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In a world full of challenges, complications and crises, how can we be good to ourselves and others? Join Sarah as she explores what it means to be a “good person” through a series of interviews with people from all walks of life. If you’re interested in how to be a better person, curious about different perspectives and looking for a light-hearted approach to those big life questions, then this is the podcast for you! **Finalist in 2021 People’s Choice Podcast Awards** --- Support us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness ---

How to be Good‪?‬ Sarah Buckmaster

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

In a world full of challenges, complications and crises, how can we be good to ourselves and others? Join Sarah as she explores what it means to be a “good person” through a series of interviews with people from all walks of life. If you’re interested in how to be a better person, curious about different perspectives and looking for a light-hearted approach to those big life questions, then this is the podcast for you! **Finalist in 2021 People’s Choice Podcast Awards** --- Support us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness ---

    Thank you and Goodbye for now!

    Thank you and Goodbye for now!

    This is a quick thank you and goodbye as we wrap up the first season of this podcast with 13 nuggets of wisdom; a piece of advice from each one of our guests.  What does it mean to be a good person? - let's see what each of our guests thought.

    We’ll be back early 2023 with our next season, but for now this short episode is dedicated to everyone who has listened and supported this podcast since its launch in 2020. THANK YOU!

    If you'd like to support this podcast as we develop the next season, please visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness - we appreciate you listening and supporting each episode. And if you're interested in sponsoring Season 2, please email sarah@howtobegood.co.uk.

    Thank you!

    • 4 min
    A Chat with a Moral Philosopher

    A Chat with a Moral Philosopher

    What does it mean to be good according to a Moral Philosopher?

    In this episode, I talk with Professor of Moral Philosophy, Jeff McMahan.

    Jeff McMahan is Sekyra and White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively about issues concerning harming, killing, and saving, such as war, abortion, euthanasia and the evaluation of death. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Controversial Ideas.
    In this conversation, Jeff introduces us to the plurality that exists when it comes to being good according to moral philosophy, as well as sharing his more personal views about moral goodness.
    This is a great interview for the times we're living in as we cover what it means to act morally in times of conflict and uncertainty, and most importantly how we engage and remain morally good when talking with those we disagree with.

    If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness - we appreciate you listening and supporting each episode. Thank you!

    • 26 min
    Feeling stuck? Find your Door #3

    Feeling stuck? Find your Door #3

    For this Bitesize Episode*, we’re taking some advice from Daoist Monk Yun Rou that “there's always a door number 3 to things”.
    Whenever we find ourselves in a challenging situation or even a conflict of some kind, Monk Yun Rou suggests we look for Door #3 – a third option that is available to us when we feel limited in our choices. 

    This episode is all about how considering the variety of options available to us in any given moment gives us a greater sense of freedom and helps us get more creative in how we can manage and manoeuvre in any circumstance. 
    Enjoy!

    If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness - we appreciate you listening and supporting each episode.

    Thank you!

    *In Bitesize Episodes, we take a few minutes to focus on a theme, topic, or piece of advice related to “How to be Good” that’s come up in our interviews. We'll talk about how we can put advice from our interviews to practical use in our daily life

    • 5 min
    A Chat with a Daoist Monk

    A Chat with a Daoist Monk

    What does it mean to be a good person according to a Daoist Monk?

    We ask Daoist Monk Yun Rou (his name means Soft Cloud) to share his opinions on being good according to the view of Daoism.

    Daoism - also known as Taoism - originated in China close to 2,000 years ago, and as Monk Yun Rou describes, it centres on living in harmony with nature, and everything in existence.

    Ordained as a Monk at the Chun Yang (Pure Yang) Daoist Temple in Guangzhou, China, Yun Rou is a Daoist Monk, Author and Tai Chi Master. His award-winning books bridge fiction, spirituality, philosophy, and history, and his work has appeared across the globe, including in publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal.

    This conversation goes into beautiful depth about what it means to be a Daoist – with all its layers – while staying connected to the simplicity that is always at the heart of this podcast.

    If after listening to that you’d like to learn more about Monk Yun Rou, you can visit www.monkyunrou.com.

    And if you'd like to support this podcast, please visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness - we appreciate you listening and supporting each episode. Thank you!

    • 43 min
    To judge or not to judge, that is the question for this bitesize episode.

    To judge or not to judge, that is the question for this bitesize episode.

    For this Bitesize Episode* we’re taking a few minutes to focus on judgement.
    Judgement is an integral part of our everyday life; it’s about making considered decisions to come to sensible conclusions, and in many ways it’s essential to keep us safe and functioning. But, as many of our podcast guests have highlighted, when it comes to judging others and – especially judging the good, or bad, in others - we have to be careful.

    This is a 7-minute reflection on judgement and the impact it has on our day-to-day happiness.

    If you'd like to support this podcast, please visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness - we appreciate you listening and supporting each episode.

    Thank you!

    *In Bitesize Episodes, we take a few minutes to focus on a theme, topic, or piece of advice related to “How to be Good” that’s come up in our interviews. We'll talk about how we can put advice from our interviews to practical use in our daily life
     

    • 7 min
    A Chat with an Atheist

    A Chat with an Atheist

    What does it mean to be a good person according to an atheist?

    We ask Andy Phillips, Board Member of Atheism UK, to share his opinion on being good according to atheistic thought.

    Andy hosts the Atheism UK podcast, facilitating conversations about atheism and shining a light on some of the misconceptions that often come along with the term. In this conversation, Andy talks about some of the differences between theists (those who believe in God) and atheists (those who don’t).

    If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting it at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/exploregoodness. It is researched, produced, edited and hosted by one person (in every minute of her spare time) so any support is appreciated!
    If, after listening, you'd like to learn more about atheism, you can visit Atheism UK and listen to the podcast here. You can also visit the Atheist Alliance.

    • 26 min

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