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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!’


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

You can listen to the podcast and find more information and other links at

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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