Very Bad Wizards

Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.


episode 186: The One with Peter Singer

The legendary Peter Singer joins us to talk about effective altruism, AI, animal welfare, esoteric morality, future Tuesday indifference, and more. I mean, it’s Peter freakin’ Singer - what more do we need to say? Plus, the explosive ‘one or two spaces after a period' debate: has science resolved it?

Special Guest: Peter Singer.

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  • Are two spaces better than one? | Butterick’s Practical Typography
  • Peter Singer - Wikipedia
  • de Lazari-Radek, K., & Singer, P. (2017). Utilitarianism: A very short introduction. Oxford University Press.
  • Singer, P. (2010). The life you can save: How to do your part to end world poverty. Random House Incorporated.
  • "A Gadfly for the Greater Good" (Tamler's interview of Singer in his "A Very Bad Wizard" book)
  • "A Very Bad Wizard" by Tamler Sommers [amazon affiliate link]


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