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The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast is the world's first podcast dedicated to the subject of Antinatalism, created by Antinatalists! Antinatalism, (Or Anti-Natalism.) Is defined by Wikipedia as, “A philosophical position and social movement that assigns a negative value to birth.” The world of Antinatalism is very vast, and though most Antinatalists do share a kernel of the same core idea, what one Antinatalist believes from the next can be wildly different. What The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast seeks to showcase,  is a wide range of the various perspectives and ideas throughout Antinatalism as it exists today, through interviews with Antinatalist thinkers and creators of all kinds. Exploring Antinatalism was originally founded in early 2020 by various members of the now extinct, Rogue Philosophy: Antinatalism Discord, but soon grew away from being a team effort, to a mostly solo project run and hosted by long time Antinatalist content producer, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick. (Foreverwolffilms on YouTube.), with the exception of sometimes host/co-host, Mark J. Maharaj (Question Mark? on YouTube). Thank you for listening to Exploring Antinatalism!

The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast Amanda Oldphan Sukenick

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The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast is the world's first podcast dedicated to the subject of Antinatalism, created by Antinatalists! Antinatalism, (Or Anti-Natalism.) Is defined by Wikipedia as, “A philosophical position and social movement that assigns a negative value to birth.” The world of Antinatalism is very vast, and though most Antinatalists do share a kernel of the same core idea, what one Antinatalist believes from the next can be wildly different. What The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast seeks to showcase,  is a wide range of the various perspectives and ideas throughout Antinatalism as it exists today, through interviews with Antinatalist thinkers and creators of all kinds. Exploring Antinatalism was originally founded in early 2020 by various members of the now extinct, Rogue Philosophy: Antinatalism Discord, but soon grew away from being a team effort, to a mostly solo project run and hosted by long time Antinatalist content producer, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick. (Foreverwolffilms on YouTube.), with the exception of sometimes host/co-host, Mark J. Maharaj (Question Mark? on YouTube). Thank you for listening to Exploring Antinatalism!

    #51 - George Rossolatos

    #51 - George Rossolatos

    Welcome to the Fifty-first episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick speaks with academic researcher, & marketing
    practitioner, editor of the International Journal of Marketing Semiotics, as well as many other publications, including, his 2019 paper, On the Discursive Appropriation of the Antinatalist Ideology in Social Media, George Rossolatos. 

    Consuming antinatalism in social media: A discourse historical analytic approach
    Interdiscursive Readings in Cultural Consumer Research, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 179-212
    Posted: 31 Oct 2017 Last revised: 31 Oct 2018
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3061876
    On the Discursive Appropriation of the Antinatalist Ideology in Social Media
    The Qualitative Report, Volume 24m #2 
    2.2.2019
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330839424_On_the_Discursive_Appropriation_of_the_Antinatalist_Ideology_in_Social_Media_The_Qualitative_Report_2019_Volume_24_Number_2_208-227
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George_Rossolatos/publications
    http://grossolatos.blogspot.com/2018/12/indicative-citations-of-rossolatos.html
    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1784311
    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8884-646X
    https://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=ocGo2pkAAAAJ&hl=en
    www.ijmarketingsemiotics.com
    http://grossolatos.blogspot.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgerossolatos

    Thank you for listening to The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast!
    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick You can find me on Youtube channel, Anti-Natal Wolf! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrRegIYlkF-x5Fc9RzgeNwKeep up with my daily Antinatalist News updates at Anti-natal news on Twitter! https://twitter.com/AntinatalNewsPlease follow the podcast on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExploringAntinatalismTwitter: https://twitter.com/ExploringANInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploring_antinatalism_podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA8FKcLhdLOHkZtrsGJGUoA
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    #50 - Thaddeus Metz

    #50 - Thaddeus Metz

    Welcome to the fiftieth episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj speak with Professor of philosophy at the University of Pretoria, author of countless book chapters, encyclopedia entries & journal articles, including Does the Lack of Cosmic Meaning Make Our Lives Bad? Thaddeus Metz. 

    https://www.amazon.com/Thaddeus-Metz/e/B00F00PAZA?ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vu00_taft_p1_i0 
    https://philpapers.org/s/Thaddeus%20Metz

    Thank you for listening to The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! 
    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find us on Youtube on the channels Anti-Natal Wolf and QuestionMark? Respectively! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrRegIYlkF-x5Fc9RzgeNwhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvhFJ3vZSYJ8_jjhjGxE7wKeep up with my daily Antinatalist News updates at Anti-natal news on Twitter! https://twitter.com/AntinatalNewsPlease follow the podcast on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExploringAntinatalismTwitter: https://twitter.com/ExploringANInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploring_antinatalism_podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA8FKcLhdLOHkZtrsGJGUoA
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #49 - Calder Szewczak

    #49 - Calder Szewczak

    Welcome to the Forty-ninth episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick speaks with writing duo, Natasha C. Calder & Emma Szewczak, debut authors of a stunning new dystopian novel in which Antinatalism is a major theme called, The Offset. Together, they are known as Calder Szewczak!

    The Offset it available in Paperback, Kindle & can also be found in Audiobook format on Audable
    Please follow the Amazon link below for details!
    https://www.amazon.com/Offset-Calder-Szewczak-ebook/dp/B08QLXV9ZX/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=The+Offset&qid=1636929835&qsid=140-2452321-5416920&sr=8-3&sres=0857669184%2CB08QFD8X5M%2CB07P2CV8S6%2CB076ZJ2XHM%2CB07PHKPHBC%2CB07NNG1GG2%2CB09G5TNSVS%2CB01F35UGWS%2CB08FB12R2J%2CB08CSYP5ZL%2CB08QCSDBBT%2C1612439071%2CB08HPD9222%2CB07L74STM5%2CB00WY7PXB8%2C1514256134
    https://twitter.com/CalderSzewczak

    Thank you for listening to The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! 
    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find us on Youtube on the channels Anti-Natal Wolf and QuestionMark? Respectively! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrRegIYlkF-x5Fc9RzgeNwhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvhFJ3vZSYJ8_jjhjGxE7wKeep up with my daily Antinatalist News updates at Anti-natal news on Twitter! https://twitter.com/AntinatalNewsPlease follow the podcast on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExploringAntinatalismTwitter: https://twitter.com/ExploringANInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploring_antinatalism_podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA8FKcLhdLOHkZtrsGJGUoA
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    #48 - Clear Mind

    #48 - Clear Mind

    Welcome to the Forty-eight episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick speaks with German Antinatalist Youtuber, and author of the new Antinatalist poetry book, The Dubious Gift of Life, Simon Levin, also known as Clear Mind! 

    YT channel: 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp837Hs1CkI6XzJ9ysppBsg/featured
    Buy the book here in either paperback or Kindle: 
    https://www.amazon.com/Dubious-Gift-Life-Antinatalism-Essays/dp/B0991CL56W/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Dubious+Gift+of+Life+by+Simon+Levin&qid=1637377062&qsid=140-2452321-5416920&sr=8-1&sres=B0991CL56W
    https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09L3VXGWV?tag=edf5xm-21&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1&log=V1ZDE00116382058327933R225529

    Thank you for listening to The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! 
    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find us on Youtube on the channels Anti-Natal Wolf and QuestionMark? Respectively! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrRegIYlkF-x5Fc9RzgeNwhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvhFJ3vZSYJ8_jjhjGxE7wKeep up with my daily Antinatalist News updates at Anti-natal news on Twitter! https://twitter.com/AntinatalNewsPlease follow the podcast on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExploringAntinatalismTwitter: https://twitter.com/ExploringANInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploring_antinatalism_podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA8FKcLhdLOHkZtrsGJGUoA
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    #47 - Iddo Landau

    #47 - Iddo Landau

    Welcome to the Forty-seventh episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj speak with Professor of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, and author of the books, Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World & Is Philosophy Androcentric? As well as his paper, Benatar on the Badness of All Human Lives. - Iddo Landau!

    Is Philosophy Androcentric?:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014JXLF5C/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1
    Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072FHQXPF/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
    Benatar on the Badness of All Human Lives:
    https://philpapers.org/rec/LANBOT-3

    Thank you for listening to The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! 
    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find us on Youtube on the channels Anti-Natal Wolf and QuestionMark? Respectively! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrRegIYlkF-x5Fc9RzgeNwhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvhFJ3vZSYJ8_jjhjGxE7w
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    #46 - Vegan Space Scientist

    #46 - Vegan Space Scientist

    Welcome to the Forty-sixth episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj speak with PhD candidate in space science, at the University of New South Wales, a pivotal participant in the Animal Justice Party, Youtuber & the host of the Morality is Hard blog and podcast, Michael Dello-Iacovo, also known as Vegan Space Scientist!

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/morality-is-hard/id1265663878
    www.michaeldello.com
    www.michaeldello.com/podcast/ 
    www.twitter.com/MichaelDello 
    www.instagram.com/michaeldello7 
    https://www.facebook.com/moralityishard
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-_kySxbfsL8fwFY4Rztc

    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find us on Youtube on the channels Anti-Natal Wolf and QuestionMark? Respectively!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrRegIYlkF-x5Fc9RzgeNw
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvhFJ3vZSYJ8_jjhjGxE7w
    Keep up with my daily Antinatalist News updates at Anti-natal news on Twitter! https://twitter.com/AntinatalNews
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

BillMurray23 ,

Perfect ideas for a perfect time

At this crazy time in the world, this podcast brings up topics that have meaningful and thoughtful ideas about why we're here and the ethics of bringing a new life into this world. It has a broad spectrum of sub-catagories within the antinatalism philosophy and hits the hard questions of why are we here and should we even continue to exist. Great show!

AFS_PHD ,

Please define terms before discussing them

Hi—I was really looking forward to this podcast, but so far in the first episode the conversation launches into discussion of different positions/philosophical frameworks but no explanation or definition of these terms or positions is provided. This results (probably unintentionally) in projecting an elitist/exclusionary vibe. Please provide enough context for those who are new to this discussion to be able to follow the conversation!

Efilist ,

Wide variety

An excellent podcast covering a wide varied of Antinatalist thoughts and ideas!

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