Here, you can find videos about Sentientism (evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings). We’ve been too shy to do much video so far, so have mostly focused on text or audio. You can subscribe to our Sentientism YouTube channel in case we get brave enough to create more.
If you’re a content creator and would be interested in creating videos about Sentientism, please get in touch using our contact form on the right of this page or via @Sentientism. We’d love to help and will happily share your work in our communities.
Sentientist Conversations: Carole Raphaelle Davis
“Sentientism feels like home!”
In this video, Jamie talks to actress, singer/song-writer, author and activist Carole Raphaelle Davis about Sentientism, what she believes and what matters morally. Apologies for the slightly fuzzy video at Carole’s end. It froze for a minute or two at the start – hence the still picture!
Carole is an actress, recording artist, writer and activist best known for her roles in Sex and the City and Madam Secretary and for her songwriting with Prince. Find out more about her activism and her work at https://caroleraphaelledavis.com/
Watch the video of our conversation about Sentientism on YouTube here. You can also listen to the audio via Apple, Spotify or the other usual podcast platforms.
The Future Design Podcast by Takatoshi Shibayama is about the technologies and ideas that improve ourselves and the world around us.
As well as covering the basics of Sentientism and its implications, we discussed how it’s much harder for some communities to move to rationality & compassion where their way of life is deeply bound to animal fishing/farming and to tradition. We also discuss how individuals can make personal changes but also help to drive institutional changes that might have even greater impact.
Ask A Philosopher Live Stream
An interesting, open question and answer session hosted by Anna Gullub and Daniel Estrada of “Ask A Philosopher“. I cover the basics of Sentientism but go into some of my personal views too – so many Sentientists will disagree. Our central discussion focuses on whether morality should be grounded in sentience, suffering and flourishing – or not be grounded at all, rather emerging from a negotiated consensus.
Free Thought Prophet:
This is the video version of our Sentientism conversation on YouTube (I’m audio only due to the state of my Covid19 lockdown beard). You can also listen to the Sentientism podcast episode online or on any of the usual platforms. The Free Thought Prophet focuses on freedom of thought, atheism, science, secularism and Irish whiskey (apparently there is no other kind).
This was a less formal conversation, partly because of the whiskey (I may have had a beer too). The hosts and I agree when it comes to religion, the supernatural and atheism. One of the hosts, John, has been vegetarian for years. He continues to see animal farming as an ethical horror but is now relaxing his vegetarianism re: eating wild, culled deer. Our conversation continues on Twitter.
All Things Risk:
The YouTube version (audio only) of our podcast (listen to the episode about Sentientism on their website, via Apple, Soundcloud or all the usual platforms).
The All Things Risk podcast by Ben Cattaneo explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience in every aspect of life.
This was an engaging, broad ranging conversation about sentientism. Assessing and managing risk (in simple terms, the potential for bad things to happen) is an important part of the sentientist commitment to evidence and reason.