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What if you could help change or even save lives with very little effort? It may sound too good to be true, but in The Life You Can Save, world-renowned professor of bioethics Peter Singer shows us how small sacrifices can make a big impact and help end the needless suffering caused by extreme poverty. Listen to a free audiobook narrated by Kristen Bell, Stephen Fry, Paul Simon and more in The Life You Can Save podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-life-you-can-save/support

The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer (Audiobook‪)‬ The Life You Can Save

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What if you could help change or even save lives with very little effort? It may sound too good to be true, but in The Life You Can Save, world-renowned professor of bioethics Peter Singer shows us how small sacrifices can make a big impact and help end the needless suffering caused by extreme poverty. Listen to a free audiobook narrated by Kristen Bell, Stephen Fry, Paul Simon and more in The Life You Can Save podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-life-you-can-save/support

    Introduction to The Life You Can Save Audiobook

    Introduction to The Life You Can Save Audiobook

    Charlie Bresler, Ph.D., the Executive Director of The Life You Can Save organization, invites you to listen carefully to Peter Singer’s, celebrity-read audiobook by the same name.  Dr. Bresler suggests that if you “open your mind” to Singer’s words that show you how you can actually save lives, you can restore your sense of agency within a world that makes many of us feel helpless.

    To find out more about The Life You Can Save organisation: www.thelifeyoucansave.org


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    • 4 min
    Foreword by Michael Schur: I'd never looked at it that way before

    Foreword by Michael Schur: I'd never looked at it that way before

    Michael Schur, the acclaimed executive producer and creator of the NBC series “The Good Place,” describes how the first edition of The Life You Can Save, sparked a change in his world view, leaving him with the realization that we each play a critical role in helping those less fortunate than ourselves. 

    Inspired? Act now: www.thelifeyoucansave.org/actnow


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    • 7 min
    Preface by Peter Singer

    Preface by Peter Singer

    Professor Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save, introduces the 10th-anniversary edition. Reflecting on what has and hasn’t changed, he describes his intention to distil what he has learned over his forty-year career, about why we give or don’t give, and what we should do about it. 

    Honour Peter Singer’s goal: www.thelifeyoucansave.org/take-the-pledge


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    • 10 min
    Chapter 01: Saving a Child. Read by Kristen Bell.

    Chapter 01: Saving a Child. Read by Kristen Bell.

    In this chapter–narrated by Kristin Bell, award-winning actress and star of the NBC series “The Good Place”–Professor Peter Singer asks; “If you saw a child drowning in a pond, would you jump in and save them?” He argues that the same instinct and moral obligation, which would lead most people to act without hesitation, should apply when deciding whether to help children living in poverty.  

    Want to save a child? www.thelifeyoucansave.org/best-charities


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    • 27 min
    Chapter 02: Is it Wrong Not to Help? Read by Paul Simon.

    Chapter 02: Is it Wrong Not to Help? Read by Paul Simon.

    In chapter 2–narrated by award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon– Professor Peter Singer asks how far our moral obligation to help those living in poverty extends. Reflecting upon traditional views on helping the poor, he argues that there is nothing new in the idea that each of us has a strong moral obligation to help those in need.   

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    • 21 min
    Chapter 03: Common Objections to Giving. Read by Marc Evan Jackson.

    Chapter 03: Common Objections to Giving. Read by Marc Evan Jackson.

    Marc Evan Jackson–best known for his acting in the NBC series “The Good Place,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”–narrates this Chapter which considers the validity of common objections to charitable giving. Examining global philanthropy, Professor Singer emphasizes that we are not yet doing as much as we should to effectively help those living in extreme poverty. He additionally highlights the vital role of evidence-based charity evaluators, such as the charity namesake of the book The Life You Can Save, the organization. 

    Explore the possibilities: www.thelifeyoucansave.org/best-charities




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    • 51 min

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