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"If you combine rationality and compassion you have the essence" - Jonathan Leighton of OPIS - Sentientism Ep:185

Jonathan is Executive Director of OPIS (Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering). A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?" "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?"
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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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"It was a huge wake-up call... I felt like I'd been living a lie" - Delci Winders - Sentientism Ep:163

Delci Winders is an animal protection lawyer, scholar, teacher and programme builder. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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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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Bursting "The Reality Bubble" - Ziya Tong - Science Broadcaster & Author - Sentientism Episode 146

Ziya is a science broadcaster and author of "The Reality Bubble". A Sentientist conversation about evidence, reason and compassion.
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"The Creative Lives of Animals" - Author Carol Gigliotti - Sentientism Episode 135

Carol is the author of "The Creative Lives of Animals". A Sentientist conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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From Dairy & Beef Farmer to Animal Activist - VeganFTA's Jackie Norman - Sentientism Episode 122

An interview with Jackie, a dairy farmer turned animal activist. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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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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"Bringing individual animals into the frame " - Author & Ethnographer Kathryn Gillespie - Sentientism Episode 110

Kathryn Gillespie is a writer, multispecies ethnographer, & feminist geographer. 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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"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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"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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"Al Gore didn't want to talk about it!" - Dr Sailesh Rao - Sentientist Conversations EP:82

Dr. Sailesh Rao leads Climate Healers and is Exec Producer on the Cowspiracy and What The Health documentaries. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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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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"Boom! - the entire world changed - everyone was questioning everything" - Mariann Sullivan - Sentientist Conversation

Mariann is Co-host of the Our Hen House podcast and host of the Animal Law Podcast. She is a lawyer, lecturer, teacher and animal rights activist.
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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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Pineal Podcast - Sentientism and Spirituality

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Pineal Podcast talking about Sentientism (and some of my personal views too) - hope you enjoy!
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"We need to develop Mental Immunity against epidemics of nonsense" - Andy Norman - Sentientist Conversation

Andy Norman is the author of "Mental Immunity". In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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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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"Animal farming will end by the end of this century" - Jacy Reese Anthis

Jacy is a social scientist & co-founder of the Sentience Institute. His acclaimed book, The End of Animal Farming, analyzes the development & popularisation of food technologies such as plant-based & cultivated meat. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “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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"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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"We're at the beginning of a huge movement" - Author Julie Taylor - New Sentientist Conversation on Podcast and YouTube

Julie is an author, artist and animal activist. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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"Compassion needs to be grounded in reality" - Jessica Pierce - Bioethicist and Author - Sentientist Conversation on YouTube and Podcast

Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist, philosopher and writer. Her work focuses on human-animal relationships & interconnections between ecosystems & health.
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"Maybe the point of being is to be loving" - Comedian Myq Kaplan - New Sentientism YouTube & Podcast episode

Comedian Myq Kaplan talks about his philosophical journey: Veganism, Judaism, Atheism, Buddhism and much more.
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"How can I have been morally asleep for so long?" - Prof Randall Abate - New Sentientist Conversation

Sentientist Conversation with Randall Abate. Randall is an author and environmental, animal, climate and constitutional law professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey. His books include "What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?" and "Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources".
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“De-centring the human” - New Sentientist Conversation with Josh Gellers. Also Happy New Year!

In this video, Jamie talks to author and associate professor Josh Gellers. Josh’s work spans animal, environmental and artificial intelligence ethics and law. He is a research fellow with the Earth System Governance Project and is a Fulbright scholar. He is Author of “Rights for Robots”.We talk about growing up in a culturally Jewish household, non-human rights (animal, robot or otherwise) and how to take a pluralistic approach that “wades in the waters of other ways of knowing” without slipping into a relativism that excuses causing needless harm.
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"No victim, no problem!" - New Sentientist Conversation video with philosopher Floris van den Berg

In this video, Jamie talks to atheist, vegan, activist philosopher and author, Floris van den Berg. We discuss Floris’ “Eco-Humanism”, his new book “On Green Liberty“, as well as how he is “not a moral realist, not a moral relativist, but a moral universalist.”
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"Compassion alone is not enough - we need to systematise benevolence": David Pearce Video #Sentientist Conversation

In this video, Jamie talks to philosopher and co-founder of the World Transhumanist Organisation (now Humanity+), David Pearce.
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"My enemy, which I will destroy, is arbitrariness!" New Sentientist Conversation with Stijn Bruers

"My enemy, which I will destroy, is arbitrariness!" New Sentientist Conversation with Stijn Bruers. Evidence, reason and compassion.
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"What if we saw ourselves as species diplomats?" - David Peña-Guzmán of Overthink - Sentientism Ep:187

David specializes in European philosophy, the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of animal minds. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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"What if we saw ourselves as species diplomats?" - David Peña-Guzmán of Overthink - Sentientism Ep:187

David specializes in European philosophy, the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of animal minds. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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Could animal farming be good for the animals?

Episode 186 of the Sentientism podcast (Apple link here) is a bonus cross-post of my discussion with Nick Pendergrast, co-host of 3CR's Freedom of Species radio show and podcast, about "the logic of the larder" - an argument that animal farming could be a good thing for farmed animals.
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"If you combine rationality and compassion you have the essence" - Jonathan Leighton of OPIS - Sentientism Ep:185

Jonathan is Executive Director of OPIS (Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering). A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?" "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?"
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