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"What if we saw ourselves as species diplomats?" - David Peña-Guzmán of Overthink and SFSU - Sentientism 187

David specializes in European philosophy, the history and philosophy of science and the philosophy of animal minds. He is interested... more

26 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Could animal farming be good for the animals? The Logic of the Larder - with Nick Pendergrast - Cross-post bonus episode from 3CR's Freedom of Species radio show and podcast - Sentientism 186

This episode is a bonus cross post of my conversation with ⁠Nick Pendergrast⁠⁠⁠ on the 3CR ⁠⁠⁠Freedom of Species⁠⁠ radio... more

20 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
"If you combine rationality and compassion you have the essence" - Jonathan Leighton of OPIS - Sentientism 185

Jonathan is an ethics strategist, writer, social change advocate and public speaker. He is Executive Director of the Organisation for the... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Is veganism a moral obligation? Ghostless Machine cross-post bonus - Sentientism 184

Welcome to episode 184 of the Sentientism Podcast. A podcast about what's real, who matters and how we can make... more

23 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Don't underestimate your influence! - Chris Bryant of Bryant Research - Sentientism 183

Chris is the Director of Bryant Research and the Head of Policy at the Alternative Proteins Association. He is a... more

15 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
160: "Mother Cow, Mother India" - Yamini Narayanan - International Development A/Prof - Sentientism

Yamini is Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University. Her work makes substantive contributions to the rapidly... more

08 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Waking Cosmos - a cross-post bonus episode - Sentientism 182

Welcome to episode 182 of the Sentientism Podcast. A podcast about what's real, who matters and how we can make... more

20 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Christof Koch & IIT - "Consciousness is not a computation... it's a state of being" - Sentientism 181

Christof is a neurophysiologist and computational neuroscientist best known for his work on the neural basis of consciousness on which... more

13 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
S-Risks with Tobias Baumann - "Avoiding the Worst... a moral catastrophe" - Sentientism 180

Tobias co-founded the Center for Reducing Suffering with Magnus Vinding. CRS is a research center that works to create a future with less... more

04 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Melanie Joy - "How to End Injustice Everywhere" - Sentientism 179

Melanie Joy, PhD, is a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social transformation. She is the award-winning author of... more

22 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
178: "A commitment to solidarity and a stubborn commitment to hope" - Defending Animals Author - Kendra Coulter - Sentientism

Kendra is a professor at Huron University and a fellow of the OxfordCentre for Animal Ethics. She is a leading... more

16 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
177: "Vegan Reflections" on animals and systems - with Jordi Casamitjana from Vegan FTA - a cross-post bonus episode

This episode is a bonus cross-post of my discussion with Jordi Casamitjana on his Vegan Reflections series for the VeganFTA... more

13 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
176: "Your Robot Dog Will Die" Author Arin Greenwood - Sentientism

Arin Greenwood describes herself as an animal writer, novelist and lawyer. Her young adult book "Your Robot Dog Will Die"... more

05 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
175: "Making the kind choice becomes this gift" - Molly Elwood - Elwoods Dog Meat CEO - Sentientism

Molly is a writer, copywriter, editor, creative strategist and an animal rights activist. She is Founder and CEO of the... more

22 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
174: "Law is a reflection of the people that make it" - Iyan Offor - Sentientism

Dr Iyan Offor is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Birmingham City University conducting interdisciplinary, theoretical research focusing on global... more

16 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
173: "Welfare protections have failed animals" - Legal Academic Dr Jane Kotzmann - Sentientism

Jane is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Deakin Law School. Jane obtained degrees in Commerce, Law (with Honours),... more

10 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
172: "The Animal Turn" - talking about Sentientism with Claudia Hirtenfelder - a cross-post bonus episode

This episode is a bonus cross-post of my discussion about Sentientism with Claudia Hirtenfelder on her wonderful podcast, The Animal... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
171: "We've made a civilizational error" - Philosopher John Sanbonmatsu - Sentientism

John is a writer, philosopher, cultural critic and magician. He is best known for his book, The Postmodern Prince, and... more

29 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
170: "Think more like six year olds!" - Psychology Researcher Luke McGuire - Sentientism

Luke is a lecturer working in the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter. His research examines social and... more

19 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
169: A Sentientism Salon with the American Ethical Union - with Amy Halpern-Laff and Jamie Woodhouse - hosted by Hugh Taft-Morales - a cross-post bonus episode

This episode is a bonus cross-post of a salon session about Sentientism with the American Ethical Union back in February... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
168: "Most people think they're better than average" - Tania Lombrozo - Psychologist - Sentientism

Tania is the Arthur W. Marks Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. She oversees the Concepts and Cognition Laboratory, which uses the... more

13 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
2: Being a Vegan Atheist activist and actress in Hollywood - "Sentientism feels like home!" - Sentientist Conversations - Carole Davis #1

Jamie talks to actress, singer/song-writer, author and activist Carole Raphaelle Davis about Sentientism, what she believes and what matters morally.... more

05 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
167: What kind of relationships do we want with AI and other sentient beings? - Novelist and AI Researcher Jared Moore - Sentientism

Jared is a researcher at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Until the summer of 2023 he was a lecturer... more

01 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
166: "An Aligned AGI would end factory farming" - Kat Woods - EA Charity Co-Founder - Sentientism

Kat is an effective altruist who co-founded Nonlinear (incubating artificial intelligence extinction risk non-profits), Charity Entrepreneurship (helping people start new,... more

25 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
165: "I don't believe that people are born bad" - Alexandra Paul - Actress and Activist - Sentientism

Alexandra is an actress, activist and health coach. She has appeared in more than 100 feature films and television programs starring... more

18 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
164: Talking about Sentientism on "Knowing Animals" with philosopher Josh Milburn - a cross-post bonus episode

This episode is a bonus cross-post of my conversation about Sentientism with Josh Milburn on his Knowing Animals podcast, founded... more

15 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
163: "It was a huge wake-up call... I felt like I'd been living a lie" - Lawyer Delci Winders - Sentientism

Delci is an animal protection lawyer, scholar, teacher and programme builder. She is an associate professor of law and Director... more

04 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
162: "What I learned from that power was that I didn't want it" - Jo-Anne McArthur - Photojournalist - Sentientism

Jo-Anne McArthur is a photojournalist, public speaker, animal rights activist and author. She is best known for her We Animals... more

25 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
161: India has a rich history of pro-animal thought. So why aren't we using that in our advocacy (instead of global north narratives)? - Varda Mehrotra - Sentientism

Varda Mehrotra is an animal advocate and movement builder, exploring intersectional solutions. Most recently, she founded Samayu to undertake intersectional work and... more

13 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
159: Should non-sentient agents matter too? - Philosopher Nicolas Delon - Sentientism

Nicolas is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at the New College of Florida. In Fall 2023, he will join... more

27 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
158: "A Philosophy for the Science of Animal Consciousness" - Walter Veit - Sentientism

Walter is an inter-disciplinary philosopher. He works primarily on the Philosophy of Cognitive and Biological Sciences, the Philosophy of Mind,... more

16 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
157: “This is a critical decade… the calm before the storm” - Anita Krajnc & Nicola Harris from Plant Based Treaty - Sentientism

Anita is Executive Director of the Plant Based Treaty initiative and the Animal Save Movement, a worldwide network of Save... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
156: "Animal Liberation Now!" - Peter Singer - Sentientism

Peter Singer is often referred to as the “world’s most influential living philosopher.” He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
155: Dogs and pigs have meaningful lives! - Philosopher Michael Hauskeller - Sentientism

Michael is head of philosophy at the University of Liverpool. His current work spans transhumanism, death & meaning. He has... more

16 May 2023 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
154: "With great power comes great responsibility" - Elan Abrell - Cultural Anthropologist & Author - Sentientism

Elan is a cultural anthropologist focusing on human-animal interactions, environmental justice, and food politics. He is assistant professor of the... more

10 May 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
153: "Just dive in and meet people where they're at" - Ashley Byrne - PETA Outreach Director - Sentientism

Ashley is Director of Outreach for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). She has led a broad range of PETA’s... more

27 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
152: Conspiracism, misinformation & disinformation in the vegan movement - with Nick Pendergrast & Adam Cardilini - Cross-post bonus episode from 3CR's Freedom of Species

This episode is a bonus cross post of my conversation with Nick Pendergrast⁠⁠ and Adam Cardilini on their 3CR Freedom... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
151: "I went vegan finally when I fell in love with one" - filmmaker and writer Jay Shapiro - Sentientism

Jay Shapiro is an award winning filmmaker, writer, & podcaster. He directed the film Islam & the Future of Tolerance,... more

19 Apr 2023 · 2 hours, 19 minutes
150: Should Effective Altruism Take Abolitionism More Seriously? - Dhruv Makwana - Sentientism

Dhruv is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge. He has interests in... more

23 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 54 minutes
149: "Why is it so hard to talk about meat?" - Cross-post bonus episode with Jenny Splitter from her FutureFeed substack talking to Jamie Woodhouse

This episode is a bonus cross-post of my conversation about "Why is it so hard to talk about meat?", and... more

17 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
148: "Vegan pets... They're enjoying their lives more & they're living longer" - Dr. Andrew Knight - Professor and Dog & Cat Vet - Sentientism

Andrew is Professor of Animal Welfare & Ethics & Founding Director of the University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare. He... more

11 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
147: "Animal research... much harm with very little benefit" - Neuroscientist Dr Katherine Roe from PETA - Sentientism

Katherine is chief of Science Advancement and Outreach (SAO) at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). SAO aims... more

05 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
146: Bursting "The Reality Bubble" - Ziya Tong - Science broadcaster and author - Sentientism

Ziya is a television presenter, producer, author and board member. She was the co-host of Discovery Channel’s long-running primetime science... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
145: A US Constitution For All Sentient Beings - Maybe Sooner Than We Think? - Michael Dorf - US Constitutional Law Professor - Sentientism

Michael is a law professor and scholar of U.S. constitutional law. He is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law... more

21 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
144: “How do you find meaning in a universe that’s doomed?” - Astrophysicst Dr. Katie Mack @AstroKatie - Sentientism

Katie is a theoretical cosmologist who holds the Hawking Chair in Cosmology and Science Communication at Perimeter Institute. Her academic... more

12 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
143: "Why bad beliefs happen to good people" - Philosopher Neil Levy - Sentientism

Neil is a professor of philosophy with research interests spanning philosophy of mind, psychology, free will, moral responsibility, epistemology &... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
142: "Veterinarians are merchants of doubt for animal ag" - Dr. Crystal Heath - Founder of Our Honor - Sentientism

Crystal is a veterinary practitioner, a journalist and an activist. She is the co-founder of Our Honor, a charity aiming... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
141: "All suffering matters morally" - Eva Hamer of Pax Fauna - Sentientism

Eva is the operations lead for the startup non-profit Pax Fauna. Pax Fauna exists to design a more effective social movement... more

26 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
140: "Animal rights is a social justice issue now" - Fashion Activist Bel Jacobs - Sentientism

Between 1999 and 2014, Bel was Style Editor for Metro. The fall of Rana Plaza in 2013 forced a re-assessment;... more

23 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
139: Going Beyond Atheism... to Sentientism? Cross-post bonus episode with Nathan Alexander, Todd Tavares (Beyond Atheism podcast) & Jamie Woodhouse

This episode is a bonus cross post of my conversation about Sentientism with Nathan and Todd on their Beyond Atheism... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
138: "Who am I to take another's life?" - Paige Parsons Roache of UnchainedTV - Sentientism

Paige is Communications Director for the streaming platform UnchainedTV. After initially going vegan “for the environment” Jane became an ethical... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
137: "What is it like to be another animal?" - Lori Marino - Sentientism

Lori is Executive Director of The Kimmela Center and Founder & President of The Whale Sanctuary Project. She is a... more

08 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
136: "Rationality comes with responsibility" - Kathy Hessler - Sentientism

Kathy is Assistant Dean, Animal Legal Education at George Washington University Law School and Director of the Animal Legal Education Initiative.... more

11 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
135: "The Creative Lives of Animals" - Author Carol Gigliotti - Sentientism

Carol is an author, artist, animal activist and scholar whose work focuses on the reality of animals’ lives as important... more

28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
134: "It just started to not make sense" - ObjectivelyDan - Host of "Truth Wanted" - Sentientism

Dan is the host of Truth Wanted, a call-in talk show that's part of the Atheist Community of Austin.Truth Wanted... more

23 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
133: "I relate directly to other creatures - I don't need any belief system" - Karen Davis - United Poultry Concerns President - Sentientism

Karen is an animal rights advocate and president of United Poultry Concerns. UPC is a non-profit organization founded in 1990... more

15 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
132: "I agree wholeheartedly with Sentientism" - A.C. Grayling - Humanist Philosopher & Author - Sentientism

Anthony or A.C. is a philosopher and author. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College... more

30 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
131: "Watching Earthlings hit me really hard" - Sandra Nomoto - Author of Vegan Marketing Success Stories - Sentientism

Sandra describes herself as a vegan foodie, content writer & editor and wife on a mission to empower others to... more

23 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
130: Consumers can drive compassionate change - Ethos CEO Jill Ettinger - Sentientism

Jill has been a leading voice in digital media for more than a decade. She’s been published in outlets including... more

15 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
129: "We gotta make friends... that's the path to liberation" - Matt Johnson - Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) - Sentientism

Matt is Press Coordinator and an investigator for Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). As part of his activism he has conducted... more

30 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
128: "I'm so happy to be doing the right thing" - Alene Anello - Legal Impact for Chickens President & Founder - Sentientism

Alene is the President and Founder of Legal Impact for Chickens. She graduated from Harvard Law School, clerked for a... more

25 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
127: "Sensitivity has driven me to understand" - Economist & Author Chaitanya Talreja - Sentientism

Chaitanya is Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in the Centre for Regulatory Policy and Governance.... more

18 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
126: "I've always identified with the 'Other'" - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author - Sentientism

Adrian is a multi-award winning fantasy and science fiction author. He is known best for his series Shadows of the... more

10 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
125: "Religion is at the intersection of everything I care about" - YouTuber & Podcaster Emerson Green - Sentientism

Emerson is the host of the Counter Apologetics & Walden Pod podcasts, focusing mostly on religion, atheism and consciousness. Both... more

02 Sep 2022 · 2 hours, 12 minutes
124: "People can't not eat free vegan food!" - Pearl Monique Cole Brunt - Sentientism

Pearl describes herself as “poly-vocational”. She is a foreign relations & management consultant with an MA in International Relations &... more

02 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
123: "Let's make a world with less suffering today!" Ingrid Newkirk - PETA founder and president - Sentientism

Ingrid is an animal activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world’s largest... more

10 Aug 2022 · 57 minutes
122: From dairy farmer to animal activist - Vegan FTA's Jackie Norman - Sentientism

Jackie is a former dairy & beef farmer turned full-time animal rights advocate. She is head of communications and a... more

01 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
121: "Compassion is a boundless capacity" - Lisa Kemmerer - Sentientism

Lisa is an activist and academic who specialises in anymal and environmental ethics. She was an associate professor of philosophy... more

22 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
120: "The Politics of Love" - Writer Philip McKibbin - Sentientism

Philip is a writer from Aotearoa New Zealand, of Pākehā (NZ European) & Māori (Ngāi Tahu) descent. He is a... more

15 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
119: "I have this instinct to go to the underdog" - Ana Bradley - Sentient Media ED - Sentientism

Ana Bradley is Executive Director of Sentient Media. Sentient Media is a non-profit journalism outlet aimed at making transparent the... more

29 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
118: "You can definitely be a victim & a perpetrator" - Erin Wing - Animal Outlook Deputy Director of Investigations - Sentientism

Erin is the Deputy Director of Investigations at Animal Outlook, a national animal-advocacy nonprofit organisation. Erin was an undercover investigator... more

18 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
117: Intro to Sentientism (30 mins) "Evidence, reason and compassion for all sentient beings"

This episode is a recording of my presentation about Sentientism to the Terra.do climate change platform & community. Many thanks... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
116: "As people who are harmed - how can we possibly perpetrate harm?" - LoriKim Alexander - Sentientism

LoriKim (she/her/we/our) describes herself as an educator, organiser, activist, conservationist, abolitionist, naturalist & healer. Originally from Jamaica & now living... more

08 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
115: Sentientist Economics - Nicolas Treich - Sentientism

Nicolas is a research associate at INRAE (L’institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement) and the Toulouse School... more

01 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
114: "Humility should underpin our efforts to understand" - Journalist Marina Bolotnikova - Sentientism

Marina is a journalist, currently focusing on factory farming and the criminalization of activists who fight it. Marina has written for... more

28 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
113: "We are reflective animals - which comes with responsibility" - Susana Monsó - Sentientism

Susana is an assistant professor based at the Department of Logic, History, and Philosophy of Science of UNED, working on... more

22 May 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
112: "Ought flows from sentience" - neuropsychologist & "Hidden Spring" author Mark Solms

Mark is a psychoanalyst and neuropsychologist, best known for his discovery of the brain mechanisms of dreaming and his use... more

16 May 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
111: "The basis of all value is sentience" - Steve Sapontzis Take #2 - Sentientism

Steve is a philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University, East Bay who specializes in animal ethics,... more

13 May 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
110: "Bringing individual animals into the frame" - Author & Ethnographer Kathryn Gillespie - Sentientism

Kathryn Gillespie PhD  (kathrynagillespie.com) is a writer, multispecies ethnographer, & feminist geographer. She is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University... more

06 May 2022 · 1 hour, 54 minutes
109: "Incorrect beliefs impact the lives of others" - Street Epistemologist Mark Solomon - Sentientism

Dr. Mark Solomon is an author, neuropsychologist, musician and radio show/podcast host whose work touches on a wide range of... more

01 May 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
108: 3CR's Freedom of Species - talking about Sentientism with Nick Pendergrast - Cross-post bonus episode

This episode is a bonus cross-post from my conversation about Sentientism with Nick Pendergrast on his Freedom of Species show... more

29 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
107: "The Weight of Empathy" - author Lucas Spiegel - Sentientism

Lucas studied and practiced architecture in the U.S., Canada, and India before leaving it all behind in an effort to... more

22 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
106: "There's a myth that we can't understand animals... if we listen, we can" - Adam Cardilini - Sentientism

Adam is a Lecturer in Env. Sci. at Deakin Uni. He works on questions related to ecology, conservation & society.... more

18 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
105: "The world is going to get better for animals in our lifetime" - Species Podcast host Macken Murphy - Sentientism

Macken is a writer and science educator. He hosts a weekly podcast about animals, Species, recommended by both Apple and... more

07 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
104: “Veganism is the secular manifestation of Ahimsa” – author Jordi Casamitjana – Sentientism

Jordi is an ethical vegan, a zoologist and a veganism content writer and consultant. He has been involved in different... more

29 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
103: "Humanism is just way too focused on one animal" - Philosopher Constantine Sandis - Sentientism

Constantine is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Director of Lex Academic & a Fellow of the RSA.... more

25 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
102: Clearer Thinking with Spencer Greenberg - talking about Sentientism - Cross-post bonus episode

I had the pleasure of talking about Sentientism on the Clearer Thinking podcast hosted by Spencer Greenberg. This is a... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
101: "There's a caste angle to how animal cruelty works in India" - Karthik Pulugurtha - Fish Welfare Initiative - Sentientism

Karthik is MD of the Fish Welfare Initiative, India. He has a background in animal welfare & ethical livelihoods. He... more

18 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
100: "I am relentlessly naturalistic" - Barbara J. King - Animal Author & Advocate & Anthropologist - 100th Episode!!

Barbara is emerita professor of anthropology at William & Mary and a freelance science writer and public speaker. The author... more

10 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
99: "The right to a fair start in life" - Carter Dillard of Fair Start Movement - Sentientism

Carter is Policy Director and Board Member of the Fair Start Movement, an organisation dedicated to giving every child a... more

04 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
98: "Wars start because someone gets annoyed." - Dr Richard Firth-Godbehere - History of Emotion - Sentientism

Dr. Richard Firth-Godbehere PhD is one of the world’s leading experts on disgust and emotions. He is an independent researcher... more

01 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
97: "Widening our circle is part of the logic of being a rational human" - Steve Sapontzis - AUDIO WARNING: SUBTITLES ARE ON THE SENTIENTISM YOUTUBE VERSION - SORRY!

Steve (stevesapontzis.com) is professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University, East Bay. He specialises in animal ethics, environmental ethics... more

21 Feb 2022 · 58 minutes
96: "It's the same fight regardless" - Ex-Mormon writer Coral Sands - Sentientism

Coral is an aspiring writer, an animal rescue volunteer/donor & runs a bunny boarding & grooming business. She is an... more

14 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
95: "The Sustainable Development Goals are all about us humans!" - Dr. Helen Kopnina - Sentientism

Helen (@hkopnina) is Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Business at the University of Northumbria & also lectures at The Hague University.... more

06 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
94: Let's create more effective, compasionate narratives - Writer Alex Lockwood - Sentientist Conversation

Alex (@alexlockwood & alexlockwood.co.uk) is a fiction & non-fiction writer. He is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Research in... more

28 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
93: "I believe in the abolition of cages - human & non-human" - Rachel Krantz, author of "Open" - Sentientist Conversation

Rachel is a multi-award winning writer, podcast host & media consultant. Her memoir, “Open – An Uncensored Memoir Of Love,... more

21 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
92: "Science denial is about identity, not facts" - Lee McIntyre, philosopher of Science and author of "How to Talk to a Science Denier" - Sentientist Conversation

Lee McIntyre (leemcintyrebooks.com & @LeeCMcIntyre) is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy & History of Science at Boston... more

19 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
91: "Learning can liberate" - Mary Pat Champeau - Institute for Humane Education - Sentientist Conversation

Mary Pat (@mpchampeau) is the director of graduate programs at the Institute for Humane Education (@HumaneEducation & humaneeducation.org) & faculty... more

16 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
90: "We're simply asking for what we want - to criminalise abuse & killing" - David Michelson of YesOnIP13 - Sentientist Conversation

David is an activist & chief petitioner of the Yes On IP13 campaign (www.yesonip13.org & @yesonip13) which aims to outlaw... more

13 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
89: How can Africa avoid industrialised animal farming? - Cameron King of Animal Advocacy Africa - Sentientist Conversation

Cameron (cameron@animaladvocacyafrica.org) is the Operations Lead for Animal Advocacy Africa (also @Animal_Africa). Cameron ran his own eCommerce business for several... more

06 Jan 2022 · 1 hour,
88: "Punk music was my gateway into politics & ethics" - Sociologist Nick Pendergrast - Sentientist Conversation

Nick (@NickPende & theconversation) is a Sociologist who researches social movements, social change & Critical Animal Studies. He is a... more

11 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
87: "You CAN change other people!" - Howie Jacobson of Plant Yourself - Sentientist Conversation

Howie (@askhowie & plantyourself.com) is a coach & author & podcast host. His coaching work with people & organisations focuses... more

05 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
86: "There's not a huge difference between how we treat farmed animals & how we treat people - as resources" Nandita Bajaj of Population Balance - Sentientist Conversation

Nandita is the ED of Population Balance which works to address the impacts of human overpopulation & overconsumption on the... more

30 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
85: "If you have experienced suffering you're aware of its badness" - Philosopher Michael Huemer - Sentientist Conversation

Michael Huemer (@FakeNousBlog) is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. He is the author of more than... more

23 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
84: "Nobody likes hypocrisy but we're all hypocrites" - Dr. Brian Earp - Sentientist Conversation

Dr. Brian Earp (@briandavidearp) is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics & Health Policy & a Research Fellow... more

14 Nov 2021 · 58 minutes
83: “If I can open my mind about veganism… I can do anything… it was so liberating” - Jamila Anahata of the Afro-Vegan Society - Sentientist Conversations

Jamila (thesoulfulveganista.com & @Jamila_Anahata) is an activist, blogger & holistic lifestyle coach. She is aso Marketing Director of the Afro-Vegan... more

09 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
82: "It's the greatest transformation in human history... Who wouldn't want to be part of that?" - Dr. Sailesh Rao of Climate Healers - Sentientist Conversations

Dr. Sailesh Rao (climatehealers.org) is Founder & Exec Dir of Climate Healers, a non-profit working to heal the climate. After... more

04 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
81: "Ethical value flows from reality" - Pablo Perez Castello - Sentientist Conversations

Pablo (@PabloPCastello & on LinkedIn) is a Research Assistant at the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law & a Junior... more

30 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
80: Healthy Planet radio show on Sentientism with Bob DiBenedetto - cross-post bonus episode

Healthy Planet is hosted by Bob DiBenedetto. His WUSB radio show aims to help people learn about the powerful effect... more

25 Oct 2021 · 1 hour,
79: "'I love what you do for me' - isn't love!" - Cat Besch - Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue Founder - Sentientist Conversation

Cat (@CatBeschVN) founded and leads Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue. She is also a writer & activist addressing many non-human... more

25 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
78: "A whole new relationship with non human animals that will blow people’s minds!" - Jonina Turzi - Sentientist Conversation

Jonina (@JoninaTurzi) is cofounder of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, a volunteer district leader for HSUS, & a doctor of physical therapy... more

13 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
77: Rod Graham's "Being" - cross-post bonus episode on Sentientism

This episode is a bonus cross-post from Rod Graham's Being series on YouTube where I talked to Rod about Sentientism.... more

05 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
76: Humanism will Evolve into Sentientism - Peter Tatchell - Sentientist Conversations

Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell & petertatchell.net) has been an activist for human rights, democracy, LGBT+ freedom and global justice since 1967.... more

22 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
75: Should Stoics be vegan? - Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci - Sentientist Conversation

Massimo (figsinwinter.blog & @mpigliucci) is Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He co-hosted the Rationally Speaking... more

14 Sep 2021 · 1 hour,
74: Author C Lou Hamilton - "I'm increasingly unsatisfied with anyone who has any degree of privilege who claims to be doing social justice work who has no time for veganism" - Sentientism

C Lou / Carrie (@clouhamilton1 & veganismsexandpolitics.com & drcarriehamilton.com) is an author, editor & translator. She wrote the book "Veganism,... more

06 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
73: Artists of Data Science - cross-post bonus episode on the Philosophy of Sentientism

This episode is a bonus cross-post from The Artists of Data Science podcast where I talk to Harpreet Sahota about... more

27 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
72: "Making Compassion Easier" - Tobias Leenaert - Author and meta-advocate - Sentientist Conversation

Tobias (@TobiasLeenaert) is an author & a vegan advocacy consultant. He blogs at Veganstrategist.org & wrote "How to Create a... more

25 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
71: "Boom! - the entire world changed - everyone was questioning everything" - Mariann Sullivan - Podcast Host and Activist Lawyer/Lecturer - Sentientist Conversation

Mariann (@marisul) is Co-host with previous guest Jasmin Singer of the Our Hen House podcast and host of the Animal... more

13 Aug 2021 · 58 minutes
70: "Social progress is ultimately inevitable" - @Soytheist Aditya Prakash - Sentientist Conversation

Aditya (https://www.soytheist.com/ & https://www.youtube.com/c/Soytheist) is an animal rights advocate from Assam in India. His @Soytheist YouTube channel focuses on taking... more

02 Aug 2021 · 1 hour,
69: Pineal Podcast - cross-post bonus episode about Sentientism

This episode is a bonus cross-post from the Pineal Podcast (https://www.pinealpodcast.com/) where I talked to Josh Smith (https://twitter.com/Pinealpodcast) about Sentientism. We... more

30 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
68: Are Panpsychism, Veganism and Sentientism Compatible? - Luke Roelofs, Philosopher of Mind - Sentientist Conversation

Luke (lukeroelofs.com & Majestic Equality) is a philosopher of mind at the Centre for Mind, Brain & Consciousness at New... more

28 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
67: "We need to develop Mental Immunity against epidemics of nonsense" - Andy Norman - Sentientist Conversation

Andy Norman (https://andynorman.org/ & https://twitter.com/DrAndyNo), PhD is the author of "Mental Immunity". His work has appeared in Scientific American, Psychology... more

22 Jul 2021 · 58 minutes
66: "Time has come for 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 (https://wfa.org/). In 2014, she cofounded the Global Animal Law (GAL... more

16 Jul 2021 · 59 minutes
65: "When I adopted a dog - my whole worldview shifted" - Aditya from Animal Ethics - Sentientist Conversation

Aditya is the wild animal suffering outreach coordinator for Animal Ethics in India. He works in grass-roots animal activism with... more

06 Jul 2021 · 49 minutes
64: "The conversation has to start with you" - Jenny Splitter - Journalist and SciMom Founder - Sentientist Conversation

Jenny (@jennysplitter and jennysplitter.com) is an award-winning journalist & science writer covering food, agriculture, climate change, biodiversity, health & technology.... more

01 Jul 2021 · 57 minutes
63: "May all beings be happy & free from suffering" - Cebuan Bliss - Sentientist Conversations

Cebuan (Cebby) Bliss (https://twitter.com/CebbyBliss) is a PhD candidate researching animal and biodiversity governance at Radboud University in the Netherlands (https://www.ru.nl/english/people/bliss-c/). In... more

28 Jun 2021 · 52 minutes
62: "Animal farming will end by the end of this century" - Jacy Reese Anthis - Sentientist Conversation

Jacy (https://twitter.com/jacyanthis & https://jacyanthis.com/) is a social scientist & co-founder of the Sentience Institute (https://www.sentienceinstitute.org/). His acclaimed book, The End... more

21 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
61: "You cannot go wrong with compassion" - Frans de Waal - Animal Morality - Sentientist Conversations

Frans (fransdewaal.com) is a primatologist & ethologist. He is Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University, director of the Living... more

15 Jun 2021 · 51 minutes
60: "That's moral progress - you have to interfere in things" - Philosopher Kyle Johannsen - Sentientism

Kyle (https://twitter.com/KyleJohannsen2 and https://philpeople.org/profiles/kyle-johannsen) is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Queen's University. His research is in social & political... more

12 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
59: "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 (https://twitter.com/LuShegay) is an animal law attorney from Kazakhstan, now based in the USA. She is the co-founder and Managing... more

09 Jun 2021 · 37 minutes
58: "Factory farming is a complete disaster" - FT Journalist Henry Mance - Sentientist Conversations

Henry (https://twitter.com/henrymance) is the chief features writer for the Financial Times newspaper. He is the author of "How to Love... more

07 Jun 2021 · 57 minutes
57: "We don't need a god - we can do it ourselves" - Philosopher Richard Brown - Sentientist Conversation

Richard (https://twitter.com/onemorebrown & https://onemorebrown.com/)  is a philosopher at CUNY. His work is focused on the philosophy of mind, consciousness studies... more

02 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
56: "We are entropic eddies complex enough to have woken up" - Hugo Award winning Sci-Fi author Peter Watts - Sentientist Conversation

Peter Watts (https://rifters.com/) is a Hugo Award winning sci-fi author. His works include the Rifters trilogy (e.g. Starfish) & the... more

24 May 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
55: "We don't have to wait until the 24th century for a Star Trek future" - Christopher Sebastian - Sentientist Conversations

Christopher Sebastian is the director of social media for Peace Advocacy Network, sits on the Advisory Council for Encompass, is... more

18 May 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
54: Suffering matters even if we didn't cause it - Heather Browning - from Zookeeping to Philosophy

Heather (https://twitter.com/zoophilosophy & https://www.heatherbrowning.net/) is a scientist, philosopher & a former zookeeper & welfare officer. She is now a researcher... more

15 May 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
53: "I would consider myself a Sentientist now" - Tennis pro Marcus Daniell - Sentientist Conversation

Marcus (https://twitter.com/MarcusDaniell) is a professional tennis player from New Zealand. He is a philanthropist and an advocate for effective altruism... more

11 May 2021 · 41 minutes
52: "Ending animal testing is a win-win for humans and animals" - neurologist CEO Aysha Akhtar - Sentientist Conversation

Aysha (https://twitter.com/DrAyshaAkhtar & http://www.ayshaakhtar.com/) is a neurologist, public health specialist & author. She is President & CEO of the Center... more

06 May 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
51: "There is no 'us and them' " - Yasmine Mohammed - Ex-muslim activist - Sentientist Conversation

Yasmine (https://twitter.com/YasMohammedxx & https://www.yasminemohammed.com/) is a rights activist, advocating for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries. Yasmine... more

02 May 2021 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
50: "Animal activists don't have to be on the political left" - Josh Milburn - Sentientist Conversation

Josh (https://josh-milburn.com/ & https://twitter.com/JoshLMilburn & https://www.instagram.com/aveganphilosopher/) is a moral & political philosopher with research interests in animal ethics, the philosophy... more

28 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
49: "I'm concerned with oppression in all its forms" - philosopher Joey Tuminello of Farm Forward, the Better Food Foundation and McNeese University - Sentientist Conversation

Joey (https://josephtuminello.academia.edu/) is asst. professor of philosophy at McNeese State Uni & program coordinator for the nonprofits Farm Forward &... more

24 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
48: "Maybe moral systems are harmful! Like religion they are used to divide us." - Walter Veit - philosopher, scientist and sentientist - Sentientist Conversation

Walter (https://twitter.com/wrwveit & https://walterveit.com/) is an interdisciplinary scientist, philosopher & writer focusing on biology, minds & ethics. He publishes the... more

20 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
47: "Freedom, equality & avoiding harm to others" - Kristof Dhont - Social Psychologist - Sentientist Conversations

Kristof is a social psychologist and senior lecturer at the university of Kent where he runs SHARKLab (Study of Human... more

16 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
46: "The root of all evil is thinking some suffering doesn't matter" - Jane Velez-Mitchell Unchained - Sentientist Conversation

Jane (https://twitter.com/JVM) is a TV broadcaster, author, journalist & now CEO of the animal rights non-profit Jane Unchained (https://janeunchained.com/). She... more

12 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
45: "Children are much less speciesist than adults" - researcher Matti Wilks - Sentientist Conversations

Matti (https://www.mattiwilks.com/ and @matti_wilks) is a post-doctoral researcher at Yale University, working with Professor Paul Bloom. She studies moral psychology... more

09 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
44: "There is suffering - end it!" - Actress Victoria Lynn - Sentientist Conversation

Victoria (https://www.victorialynn.me/ & https://twitter.com/incertaspecie) is an actress, film producer, writer, voiceover artist and animal activist. She has appeared in Netflix's... more

06 Apr 2021 · 55 minutes
43: "We're at the beginning of a huge movement" - Author Julie Taylor - Sentientist Conversation

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

05 Apr 2021 · 44 minutes
42: Conscious Basket Show - cross-post bonus episode about Sentientism

This episode is a bonus cross-post from The Conscious Basket Show where I talked to Samantha McCord (https://twitter.com/ConsciousBasket) about Sentientism. Samantha... more

01 Apr 2021 · 41 minutes
41: "Morality isn't linked to religion" - Amy Wilson - Activist Lawyer - Sentientist Conversations

Amy Wilson (https://twitter.com/Ms_AmyPWilson) is an Animal, Human & Earth Rights Lawyer. She founded the Animal Law Reform & Animal Law... more

29 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
40: "Compassion needs to be grounded in reality" - Jessica Pierce - Bioethicist and Author - Sentientist Conversation

Jessica Pierce (https://www.jessicapierce.net/) is a bioethicist & writer. Her work focuses on human-animal relationships & interconnections between ecosystems & health.... more

27 Mar 2021 · 43 minutes
39: "The Peppa Pig Paradox" - activist academic Lynda Korimboccus - Sentientist Conversations

Lynda (https://twitter.com/LMKorimboccus and http://www.korimboccus.com/) is an anthrozoologist, sociologist & philosopher who teaches sociology in Scottish Further Education. She is also... more

22 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
38: "Sentientism captures everything - it's future proof" - Michael Dello-Iacovo - Sentientist Conversation

Michael Dello-Iacovo (http://www.michaeldello.com/ and https://twitter.com/MichaelDello) is a PhD candidate in space science, looking at off-Earth exploration, mining & asteroid impact... more

16 Mar 2021 · 53 minutes
37: "No judgement... just how do we solve this?" - Humane Educator Zoe Weil - Sentientist Conversations

Zoe (https://twitter.com/ZoeWeil) is the co-founder & president of the Institute for Humane Education (https://humaneeducation.org/). She is considered a pioneer in... more

14 Mar 2021 · 54 minutes
36: "The Ocean is Alive" - Ocean Ecologist Glenn Edney - Sentientist Conversations

Glenn Edney (https://oceanspirit.org/) is an Ocean ecologist, underwater naturalist, sailor and professional diver. He has been exploring the Ocean and... more

09 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
35: "We can't understand humans without recognising that we are animals" - Diana Fleischman - Sentientist Conversations

Dr Diana Fleischman is an evolutionary psychologist & an author. Until recently she was a senior lecturer at the University... more

05 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
34: "Maybe the point of being is to be loving" - Comedian Myq Kaplan - Sentientist Conversations

Myq is a stand-up comedian (http://myqkaplan.com/ and https://twitter.com/myqkaplan). He has performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with... more

01 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
33: "Us humans are slow learners" - Kim Stallwood - author & scholar - Sentientist Conversation

Kim is an animal rights author, independent scholar, consultant, and speaker. He has 45 years of personal commitment as a... more

24 Feb 2021 · 52 minutes
32: Talking to Humanist animals about other animals (and sentient beings) - A talk about Sentientism to the Dorset Humanists Group

I gave this presentation to a meeting of the Dorset Humanist Group in the UK. It was a pleasure to... more

19 Feb 2021 · 44 minutes
31: "Every individual matters" - Marc Bekoff and Compassionate Conservation - Sentientist Conversation

Marc is profesor emeritus of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published  31 books,... more

16 Feb 2021 · 58 minutes
30: "If you hand most people a knife they won't stab a cow!" - John Oberg - Sentientist Conversation

John is a professional animal advocate & public speaker. You can support his work at https://www.patreon.com/JohnOberg and follow him at https://twitter.com/JohnOberg. In... more

10 Feb 2021 · 42 minutes
29: “Vet training reduces empathy for animals” – Vet Kevin Saldanha – New Sentientist Conversation

Kevin is a community vet, based in Ontario, Canada. He grew up in East Africa & Goa, India & then moved... more

06 Feb 2021 · 49 minutes
37: "No judgement... just how do we solve this?" - Humane Educator Zoe Weil - Sentientist Conversations

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Zoe (https://twitter.com/ZoeWeil) is the co-founder & president of the Institute for Humane Education (https://humaneeducation.org/). She is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive... more