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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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“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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Dogs and pigs have meaningful lives! – Philosopher Michael Hauskeller – Sentientism Episode 155

Michael Hauskeller is head of philosophy at Liverpool University. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason & 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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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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“It feels really good to be doing the right thing” – Alene Anello – Legal Impact for Chickens President & Founder – Sentientism Episode 128

Alene is the President and Founder of Legal Impact for Chickens. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“We are reflective animals – which comes with responsibility” – Susana Monsó – Sentientism Episode: 113

Susana Monsó is assistant professor working on animal ethics & the philosophy of animal minds. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“Incorrect beliefs impact the lives of others” – Street Epistemologist Mark Solomon – Sentientism Episode 109

Dr. Mark Solomon is an author, neuropsychologist, musician and radio show/podcast host. Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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“There’s a myth that we can’t understand animals… if we listen, we can” – Adam Cardilini – Sentientism Episode 106

Adam is a Lecturer in Environmental Science at Deakin University. A Sentientist conversation about what's real, who matters and how to 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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“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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“It’s the same fight regardless” – Ex-Mormon writer Coral Sands – Sentientism Episode 96

Vegan Atheist Coral is an ex-Mormon atheist with a naturalistic worldview & a “meat & potatoes girl” turned vegan.
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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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“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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“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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“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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“We don’t need a god – we can do it ourselves” – Philosopher Richard Brown

Richard Brown is a philosopher at CUNY. In Sentientist Conversations we discuss "what's real?" and "what matters?" Sentientism is "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings."
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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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“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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“Children are much less speciesist than adults” – Psychological Researcher Matti Wilks – New Sentientist Conversation

Matti is a post-doctoral researcher at Yale University, working with Professor Paul Bloom. She studies moral psychology & moral development - including attitudes to cultivated meat & the "natural", the moral status of various types of entities & altruism. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”
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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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“Imagining a better future through our everyday decisions” – Podcaster and academic Claudia Hirtenfelder – New Sentientist Conversation

“Imagining a better future through our everyday decisions." In this video, Jamie talks to the host of The Animal Turn Podcast and PhD Candidate in Geography at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, Claudia Hirtenfelder.We talk about cycling 6,000km across Asia using vegan power! and Claudia’s journey from Christianity to atheism. We discuss how to temper our rationality with humility and by considering diverse perspectives and how to temper our focus on the value of individual sentients with a recognition of social factors.
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“Breeding into suffering is the root of the problem.” – Sentient founder Mikko Järvenpää – New Sentientist Conversation

Mikko is a tech start-up founder and CEO (now https://candle.to/​). He founded & is now board chair of Sentient - an organisation dedicated to making the world a better place for all sentient beings through journalism. In these Sentientist Conversations, we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”. Sentientism is "evidence, commitment & compassion for all sentient beings."
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“How can we do the most good for non-human animals?”- Jamie Harris – Animal Advocacy Careers co-founder & Sentience Institute Researcher – New Sentientist Conversation

Jamie is co-founder of and researcher at the non-profit Animal Advocacy Careers, a researcher at the Sentience Institute and host of the Sentience Institute Podcast.
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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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“Reductionism is well-named. It reduces what you can do.” – Michael Levin – Sentientism Ep:199

Dr Michael Levin is a developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better future.
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“Reductionism is well-named. It reduces what you can do.” – Michael Levin – Sentientism Ep:199

Dr Michael Levin is a developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University. A Sentientism conversation about what's real, who matters and how to make a better future.
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“We need to imagine a different world” – Emilia Leese – author of Think Like A Vegan – Sentientism Ep:198

Emilia Leese is co-author of the book Think Like A Vegan and host of the Think Like a Vegan podcast. A Sentientism conversation.
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Hip Hop is Going Green – Keith Tucker – Sentientism Ep:197

Keith Tucker is Founder and Executive Director of Hip Hop is Green. A conversation about the Sentientism worldview's "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings".
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