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29Episodes
Category: Society & Culture

In this podcast, Chief Executive of Humanists UK Andrew Copson talks to humanists today about what they believe, to understand more about the values, convictions, and opinions they live by.

June 3, 2021

Eddie Marsan

In this episode, Andrew speaks to actor Eddie Marsan about what he believes, from choosing your way, living with integrity, thinking like an immigrant, combatting dogmatism and supremacy, empowerment, making your own character, and opportunity for all.

May 27, 2021

Polly Toynbee

In this episode, Andrew speaks to journalist and broadcaster, Polly Toynbee about what she believes, from social justice, human frailty, political activism, persuasion, human imagination, and doing the best you can.

May 20, 2021

Andrew Gold

In this episode, Andrew speaks to journalist and podcaster, Andrew Gold about what he believes, from encounters with difference, enjoying people, understanding people, compromise, anti-dogmatism, and the nature of being human.

 

May 13, 2021

Siân Berry

In this episode, Andrew speaks to politician, campaigner, and author, Siân Berry about what she believes, from abundance, optimism, improvement, the long view of human history, the spirit of inquiry, the distribution of power, and democracy and freedom.

May 6, 2021

Isaac Hempstead Wright

In this episode, Andrew speaks to actor and fledgling scientist Isaac Hempstead Wright about what he believes, from inquiry and truth, joy of finding things out, question after question, and how creativity and imagination are essential for science, and make-believe alike.  

April 29, 2021

Ian McEwan

In this episode, Andrew speaks to critically acclaimed novelist Ian McEwan about what he believes, from novels as a conversation through the generations, tolerance, empathy, freedom, pleasure, being each other, and enlarging our sympathies.

April 22, 2021

Jim Al-Khalili

In this episode, Andrew speaks to theoretical physicist, author, and broadcaster, Jim Al-Khalili about what he believes, from lessons from quantum, science as a human enterprise, the values of the scientific approach, and amiable approaches to finding the truth.

April 15, 2021

Helen Czerski

In this episode, Andrew speaks to physicist, oceanographer, author, television presenter, and ‘bubble-enthusiast’, Helen Czerski about what she believes, from finding out how the world works, acknowledgment of messiness, the perspective of a scientist, being moved by the currents, and all being in the same canoe.

April 8, 2021

Richard Dawkins

In this episode, Andrew speaks to world-renowned evolutionary biologist and science communicator, Richard Dawkins about what he believes, from wanting to be understood, clarity, poetry, and being glad to change your mind.

April 1, 2021

Carol Smillie

In this episode, Andrew speaks to broadcaster and Humanist Society Scotland celebrant,  Carol Smillie about what she believes, from collaborative environments, the diversity of human stories, taking on taboos and injustices, and building your own life story.