Peter Singer and Kasia de Lazari-Radek explore Lives Well Lived in new podcast

Renowned philosophers Peter Singer and Kasia de Lazari-Radek will explore Lives Well Lived in a new Acast hosted podcast. Guests will include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Judy Collins, Ingrid Newkirk, Robert Wright and, poignantly, the Nobel Laureate in economics Daniel Kahneman with that conversation recorded just days before his death.

Daniel Kahneman told the pair – ““I’m perfectly content, leading a life that objectively is meaningless, feels meaningful to me, and that’s good enough” and discussed what listeners most would want answered from him, like what it is to live well, and whether he thought he’d lived well. That episode will be released May 23 and the final question is one this new podcast will pose to each of its guests.

With each guest, Peter and Kasia explore what it means to live not only an ethical life, but a fulfilling one with singer-songwriter Judy Collins says art is her purpose: “art in all forms is the only reason that we do stay on the planet.”

Peter Singer was dubbed the “the world’s most influential living philosopher” by The New Yorker and has written, co-authored, edited, or co-edited more than 50 books. Currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University’s Centre for Human Values, Singer lives in Melbourne, Australia and is retiring from Princeton next month, marking the occasion by moving philosophy discussions from his classroom to the podcast world.

Lives Well Lived is produced by Rachel Barrett and premieres May 16, 2024 with new episodes every Thursday wherever you find your podcasts.

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