with some of the world’s foremost animal advocacy organisations.
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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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“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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