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  • 9. KATE GRANT: turning compassion into action

    43:41
    Peter & Kasia are in-conversation with Kate Grant, a leading figure in the fight against obstetric fistula. This episode explores Kate's transition from a successful advertising career to working in international development and eventually leading the Fistula Foundation as CEO. Kate explains what obstetric fistula is, its impact on women in low-resource settings, and the challenges in addressing it due to socioeconomic and gender inequalities. Kate talks about her personal motivations, and her critical perspective on global aid effectiveness and philanthropy. Kate emphasises the transformative power of fistula surgery and the importance of addressing structural inequalities to make a lasting impact on women's health.Learn more about Kate the Fistula Foundation!Keep up to date with Peter!Website: www.petersinger.infoSubstack: https://boldreasoningwithpetersinger.substack.com/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@peter_singerKeep up to date with Kasia!https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.delazariradek Executive Producer: Rachel BarrettSpecial Thanks to Suzi Jamil!

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  • 8. ROBERT WRIGHT: navigating moral realism

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    Peter & Kasia are joined by author and journalist Robert Wright. Robert Wright is the New York Times bestselling author of The Evolution of God (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Nonzero, The Moral Animal, Three Scientists and their Gods, and Why Buddhism Is True. The discussion delves into the evolutionary explanations for altruism and sympathy, and how human sexual psychology impacts societal norms. The role of technology and non-zero-sum interactions in human history is explored, alongside the ethical challenges posed by artificial intelligence. Robert discusses moral realism, and the concept of being judged by a higher power.Keep up to date with Peter!Website: www.petersinger.infoSubstack: https://boldreasoningwithpetersinger.substack.com/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@peter_singerKeep up to date with Kasia!https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.delazariradek Executive Producer: Rachel BarrettSpecial Thanks to Suzi Jamil!
  • 7. JANE GOODALL: recognising the animal as an individual

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    Jane Goodall DBE is an ethologist and conservationist, the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and a UN Messenger of Peace.Peter and Kasia have joined Jane in her family home to record this conversation. In this dialogue, Jane Goodall reflects on the powerful influence of her mother, her passion for animals that began in childhood, and her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees. She recounts her journey from a curious child to an eminent ethologist and activist, reshaping scientific views on animal behaviour and emotions. Goodall discusses the significance of animal welfare, the crisis of factory farming, and the importance of fostering hope through her Roots & Shoots program for young people. This conversation emphasises Jane's lifelong dedication to understanding and protecting animals, while inspiring future generations to make a positive impact on the world.Keep up to date with Peter!Website: www.petersinger.infoSubstack: https://boldreasoningwithpetersinger.substack.com/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@peter_singerKeep up to date with Kasia!https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.delazariradek Executive Producer: Rachel BarrettAdditional Audio Producer (London): Giles Bidder for Darkside Media Special Thanks to Suzi Jamil!
  • 6. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: the limitations of human perception

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    Peter & Kasia are joined by astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.They discuss Tyson's journey in becoming an astrophysicist and the public's fascination with space, and explore the impact of seeing the night sky and how it inspired Neil's life and career. The power of images like the Voyager 1 photo of Earth and the Pale Blue Dot photo in shaping the perspective of ourselves in the universe are considered. The conversation explores the limitations of human perception and the role of science in enhancing our understanding of reality.Appearance by EP Rach who has a burning question for Neil and The Golden Record...Keep up to date with Peter!Website: www.petersinger.infoSubstack: https://boldreasoningwithpetersinger.substack.com/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@peter_singerKeep up to date with Kasia!https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.delazariradek Executive Producer: Rachel BarrettSpecial Thanks to Suzi Jamil‘Come Sail Away’ performed by Styx, written by Dennis DeYoung
  • 5. JUDY COLLINS: the life of an artist

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    Judy Collins is a singer-songwriter with a musical career spanning seven decades. Judy is known for the outstanding clarity and beauty of her voice. Judy is a Grammy Award winning artist, whose musical catalogue of work includes 36 studio albums.Judy joins Peter & Kasia to discuss her singing career, activism, and the importance of music and art. She reflects on the 1960s, the current political climate and the need for change. Collins shares her approach to performing and the impact it has on her audience, providing them with a space for reflection and inspiration. The importance of self-care & sobriety is discussed, along with Judy's experience with suicide, and the role that spirituality and love plays in her life.Keep up to date with Peter!Website: www.petersinger.infoSubstack: https://boldreasoningwithpetersinger.substack.com/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@peter_singerKeep up to date with Kasia!https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.delazariradek Executive Producer: Rachel BarrettAudio Producer: Stuart BucklandIn My Life written by Paul McCartney & John Lennon, performed by Judy Collins"But of all these friends and loversThere is no one compares with you.And these memories lose their meaningWhen I think of love as something new.Tho' I know I'll never lose affectionFor people and things that went before,I know I'll often stop and think about them,In my life I love you more."
  • 4. YUVAL NOAH HARARI: knowing the truth about yourself

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    Professor. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and the forthcoming NEXUS: A Brief History of Information Networks from the Stone Age to AI. His books have sold over 45 Million copies in 65 languages, and he is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.Peter and Kasia interviewed Yuval in person in London, this conversation covers; the the main victims of history throughout the ages, and what was arguably the worst crime in history.Yuval gave his views on the relative importance of love and intellect. Yuval also explains why writing a bestseller doesn't necessarily mean that one is living well.Keep up to date with Yuval and sapienshipLearn more about Rethink PrioritiesKeep up to date with Peter!Website: www.petersinger.infoSubstack: https://boldreasoningwithpetersinger.substack.com/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@peter_singerKeep up to date with Kasia!https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.delazariradek Executive Producer: Rachel BarrettAdditional Audio Producer (London): Giles Bidder for Darkside Media Special Thanks to Suzi Jamil!
  • 3. INGRID NEWKIRK: the end of suffering

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    Ingrid Newkirk is an author, activist, and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world's largest animal rights organisation. PETA famously proclaims that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any way.In this episode Peter & Kasia speak to Ingrid and explore PETA's achievements, and the compromises Ingrid has had to make in order to reduce the vast universe of suffering that humans inflict on animals, and how if these ideals could be implemented throughout society, there could be revolutionary change.Ingrid's impact in the Animal Rights movement is unparalleled, and she is an incredible storyteller. We hope you will be inspired by this conversation.Please note there are discussions of animal suffering inherent within this episode, please take care whilst listening.Learn more about Ingrid and PETA!People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: PETABOOK: Free the Animals WATCH: I Am An Animal Keep up to date with Peter!Website: www.petersinger.infoSubstack: https://boldreasoningwithpetersinger.substack.com/YouTube: www.youtube.com/@peter_singerKeep up to date with Kasia!https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.delazariradek Executive Producer: Rachel BarrettSpecial Thanks to Suzi Jamil!