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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!

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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!

    #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
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    www.twitter.com/MichaelDello 
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    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!
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    #45 - Childfree Girls

    #45 - Childfree Girls

    Welcome to the Forty-fifth episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj speak with three Childfree powerhouse podcasters & entrepreneurs, Isabel Firecracker, Kristen Tsetsi & LeNora Faye, also known as The Childfree Girls! 

    https://www.childfreegirls.com
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    Purchase the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Childfree-Girls-Comfort-Food-Thought/dp/1675408882/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Childfree+Girls&qid=1634326945&sr=8-3


    The Antinatalist Film Festival: https://filmfreeway.com/TheAntinatalistFilmFestival

    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find on the Youtube channel, QuestionMark? And I can now be found on the Anti-Natal Wolf channel!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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    • 2 hr 20 min
    #44 - Sarah Al-Sheikhli (Inanna Goddess)

    #44 - Sarah Al-Sheikhli (Inanna Goddess)

    Welcome to the Forty-forth episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick speaks with the author of The Princess and The Oracle, the world's first Antinatalist children’s book, Sarah Al-Sheikhli, also known as Inanna Goddess!

    Buy The Princess and The Oracle, HERE: 
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    Inanna Goddess website: 
    http://inannagoddess.org/
    Honouring The Dishonourable: The Truth About Our Parents:
    http://inannagoddess.org/ranting/honouring-the-dishonourable-the-truth-about-our-parents/
    http://inannagoddess.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Honouring-The-Dishonourable-The-Truth-About-Our-Parents.pdf
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lonepandaroams
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/OneTreeKin/
    Entry into this years Why I’m an Antinatalist contest:
    http://inannagoddess.org/antinatalism/why-im-an-antinatalist/

    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find on the Youtube channel, QuestionMark? And I can now be found on the Anti-Natal Wolf channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrRegIYlkF-x5Fc9RzgeNw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvhFJ3vZSYJ8_jjhjGxE7w 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #43 - Raja Halwani

    #43 - Raja Halwani

    Welcome to the Forty-third episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, Amanda ‘Oldphan’ Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj speak with Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Liberal Arts at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, (SAIC), and author of many works, including his book Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage: An Introduction, Raja Halwani! 

    https://www.amazon.com/Books-Raja-Halwani/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ARaja+Halwani
    https://rajasmusingsconfusings.blogspot.com/
    http://rajahalwani.blogspot.com/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raja_Halwani
    https://www.saic.edu/profiles/faculty/raja-el-halwani

    This has been Amanda Oldphan Sukenick and Mark J. Maharaj! You can find us on Youtube on the channels Foreverwolffilms and QuestionMark? Respectively! https://www.youtube.com/user/ForeverWolfFilmshttps://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 54 min
    #42 - Travis Timmerman

    #42 - Travis Timmerman

    Welcome to the Forty-second episode of The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! Today, we’re speaking with Assistant Philosopher at Seton Hall University and co-editor of the book, Exploring the Philosophy of Death and Dying: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives, which includes the essay, If you want to die later, then why don’t you want to have been born earlier? Travis Timmerman! 

    Please visit Travis Timmerman at https://www.travistimmerman.com/, and purchase the book Exploring the Philosophy of Death and Dying: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Philosophy-Death-Dying-Contemporary/dp/1138393584/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Exploring+the+Philosophy+of+Death+and+Dying%3A+Classical+and+Contemporary+Perspectives&qid=1630516821&sr=8-1

    Thank you for listening to The Exploring Antinatalism Podcast! 
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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

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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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