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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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"We've made a civilizational error" - Philosopher John Sanbonmatsu - Sentientism Ep:171

John Sanbonmatsu is a writer, philosopher, cultural critic and magician. A conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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"Our beliefs are playing all sorts of roles... social, moral, epistemic…" - Psychologist Tania Lombrozo - Sentientism Ep:168

Tania is the Arthur W. Marks Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. A conversation about Sentientism, "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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What kind of relationships do we want with AI & other sentient beings? - Jared Moore - Novelist & AI Researcher - Sentientism Ep:167

Jared is an AI researcher and novelist. A conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better future. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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"An Aligned AGI would end factory farming" - Kat Woods - EA Charity Founder - Sentientism Ep: 166

Kat Woods has co-founded multiple charities and currently focuses on trying to make transformative artificial intelligence play out well for all sentient beings. A Sentientist Conversation.
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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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"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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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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Should non-sentient agents matter too? - Philosopher Nicolas Delon - Sentientism Ep:159

Nicolas is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the New College of Florida. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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"Animal Liberation Now!" - Peter Singer - Sentientism Episode 156

Peter Singer is often referred to as the “world’s most influential living philosopher.” A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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"With great power comes great responsibility" - Elan Abrell - Anthropologist & Author - Sentientism Episode 154

Elan Abrell is a cultural anthropologist and author of "Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care". 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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"It just started to not make sense" ObjectivelyDan - Host of "Truth Wanted" Sentientism Episode 134

ObjectivelyDan is the host of the call-in show "Truth Wanted". A Sentientist conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion".
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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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"The world is going to get better for animals in our lifetime" - Species Podcast host Macken Murphy - Sentientism Episode 105

Macken is a writer & science educator. He hosts a weekly podcast about animals, Species, recommended by both Apple & the BBC’s Wildlife magazine. A Sentientist conversation.
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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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"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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"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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"Nobody likes hypocrisy but we're all hypocrites" - Dr. Brian Earp - Sentientism Ep:84

Dr Brian Earp is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics & Health Policy & a Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. This is our Sentientist Conversation.
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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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"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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"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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"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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"Sentientism captures everything - it's future proof" - Michael Dello-Iacovo - New Sentientist Conversation on Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Michael Dello-Iacovo is a space scientist, effective altruist, animal justice political candidate and host of the Morality is Hard podcast.
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"We can't understand humans without recognising that we're animals" - Dr. Diana Fleischman - New Sentientist Conversation

Dr. Diana Fleischman is an evolutionary psychologist & an author. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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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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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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"Vegan stuff is going to be hot!" - Sociologist Corey Lee Wrenn - New Sentientist Conversation

Corey Lee Wrenn is a UK-based American sociologist and scholar of social movements and human-nonhuman relations. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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"Change is possible but hard" - Jeff Sebo - Author, Activist, Academic - New Sentientist Conversation

In this video, Jamie talks to author, activist and academic Jeff Sebo. Amongst many other roles, Jeff is Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University, is a board member at Animal Charity Evaluators and is a Senior Fellow at Sentient Media. We talk about spanning philosophy disciplines and taking academic thinking into the real world through activism for a multi-species political society. We discuss Jeff's journey from considering Christian ministry, through reactionary atheism, then to a more generous interpretation of religious thinking. We cover naturalism, sentience, the nature of consciousness and much more!
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“A Fabulous Vegan Future!” - Jasmin Singer - New Sentientist Conversation

Jamie talks to author, activist, non-profit co-founder and podcast host, Jasmin Singer. Jasmin is the author of “The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan” and the memoir “Always Too Much and Never Enough“. She co-founded Our Hen House and co-hosts their podcast.We talk about growing up celebrating both Hannukah and Christmas, going vegetarian at 19 because it fit Jasmin’s cool New York image – then going vegan and instantly dedicating her life to animal advocacy. We also discuss the parallels between religious and carnist indoctrination, the intersection of different forms of oppression and the balance between institutional and personal social change.
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"Diverse sentients could live in mutual symbiosis" Graham Bessellieu - New Sentientist Conversation

We talk about Graham’s Christian upbringing (and singing), his turn to a naturalistic, Sentientist ethics, ending animal farming and exploitation and the potential for a Deutschian, Star Trek future for all sentients.
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"Let's end humanity's war on the rest of the planet" - Better Meat CEO & Animal Rights Hall of Famer Paul Shapiro - New Sentientist Conversation

In this video, Jamie talks to Better Meat CEO, Animal Rights Hall of Famer, TED talker, Business for Good podcast host and Clean Meat author, Paul Shapiro.We talk about Paul’s animal advocacy journey (he co-founded Compassion over Killing, now Animal Outlook, while still at school) and the potential for new technologies to render animal farming obselete.
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Humanism needs an upgrade: Is Sentientism the philosophy that could save the world?

There is a little-known philosophy, well-founded in reality, that provides a sound basis for compassionate ethics and which will eventually become our predominant way of thinking. That’s partly because adopting this philosophy will give us the best chance of addressing the world’s problems, from the climate change crisis to the impact of artificial general intelligence. That philosophy is Sentientism.
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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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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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Don't underestimate your influence! - Chris Bryant of Bryant Research - Sentientism Ep:183

Chris Bryant is Director of Bryant Research and the Head of Policy at the Alternative Proteins Association. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better world.
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