The Big Questions

The Big Questions – with Copson and Docwra

In this podcast, we have a chat about some of the big questions of life – from the meaning of life to how to be good – as we’re fascinated by them and want to help other people navigate them too.

In each episode we discuss our views about a different big question, and we aim to do this largely from a non-religious perspective (because that’s where we both come from) but in an accessible and inclusive way. There’ll be big ideas, personal stories and occasional references to Star Trek – but don’t let that put you off!

We don’t aim to have the full answers to each question but we’ll hopefully encourage you to think about them too!

Andrew Copson is the Chief Executive of Humanists UK and Richard Docwra is a writer and the Director of Life Squared.

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