23 episodes

Welcome to Humanism Now, the weekly podcast from Central London Humanists and Humanise Live. Tune in for the latest news, insightful worldwide guest interviews, and lively discussions on the most pressing questions of our time — all from a naturalistic, empathetic, and rationalist world view that marks out humanism. Join us as we explore ethical dilemmas, dissect current events, and engage in thoughtful conversations that matter.

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Welcome to Humanism Now, the weekly podcast from Central London Humanists and Humanise Live. Tune in for the latest news, insightful worldwide guest interviews, and lively discussions on the most pressing questions of our time — all from a naturalistic, empathetic, and rationalist world view that marks out humanism. Join us as we explore ethical dilemmas, dissect current events, and engage in thoughtful conversations that matter.

    23. Ariel Pontes on the Quest for Ethical Consciousness in a Divided World

    23. Ariel Pontes on the Quest for Ethical Consciousness in a Divided World

    Send us a Text Message."It's really not as hard as people think to have a peaceful conversation with somebody who disagrees profoundly with you on deep questions." - Ariel Pontes Welcome to Humanism Now. This week we bring you a wide ranging interview with Ariel Pontes, a writer, podcast host and advocate for humanism, effective altruism, animal welfare and productive dialogue to counter polarisation. Ariel shares a wealth of experience and learnings from leaving Kardecist Spiritism to ...

    • 1 hr 24 min
    22. Ojas Singh Bhanot on Cultivating Student Groups plus Fostering Scientific Literacy in Society

    22. Ojas Singh Bhanot on Cultivating Student Groups plus Fostering Scientific Literacy in Society

    Send us a Text Message."Humanism is about human goodness, appreciating reason & potential" - Ojas Singh BhanotThis week on Humanism Now, Mark & Nicole join the panel to discuss how illegal faith schools deny children the right to science, the importance of promoting scientific literacy across society and the impact of scientific fraud. This week's interview is with Ojas Singh Bhanot, Politics and Data Science student at the London School of Economics, where he Founded...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    21. Valerie Jack on Finding Peace in Grief without God

    21. Valerie Jack on Finding Peace in Grief without God

    Send us a Text Message.“The irony of man's condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive.” ― Ernest Becker, The Denial of DeathEpisode References:BBC News: New extremism definition unveiled by governmentHumanists UK: Extremists ‘negate the fundamental rights and freedoms of others’ – humanists analyse new definition‘Resisting extremism means defending a toler...

    • 59 min
    20. Monica Belițoiu, ASUR on Championing Secularism & Science Across Europe

    20. Monica Belițoiu, ASUR on Championing Secularism & Science Across Europe

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to Humanism Now! This week AJ & Mark from the Central London Humanists join the panel to discuss the latest news, plus our interview with Monica Belițoiu, Chair of The Romanian Secular Humanist Association (ASUR) .Episode References Humanist UK; Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes awarded Darwin Day MedalRebecca Wragg Sykes InterviewHumanists UK; Assisted Dying CampaignAssisted Dying Inquiry Report | Everything you need to knowBBC News; Greece legal...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    19. Celebrating International Women's Day! Conversation on Feminism and Humanism

    19. Celebrating International Women's Day! Conversation on Feminism and Humanism

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome to Humanism Now's International Women's Day Special hosted by Audrey Simmons (Association of Black Humanists & CLH) and featuring Lola Tinubu (Assoc. Black Humanists & CLH), Katia Urquiza (Central London Humanists) & Nicole Shasha (Leicester Humanists and Young Humanists) who discuss;The importance of IWD todayDoes being humanist imply being a feminist?Highlighting influential women's voicesTalking more about women's healthEpisode references:An...

    • 54 min
    18. Leo Igwe on New Future for Freethought, Atheism and Humanism in Africa

    18. Leo Igwe on New Future for Freethought, Atheism and Humanism in Africa

    Send us a Text Message."We should acknowledge that humanism is something that beats in the heart of every human being" Dr Leo IgweThis week James, Lola & AJ are joined by legendary human rights activist, Leo Igwe. We discuss the merits of Darwin Day, Leo's decades of campaigning for freethought and against superstition and Leo's vision for a new future for atheism and humanism in Africa.Episode referencesGuardian; How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?JC Candnedo...

    • 1 hr 31 min

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