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23Episodes
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.

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.

August 6, 2020

David Baddiel

In this episode, Andrew talks to comedian, author, screenwriter and TV presenter, David Baddiel about what he believes, from complexity, the importance of stories, really really really knowing for absolute certain that there is no god, and being a Jew.

July 30, 2020

Rebecca Goldstein

In this episode, Andrew speaks to philosopher and novelist, Rebecca Goldstein about what she believes, from the lust for truth to building an integrated worldview, and why every person matters.

July 23, 2020

Paul Sinha

In this episode, Andrew speaks to comedian, broadcaster, and professional quizzer, Paul Sinha about what he believes, from the joy of facts to the power of family.

July 16, 2020

Alice Roberts

In this episode, Andrew speaks to academic, broadcaster, and writer, Alice Roberts about what she believes, from serendipity to the importance of stepping outside your species.

July 9, 2020

Richard Wiseman

In this episode, Andrew speaks to psychologist, author, and magician, Richard Wiseman about what he believes, from skepticism to making your own luck to not forgiving yourself.

July 2, 2020

Margaret Heffernan

In this episode, Andrew speaks to entrepreneur, writer, and TEDTALK favourite, Margaret Heffernan about what she believes, from the fact of uncertainty to the importance of freedom of choice.