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Humanists UK launches season four of its podcast ‘What I Believe’

Pictured: John Amaechi, Shaparak Khorsandi, and Steven Pinker

Humanists UK is launching season four of its hit podcast, What I Believe, with the help of some well-known humanists including Shaparak Khorsandi, John Amaechi, and Steven Pinker.

Each week, host Andrew Copson speaks to a humanist in the public eye about what they believe, to understand more about the values, convictions, and opinions they live by. The first episode of season four is with stand-up comedian, author, and Humanists UK Vice President Shaparak Khorsandi.

Other guests this season include philosopher Nigel Warburton, Labour MP Angela Eagle, co-founder of WordPress Mike Little, and broadcaster and writer Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou.

New episodes go live each Thursday, and are available on all the usual podcast platforms – including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Listeners can also explore a back catalogue which includes interviews with Alice Roberts, Tim Minchin, and Jim Al-Khalili.

The series is inspired by the 20th century What I Believe essays of Humanists UK patrons Bertrand Russell and E M Forster.

Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson said:

‘It’s been a delight to speak to so many fascinating humanists again for What I Believe. It’s a special podcast that gives a unique insight into the beliefs of others. It’s inspired me, and I hope it inspires listeners!’

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For further comment or information, please contact Humanists UK Director of Public Affairs Richy Thompson at press@humanists.uk or on 07815 558 9636.

You can listen to the podcast and find more information and other links at humanists.uk/what-i-believe.

What I Believe is inspired by the work of two humanist greats, philosopher Bertrand Russell and the novelist E M Forster. ‘What I Believe’ was the title of two separate essays by Russell and Forster in the early twentieth century which set out their approach to life – their fundamental worldview – in a way that was accessible to all.

Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people. Powered by over 100,000 members and supporters, we advance free thinking and promote humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We provide ceremonies, pastoral care, education, and support services benefitting over a million people every year and our campaigns advance humanist thinking on ethical issues, human rights, and equal treatment for all.

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