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Christof Koch and IIT - "Consciousness is not a computation... it's a state of being" - Sentientism Ep:181

Christof Koch is a neurophysiologist and computational neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural basis of consciousness and Integrated Information Theory. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters, what is consciousness and how to make a better world.
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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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"What is it like to be another animal?" Lori Marino - Sentientism Episode 137

Lori is Executive Director of The Kimmela Center and Founder & President of The Whale Sanctuary Project. A Sentientist Conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings"
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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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"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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"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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"Ending animal testing is a win-win for humans and animals" - Neurologist CEO Aysha Akhtar

Aysha is a neurologist, public health specialist & author. She is President & CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences.
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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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