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Laurent Levy

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Xenobots!

Laurent Levy 15 January 2022

The promise of biological machines, “..designed from the ground up, built by combining together different biological tissues.”  What does the future of this hybrid research hold and what are the ethical and scientific considerations? A fascinating conversation with pioneer researchers Drs. Michael Levin and Josh Bongard. Plus, thoughts on the …continue

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Animals on trial — for real??

Laurent Levy 8 January 2022

Not that long ago, rats, pigs, weevils, eels, grasshoppers, locusts, and even werewolves were put on trial, literally for their lives. Author Steven Spotte describes the real-life shenanigans and spectacle behind these judicial proceedings and what they meant for the Church, the Crown, and especially, the animals themselves. Where does …continue

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The Animals' Christmas: Jimmy Webb

Laurent Levy 25 December 2021

A tour-de-force composition, Grammy-winning musician Jimmy Webb describes his collaboration with Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, The London Symphony, the Wimbledon King’s College Choir, and a host of other notable musicians. It’s a remarkable piece of music that tells the Christmas nativity story from the perspective of the various animals. The …continue

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The Vegan Land Movement – “The Earth is the designated beneficiary”

Laurent Levy 20 December 2021

Sentient Media’s Claire Hamlett discusses the nascent but growing phenomenon of crowdfunding to acquire land formerly used for grazing and animal agriculture. What happens to this land once acquired and what are the economic and environmental impacts? Do individual animals and species actually benefit? Plus, what’s in a tennis ball? …continue

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The Miraculous Hummingbird!

Laurent Levy 24 November 2021

Renowned author Sy Montgomery joins us for a fascinating look at one of Nature’s miracles and her own transformative first-hand experience rescuing and rehabilitating two. Plus, Matt Zampa from Sentient Media gives us the lowdown on the less-than-thrilling results from the recently concluded COP26 conference. — This episode is sponsored …continue