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Animals and Systems – Vegan Reflections with Jordi Casamitjana – Sentientism Podcast Ep: 177

Sentientism podcast episode 177. A conversation between Jordi Casamitjana (Vegan FTA) and Jamie Woodhouse about the meaning of the word "animal" and systems engineering and change.
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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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“A pastor said ‘we’re all born with sin’… I just thought ‘that’s not true'” – Alexandra Paul – Actress & Activist – Sentientism Ep: 165

Alexandra Paul is an actress, activist and health coach. A conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?" for Sentientism.
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“Vegan pets… They’re enjoying their lives more & they’re living longer” – Dr. Andrew Knight – Sentientism Episode 148

Andrew is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics and a vet. A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?" "who matters?" and "How To Make a Better Future?"
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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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“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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“Humanism is just way too focused on one animal” – Philosopher Constantine Sandis – Sentientism Episode 103

Constantine Sandis is a philosopher and author. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings". A Sentientist Conversation.
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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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“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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“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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Why is it so hard to talk about meat?

I have no problem telling people to eat less beef for the planet but when it comes to talking about the morality of eating meat, I find myself shying away...
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“It’s the same fight regardless” – Ex-Mormon writer Coral Sands – Sentientism Episode 96

Vegan Atheist Coral is an ex-Mormon atheist with a naturalistic worldview & a “meat & potatoes girl” turned vegan.
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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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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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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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“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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“Time has come for non-human animals to be globally protected in UN-iversal law” – Sabine Brels of the World Federation for Animals

Sabine is legal advisor to the World Federation for Animals. 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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“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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“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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“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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“We’ll look back on this era of humanity as barbaric” – New Sentientist Conversation video with campaigner CEO Naomi Smith

We discuss how Naomi’s personal philosophy has evolved, including her experience of religious sectarianism in Northern Ireland, being excluded from a religious education class and feeling a deep affinity for non-human animals from an early age.
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“Do you want a habitable planet for your children?” A Sentientist Conversation with Zion Lights

"Do you want a habitable planet for your children?" A Sentientist Conversation with Zion Lights. Addressing the climate challenge with evidence, reason and compassion.
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Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Half-Earth Socialism – Troy Vettese – Sentientism Ep:191

Troy Vettese is an environmental historian and co-author, with Drew Pendergrass, of Half-Earth Socialism. A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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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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