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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.

August 4, 2022

Frank Turner

In this episode, Andrew speaks to singer-songwriter, Frank Turner, about what he believes, from creativity to community, connection, empathy through art, nothing to excess, and 'know thyself'.

January 27, 2022

Nigel Warburton

In this episode, Andrew speaks to philosopher Nigel Warburton about what he believes, from clarity to being accessible, free speech, thinking aloud, thinking together, thinking on the page, and being free and open.

January 20, 2022

Anne Glover

In this episode, Andrew speaks to former Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission, Professor Dame Anne Glover, about what she believes, from curiosity, to the infinite possibilities of things you can't see, uncertainty, making knowledge useful, making a difference, and the vital importance of diversity to success.

 

 
January 13, 2022

Saiful Islam

In this episode, Andrew speaks to Professor of Materials Chemistry, Saiful Islam, about what he believes, from beautiful crystals, to green energy, scientific progress, combating ignorance and fear, and the value of education.

January 6, 2022

Francesca Stavrakopoulou

In this episode, Andrew speaks to broadcaster and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, about what she believes, from justice for marginalised people from the past, to death rituals, identity in the long human story, and human exceptionalism. 

December 16, 2021

Mike Little

In this episode, Andrew speaks to co-founder of WordPress, Mike Little, about what he believes, from democratic participation, to giving people a voice, an open source world, cooperation, and inspiration in utopianism.

December 9, 2021

Angela Eagle

In this episode, Andrew speaks to Labour MP, Dame Angela Eagle, about what she believes, from opportunity for all, to contributing to a collective effort, remaking society, and being a pragmatic humanist.

December 2, 2021

Steven Pinker

In this episode, Andrew speaks to cognitive scientist, Steven Pinker, about what he believes, from understanding ourselves, to consciousness raising of what it means to be human, the continuous landscape of knowledge, progress, and rationality.

November 25, 2021

John Amaechi

In this episode, Andrew speaks to psychologist and author, John Amaechi OBE, about what he believes, from leadership, to congruence, opportunity, words authentically delivered for social good, and human thriving and development.

November 18, 2021

Shaparak Khorsandi

In this episode, Andrew speaks to stand up comedian and author, Shaparak Khorsandi, about what she believes, from living in exile and being an outsider, to hospitality, communication and creativity, connecting with others, equality of status, and appreciation of freedom.