Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Our two new rescued dogs Sophie and Penny, saved from death row – they were going to be killed at the pound in the next day or two.

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On this episode we discuss how people can make a difference and save lives around Christmas time and beyond. Some great organisations to donate to are:

To hear more about the themes discussed on this episode, check out our Buy Nothing Christmas episode (#43), our episode on homelessness featuring the Homeless Persons Union (#160), and our episodes on effective altruism and charity versus change (#142 and #143). Also check out Adam Ruins Giving!

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Clips:

KeshaWoman’, The TutsChristmas is in the Air’.

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Image from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria.

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This episode features an interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations on 3CR, 885AM in Melbourne. They discuss: increasing homelessness in Melbourne, government moves to criminalise homelessness in Melbourne and their action against it, the best thing to do when passing homeless people asking for money, and looking back on the Bendigo Street Occupation.

We also bring you some of the event ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’ – you can watch a video of the whole event here. We play sections on brainstorming solutions to overcome homelessness and imagining a future without homelessness. This recording is thanks to Karun Cowper from Perth Indymedia.

We covered similar issues in terms of charity and/or social change on episodes 142 and 143.

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Clips:

Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 1, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 2, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, AJJ ‘Zombie By the Cranberries By Andrew Jackson Jihad’, Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’.

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We are again joined by politics professor Jason Brownlee. This is a continuation of our discussion with Jason from last episode (#142), where he introduced Peter Singer’s work on effective altruism and discussed some of the positive aspects. On this episode Jason discusses some critiques of Singer’s effective altruism, focusing mainly on a failure to address the structural causes of poverty, such as capitalism and neoliberal institutions like the International Monetary Fund.

Chumbawamba

*Image from Chumbawamba’s album ‘First 2’ – see ‘Clips’ below for a link to buy this album.

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Clips:

That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Series 1 ‘Just 3 Pounds a Month’, Chumbawamba ‘Invasion’, ‘How to get your Band on Television’ and ‘More Whitewashing’ – all from the album First 2, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott ‘When I Get Back to Blighty’.

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Image from psiimpact.com

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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee discussing Australian ethicist Peter Singer’s work on effective altruism. To look further intro Singer’s views on the topic, listen to his Ted Talk (embedded below) and check out thelifeyoucansave.org. Our discussion with Jason on effective altruism continues on episode 143.

Also covered throughout the episode is: some of Singer’s more controversial ethical positions, the work-consume treadmill, againstmalaria.com and advocacy for homeless people in Perth.

We also have a return of the segment ‘When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense’ – this time on charity.

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Clips:

Logic ‘Begging You’, The Chaser speaking at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention, Ricky Gervais podcastKarl Pilkington Appeal for Comic Relief, Peter Singer’s Ted Talk: ‘The Why and How of Effective Altruism’, Bill Hicks ‘The War’ – from the album ‘Relentless’, Supertramp ‘Give a Little Bit’.

You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s discussion with Jason on effective altruism, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.