Jenny Kleeman on sex robots and vegan meat
Adventures at the frontier of birth, sex and death
Introducing Jenny Kleeman
This week, I'm talking with the wonderful Jenny Kleeman, broadcaster, journalist and author of the book Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the frontier of Birth, Sex and Death.
Jenny is an award winning narrator of true stories across print, audio and TV. She writes regularly in the Guardian, the Times, the New Statesman and Tortoise. She's reported for BBC One's Panorama, HBO's Vice News Tonight and Channel 4's Dispatches, as well as making films for Channel 4’s Unreported World. On radio, she launched Weekend Breakfast on Times Radio.
Jenny is not a behavioural scientist, but that doesn't matter at all, because she has some amazing insights and experiences to share on the human condition, how we relate to one another and what the frontier of technology means for our futures.
My converstaion with Jenny is hilarious, spooky, jaw-dropping and crazy in equal measure.
4 new inventions that are about to challenge what it means to be human
Meat grown in labs
Relying on tech to solve fundamentally human problems
Unintended consequences of sex robots – can they really solve happiness?
Robots, lack of human contact, echo chambers and the future of human relationships
BBC News website vs online porn consumption
Sex dolls, male control and female disempowerment
Manmade amniotic sacks – experiments in lamb foetuses
Improving premature birth outcomes
Growing a baby outside of the human body
Fetishizing pregnancy vs reproductive equality
Definitions of abortion – redefining the journey and viability of birth
Who will natural pregnancy be for in future? A 2nd class endeavour
How to grow real meat in a lab?
Eating meat forever without caring about animal welfare: kosher bacon, ethical foie gras
How does a manmade chicken nugget taste?
Cowschwitz and the implications for the future of agriculture
Motivations of death capsule inventors
Giving people the right to die, but shielding vulnerable people
Control, dignity and insurance policies
Baby Boomers who are used to getting what they want
Masculine desire to dominate and control
Women will feel the effects of these four technologies more than men
Next time with David Robson
David is an award winning science writer and author of The Expectation Effect. We talk about how our responses, in so many facets of our life from work, health, exercise and willpower, are a product of our expectations.
You'll change the way you think about and structure your daily life after listening to David.
Be well and till next time,