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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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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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"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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"Animal research... much harm with very little benefit" - Neuroscientist Dr Katherine Roe from PETA - Sentientism Episode 147

Katherine Roe is chief of Science Advancement and Outreach (SAO) at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). A Sentientist conversation about "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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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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"Religion is at the intersection of everything I care about" - YouTuber & Podcaster Emerson Green - Sentientism Episode 125

Emerson is the host of the Counter Apologetics & Walden Pod podcasts. 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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"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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"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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"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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"That's moral progress - you have to interfere in things" - Philosopher Kyle Johannsen

A Sentientist Conversation about "what's real?" and "what matters?" with Kyle Johannsen, philosopher and author of "Wild Animal Ethics".
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"I'm positive about our future... I experienced the rapid change in my own views" - Lu Shegay - Institute of Animal Law of Asia - Sentientist Conversation

Lu is an animal law attorney from Kazakhstan. She is the co-founder and Managing Director of the Institute of Animal Law of Asia. A Sentientist Conversation.
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"We are entropic eddies complex enough to have woken up" - Sci-Fi author Peter Watts

Peter Watts is a Hugo Award winning sci-fi author. In our Sentientist Conversation we discuss what's real, what matters and Peter's vision for the future.
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"Maybe moral systems are harmful! Like religion, they are used to divide us." - Walter Veit - New Sentientist Conversation

Walter is an interdisciplinary scientist, philosopher & writer focusing on biology, minds & ethics. He publishes the ‘Science and Philosophy‘ series on Psychology Today and Medium.
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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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"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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"Every individual matters" - Marc Bekoff - New Conversation on Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Marc is professor emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books, won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions, compassionate conservation, & animal protection, has worked closely with Jane Goodall, & is a former Guggenheim Fellow.
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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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Ask A Philosopher - Open Q&A on Sentientism

Video of an open Q&A session about Sentientism and whether morality should be grounded or emerge from negotiated consensus (or both)
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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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