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The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer (Audiobook)

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What if you could help change or even save lives with very little effort? It may sound too good to be true, but in The Life You Can Save, world-renowned professor of bioethics Peter Singer shows us how small sacrifices can make a big impact and help end the needless suffering caused by extreme pover… read more

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Introduction to The Life You Can Save Audiobook

October 20th, 2020


Charlie Bresler, Ph.D., the Executive Director of The Life You Can Save organization, invites you to listen carefully to Peter Singer’s, …

Foreword by Michael Schur: I'd never looked at it that way before

October 7th, 2020


Michael Schur, the acclaimed executive producer and creator of the NBC series “The Good Place,” describes how the first edition of The Life You Can Save, sparked a change in his world view, leaving him with the …

Preface by Peter Singer

October 6th, 2020


Professor Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save, introduces the 10th-anniversary edition. Reflecting on what has and hasn’t changed, he describes his intention to distil what he has learned over his forty-year …

Chapter 01: Saving a Child. Read by Kristen Bell.

October 5th, 2020


In this chapter–narrated by Kristin Bell, award-winning actress and star of the NBC series “The Good Place”–Professor Peter Singer asks; “If you saw …

Chapter 02: Is it Wrong Not to Help? Read by Paul Simon.

October 4th, 2020


In chapter 2–narrated by award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon– Professor Peter Singer asks how far our moral obligation to help those living in …

Chapter 03: Common Objections to Giving. Read by Marc Evan Jackson.

October 3rd, 2020


Marc Evan Jackson–best known for his acting in the NBC series “The Good Place,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”–narrates this Chapter which considers the validity of common objections to charitable giving. Examining global …

Chapter 04: Why Don't We Give More? Read by Natalia Vodianova.

October 2nd, 2020


In this chapter–narrated by supermodel, philanthropist, and angel impact investor, Natalie Vodianova–Professor Singer considers the psychological …

Chapter 05: Creating a Culture of Giving. Read by Stephen Fry.

October 1st, 2020


Narrated by the acclaimed English author, actor, and comedian, Stephen Fry, Chapter 5 delves into proven approaches to creating a culture of giving. …

Chapter 06: How much does it cost to save a life? Read by Nicholas D'Agosto.

September 30th, 2020


Narrated by actor and artist Nicholas D'Agosto, Chapter 6 debunks commonly held myths about how we should evaluate a charity’s performance and decide …

Chapter 07: Improving Aid. Read by Peter Singer.

September 29th, 2020


This chapter delves into the criticisms of international aid, considers ways to objectively assess which types of aid program work, and examines how we can improve aid efficiency. Professor Singer argues that we can …

Chapter 08: Your child and the children of others. Read by Winnie Auma.

September 28th, 2020


Chapter 8 is narrated by Winnie Auma, the Uganda Country Director for Village Enterprise. Village Enterprise is a charity recommended by the charity evaluator The Life You Can Save for its work in ending extreme poverty …

Chapter 09: Asking Too Much? Read by Shabana Azmi.

September 27th, 2020


Narrated by internationally renowned Indian film and theatre actress Shabana Azmi, in Chapter 9, Professor Singer poses the question: to be ethical, do we really have to give up all our unnecessary expenses? The Chapter …

Chapter 10: A Realistic Standard. Read by Peter Singer.

September 26th, 2020


This chapter considers what is realistic with charitable giving. Professor Singer proposes a standard of donating roughly 5% of one’s annual income to effective charities for those who are financially comfortable, with …

What One Person Can Do. Read by Peter Singer.

September 25th, 2020


This section is a call to action which urges people to visit the website of the charity The Life You Can Save for guidance on how to take simple actions, like sharing the book or pledging a percentage of their income to …

Afterword: From Contemplation to Action. By Charlie Bresler.

September 24th, 2020


Charlie Bresler, the Executive Director of the charity The Life You Can Save, tells his own story of how his life was radically changed by Professor Singer’s The Life You Can Save and how, since reading the book, he has …

Acknowledgments. By Peter Singer.

September 20th, 2020


Professor Singer thanks the people who worked tirelessly to make the tenth-anniversary re-launch of The Life You Can Save possible. 

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