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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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"A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness" - Walter Veit - Sentientism Ep:158

Walter Veit is an interdisciplinary scientist, philosopher and writer focusing on biology, minds and ethics. A conversation about his new book A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness".
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“This is a critical decade… the calm before the storm” - Anita Krajnc & Nicola Harris - Plant Based Treaty - Sentientism Ep:157

Anita Krajnc and Nicola Harris are from the Plant Based Treaty initiative. A conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?"
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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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"Rationality comes with responsibility" - Kathy Hessler - Sentientism Episode 136

An interview with Kathy Hessler about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how can we make a better world?" Kathy is Assistant Dean, Animal Legal Education at George Washington University Law School and Director of the Animal Legal Education Initiative. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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"I agree wholeheartedly with Sentientism" - A.C. Grayling - Humanist Philosopher & Author - Sentientism Episode 132

A Sentientist conversation with philosopher A.C. Grayling about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "How can we make a better world?"
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"I have this instinct to go to the underdog" - Ana Bradley - Sentient Media ED - Sentientism Episode 119

Ana Bradley is the Sentient Media Executive Director. Sentientism is "Evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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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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"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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"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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"A whole new relationship with non human animals that will blow people’s minds!" Jonina Turzi - Sentientist Conversations ep:78

Jonina is cofounder of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a doctor of physical therapy and a yoga educator. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” and “what matters?”
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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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"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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"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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“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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"Being in balance with ourselves and the rest of the living world" - Author Gill Coombs - New Sentientist Conversation

Gill is an author, coach & counsellor. She was a UK parliamentary candidate for the Green Party. She focuses on helping people live in balance with themselves & the rest of the living 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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"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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