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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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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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“Your Robot Dog Will Die” Author Arin Greenwood – Sentientism Ep: 176

Arin Greenwood is an animal writer, novelist and lawyer. A conversation about Sentientism's "evidence, reason and compassion".
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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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“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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“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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“All suffering matters morally” – Eva Hamer from Pax Fauna – Sentientism Episode 141

Eva is Operations Lead for Pax Fauna. A Sentientist Conversation about "evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings". Or "what's real?" and "who matters?"
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“I have this instinct to go to the underdog” – Ana Bradley – Sentient ED – Sentientism Episode 119

Ana Bradley is the Sentient Executive Director. 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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“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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“There’s a caste angle to how animal cruelty works in India” – Karthik Pulugurtha – Fish Welfare Initiative – Sentientism Episode 101

Karthik is Managing Director of the Fish Welfare Initiative in India. A Sentientist Conversation. Evidence, reason and compassion.
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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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“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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“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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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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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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“I would consider myself a Sentientist now” – Tennis pro Marcus Daniell

Marcus is a professional tennis player. He is a philanthropist and an advocate for effective altruism through his work as the founder of High Impact Athletes.
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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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“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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“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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“The Peppa Pig Paradox” – activist academic Lynda Korimboccus – New Sentientist Conversation on the Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Lynda is an anthrozoologist, sociologist and philosopher who teaches sociology in Scottish Further Education. She is also a musician, songwriter, writer and artist. Lynda is Editor-in-Chief of the Student Journal of Vegan Sociology.
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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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“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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“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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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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“Every individual matters” – Marc Bekoff – New Conversation on Sentientism YouTube and Podcast

Marc is professor emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books, won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions, compassionate conservation, & animal protection, has worked closely with Jane Goodall, & is a former Guggenheim Fellow.
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“Vet training reduces empathy for animals” – Vet Kevin Saldanha – New Sentientist Conversation

Kevin is a vet, based in Ontario, Canada. He grew up in East Africa & Goa, India & then moved to Canada. He has held leadership roles, originally in Catholic community organisations &, more recently, Humanist community organisations. 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. 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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“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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Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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Half-Earth Socialism – Troy Vettese – Sentientism Ep:191

Troy Vettese is an environmental historian and co-author, with Drew Pendergrass, of Half-Earth Socialism. A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
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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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