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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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“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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“Farmers say they want to take care of their animals… let’s give them that opportunity!” – David Michelson of YesOnIP13 – Sentientism Episode 90

David Michelson leads the YesOnIP13 initiative that aims to outlaw animal abuse and killing in the state of Oregon.
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How can Africa avoid industrialised animal farming? – Cameron King of Animal Advocacy Africa – Sentientism Episode 89

A Sentientist Conversation with Cameron King, Operations Lead for Animal Advocacy Africa.
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“Punk music was my gateway into politics & ethics” – Sociologist Nick Pendergrast – Sentientism Episode 88

Nick Pendergrast is a Sociologist who researches social movements, social change & Critical Animal Studies. A Sentientist conversation.
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“You CAN change other people!” – Howie Jacobson of Plant Yourself – Sentientism Episode 87

Howie is a coach & author. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“There’s not a huge difference between how we treat farmed animals & how we treat people – as resources” Nandita Bajaj of Population Balance – Sentientism Episode 86

Nandita is the ED of Population Balance. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings". A Sentientist Conversation.
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“If you have experienced suffering you’re aware of its badness” – Philosopher Michael Huemer – Sentientism Episode 85

Michael Huemer is professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. A conversation about "what matters?" and "what's real?". Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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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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“If I can open my mind about veganism… I can do anything… it was so liberating” – Jamila Anahata from the Afro-Vegan Society – Sentientism Ep:83

Jamila Anahata (The Soulful Veganista) is Marketing Director for the Afro-Vegan Society and an activist, blogger & holistic lifestyle coach. In Sentientist Conversations we ask "what's real?" and "what matters?"
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“Al Gore didn’t want to talk about it!” – Dr Sailesh Rao – Sentientist Conversations EP:82

Dr. Sailesh Rao leads Climate Healers and is Exec Producer on the Cowspiracy and What The Health documentaries. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Ethical value flows from reality” – Pablo Perez Castello – Sentientist Conversation EP:81

Pablo is a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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“‘I love what you do for me’ – isn’t love!” – Cat Besch – Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue Founder – Sentientist Conversation – EP:79

In this Sentientist Conversation I talk with animal sanctuary founder and activist Cat Besch about "What's Real?" and "What Matters?"
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American Humanist Association Publishes Article on Sentientism

American Humanist Association Publishes Article on Sentientism
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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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Humanism will Evolve into Sentientism – Peter Tatchell – Sentientist Conversations ep:76

Peter Tatchell is an activist for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice. In Sentientist Conversations we discuss what's real and what matters.
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Should Stoics be vegan? – philosopher Massimo Pigliucci – Sentientist Conversation ep: 75

Massimo is Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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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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“What will you say to your grandkids?” – @Soytheist Aditya Prakash – Sentientist Conversation

Aditya is an animal rights advocate from Assam in India. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “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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“We need to develop Mental Immunity against epidemics of nonsense” – Andy Norman – Sentientist Conversation

Andy Norman is the author of "Mental Immunity". In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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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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“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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“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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“May all beings be happy & free from suffering” – Cebuan Bliss

Cebuan Bliss is a PhD candidate researching animal and biodiversity governance at Radboud University. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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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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“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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“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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“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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Suffering matters even if we didn’t cause it – Heather Browning – from Zookeeper to Philosopher

Heather is a scientist (zoology and biology), philosopher & a former zookeeper & animal welfare officer. She is now a researcher at the London School of Economics specialising in non-human animal sentience, welfare, & ethics.
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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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“There is no us and them” – Yasmine Mohammed – Ex-Muslim Activist – Sentientism Ep: 51

Yasmine is an ex-muslim rights activist, advocating primarily for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries.
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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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“Freedom, equality & avoiding harm to others” – Psychologist Kristof Dhont – New Sentientist Conversation

Kristof is a social psychologist & senior lecturer at the university of Kent where he runs SHARKLab (Study of Human InterGroup & Animal Relations​). He is the author of "Why We Love & Exploit Animals".
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“There is suffering – end it!” – Actress Victoria Hogan – New Sentientist Conversation episode on YouTube and Podcast

Victoria is an actress, film producer, writer, voiceover artist and animal activist. In these Sentientist Conversations we discuss "whats real" and "what matters".
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“We’re at the beginning of a huge movement” – Author Julie Taylor – New Sentientist Conversation on Podcast and YouTube

Julie is an author, artist and animal activist. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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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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“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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