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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.

January 28, 2021

David Aaronovitch

In this episode, Andrew speaks to award-winning journalist, David Aaronovitch about what he believes, from the value of freedom of expression, an obsession with truth, a hatred of scapegoating, and giving up the Marxist-Leninist worldview he was raised in.
 
January 21, 2021

Hannah Peel

In this episode, Andrew speaks to Emmy-nominated composer and producer, Hannah Peel about what she believes, from the meaning of music, its primal quality, music science and nature, music that binds us to place, music that connects us to people, being open, and the mystical aspect of artistic creation.

January 14, 2021

Adèle Anderson

In this episode, Andrew speaks to Olivier Award-nominated singer and actress, Adèle Anderson about what she believes, from music, beautiful cassocks, performance, opening yourself up to experiences, collaboration, and role models.

 

January 7, 2021

José González

In this episode, Andrew speaks to indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, José González about what he believes, from doing what you can, the use of art in making arguments, and the importance of reducing suffering of all sentient animals.  

December 17, 2020

Stephanie Merritt

In this episode, Andrew speaks to English critic, feature writer, and novelist, Stephanie Merritt about what she believes, from freethinking, cultural interchange, cosmopolitanism and unity, to shared values, and the telling of stories.

December 10, 2020

Christina Patterson

In this episode, Andrew speaks to writer, broadcaster, and author, Christina Patterson about what she believes, from suffering, human relationships, authenticity, breaking bad habits, perspective, to thinking about death and then living.   

December 3, 2020

Dan Snow

In this episode, Andrew speaks to historian and television presenter, Dan Snow about what he believes, from the use of history to understand today, growing out of British exceptionalism, the spirit of reform, and being a work in progress. 

November 26, 2020

Joan Bakewell

In this episode, Andrew speaks to journalist, television presenter, and Labour Party peer, Joan Bakewell about what she believes, from curiosity about the beliefs of others, the value of education, social justice, the value of age, giving up the idea of inevitable progress, and thinking about death.  

November 19, 2020

Natalie Haynes

In this episode, Andrew speaks to writer, broadcaster, classicist, and comedian, Natalie Haynes about what she believes, from everyone’s right to be inspired by the ancient world, happiness through personal development, and personal development as a sort of respect for others. 

November 12, 2020

Leo Igwe

In this episode, Andrew talks to Nigerian human rights advocate and humanist activist, Leo Igwe about what he believes, from humanism as an alternative, harm done to the vulnerable by religion in Nigeria, and our potential to change the world.