13 episodes

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.

What I Believe Humanists UK

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

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.

    Dan Snow

    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. 

    • 41 min
    Joan Bakewell

    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.  

    • 39 min
    Natalie Haynes

    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. 

    • 42 min
    Leo Igwe

    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.

    • 28 min
    David Baddiel

    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.

    • 50 min
    Rebecca Goldstein

    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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

fishstewtonight ,

Joan Bakewell - what an icon!

An excellent episode of this fascinating series. Bakewell has been an ever present in my lifelong radio and tv listenership and I’ve always admired her style and even handed approach to her work. A great insight to her beliefs- thank you

SusieWoosie:) ,

Natalie Haynes episode

I really like these podcasts, but I especially enjoyed this week’s. I’d not considered the politicisation of classics. If this subject was a comfort, a guide, a challenge to you two, why can’t we have this in state school too? How can we start to redress the balance in society if we only ‘bestow’ classics on ‘the ruling class’ It has made me cross - in a good way. Good cross.
Anyway, keep on keeping on. Thank you!

SLJ- ,

I love this

Really interesting affirming funny missing it already Andrew is great do more!!

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