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Science in Society

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat with Jenny Kleeman

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https://youtu.be/q88V7uZOvxE

Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death 

What if we could have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the perfect sexual relationship without compromise or choose the time of our painless death?

In her book, journalist Jenny Kleeman has interviewed a sex robot, eaten a priceless lab-grown chicken nugget, watched foetuses growing in plastic bags and attended members-only meetings where people learn how to kill themselves.

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is not science fiction. It’s not about what might happen one day – it’s about what is happening right now, and who is making it happen. In the end, it asks a simple question: are we about to change what it means to be human . . . for ever?

In conversation with Hugh Odling-Smee.

"A little like Louis Theroux channelling Margaret Atwood..." - New Statesman


Jenny Kleeman is a journalist, broadcaster and documentary-maker who has traveled the world finding extraordinary characters to turn into film, print and audio. She writes for the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times and Tortoise. 

She has reported for BBC One's Panorama, Channel 4's Dispatches and VICE News Tonight on HBO, as well as making 13 films from across the globe for Channel 4's Unreported World. She is the host of the Immaculate Deception podcast, and the weekend Breakfast show on Times Radio. 

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