Jenny Kleeman on Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

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Posted on: August 22, 2020 / Last Modified: August 22, 2020

Jenny Kleeman is a journalist who covers award-winning true stories in print, audio, and video. Most recently Kleeman is the author of a meticulously researched and extremely well-written book titled Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontiers of Birth, Food, Sex and Death.

Given that birth, food, sex, and death encompass the human condition I thought that Jenny would make a perfect guest on my podcast. I learned a lot from her book and enjoyed talking to her immensely. Hopefully, you feel the same way and check out her book.

During this 90 min interview with Jenny Kleeman, we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: why Jenny is first and foremost an investigative journalist and documentarian; how she measures success; how birth, food, sex, and death define the human condition; pros and cons of sex robots; whether vegan meat is or should be the future; meat, masculinity and being human; the impact of exo/ectogenesis and bio bags; the perfect death, the right to die and 3d printable death machines.

My favorite quote that I will take away from this conversation with Jenny Kleeman is:

Be wary of the stories that we’d like to tell.

As always you can listen to or download the audio file above or scroll down and watch the video interview in full. To show your support you can write a review on iTunesmake a direct donation or become a patron on Patreon.

Who is Jenny Kleeman?

Jenny Kleeman is an award-winning investigative journalist who covers true stories in print, audio, and video.

In print, Jenny’s writing appears regularly in the Guardian’s Weekend magazine and Long Read section, and also the Sunday Times, the Times, and Tortoise. Her first book, Sex Robots & Vegan Meat, is out now.

On video, she’s reported for BBC One’s Panorama, HBO’s Vice News Tonight, and Channel 4’s Dispatches, as well as making 13 films from across the globe for Channel 4’s Unreported World.

In audio, she hosts Times Radio Breakfast Friday-Sunday. She’s also presented Hotspot, a five-part documentary series for BBC Radio 4, and her podcast, The Immaculate Deception, is available wherever you get your podcasts.

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