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"I plant seeds for children... to think for themselves" Louisa Jane Smith of The RE Podcast - Sentientism 205

Louisa is a Religious Education (RE) Teacher and Head of Life Skills at a school in England. She is host... more

18 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
"Marx for Cats" - Leigh Claire La Berge - Sentientism 204

Leigh Claire La Berge is Professor in City University of New York's English Department. Her work focuses on aesthetics and... more

08 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Teaching the Sentientism Worldview - webinar recording - Sentientism 203

This is the audio from our "Teaching the Sentientism Worldview" webinar. The webinar was aimed at religious education / worldviews... more

30 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
"What if you're the people you've been waiting for?" - John Barry ‪of Queens University Belfast‬ - Sentientism 202

John is an activist academic, a green political economist and former Green Party politician in Northern Ireland. He is Professor... more

22 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
"The Solutionary Way... we can't wait!" - Zoe Weil - Institute for Humane Education - Sentientism 201

Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). She is considered a pioneer in... more

11 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Cheese Challenge & Pescetarian Paradox - Maja Cullen, Devon Docherty, Carol Jasper - Sentientism 200

Devon Docherty, Carol Jasper and Maja Cullen are psychology researchers from the University of Stirling. Carol is a lecturer, Devon... more

02 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
"Reductionism is well-named. It reduces what you can do." - Michael Levin - Sentientism 199

Michael is a developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University where he is the Vannevar Bush Distinguished Professor. He is... more

24 May 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
"We need to imagine a different world" - Emilia Leese - author and host of Think Like a Vegan - Sentientism 198

Emilia is co-author of the book Think Like A Vegan and host of the Think Like a Vegan podcast. She... more

21 May 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Hip Hop is Going Green - Keith Tucker of Hip Hop is Green - Sentientism 197

Keith Tucker is founder and Executive Director of Hip Hop is Green, a nonprofit organization on a mission to support... more

12 May 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Nigerian Food Revolution - Hakeem Jimo of Veggie Victory and ProVeg Nigeria - Sentientism 196

Hakeem Jimo is co-founder and CEO of Veggie Victory, Nigeria’s first plant-based food tech company. Hakeem and his partner, Bola... more

06 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Consciousness Live! - with skateboarding philosopher Richard Brown - Sentientism 195

This episode is a cross-post of my discussion with Richard Brown on his Consciousness Live YouTube podcast. Make sure you... more

02 May 2024 · 2 hours, 32 minutes
A Truly Humane Education - Laura Chepner - The Vegan Society's Education Officer - Sentientism 194

Laura is Education Officer at The Vegan Society and Chair of The Vegan Society's Education Network. She is a qualified... more

25 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Imagining Ethical Schools - Sentientism 193

This episode is a bonus cross-post of my discussion with fellow Sentientist Amy Halpern-Laff and Jon Moscow on their Ethical... more

20 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
Is Veganic the Future of Farming? "We grow plants using plants" - Jimmy Videle - Sentientism 192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist & researcher. He is author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook and co-founder of NAVCS-Certified... more

15 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
Half-Earth Socialism - Troy Vettese - Sentientism 191

Troy Vettese is an environmental historian who specializes in environmental economics, animal studies, and energy history. In 2019 he completed... more

11 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
"Your Neighbour Kills Puppies" - Tom Harris - Activist, Artist & Author - Sentientism 190

Tom is an internationally acclaimed artist, published author, and social justice activist. He is an expert and consultant on animal... more

25 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
"A new world of animal justice" - Sabine Brels of World Animal Justice - Sentientism 189

Dr Sabine Brels is a lawyer dedicated to advancing animal protection law worldwide. She teaches international and comparative animal law... more

13 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
Talking to Humanists about Sentientism - Cross-post bonus from Podcast for Inquiry - Sentientism 188

This episode is a bonus cross-post of my discussion with Leslie Rosenblood, host of Podcast For Inquiry. Podcast For Inquiry... more

08 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
"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 was 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
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

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