Wesley J. Smith discusses the importance of - and various threats to - the unique dignity and importance of human life from the context of living in a secular society.
Will We REALLY Kill Alzheimer’s Patients?
Will the United States follow the lead of other countries who have put into law the most radical euthanasia policies?
06/10/2017 • 8 minutes 51 seconds
How the Media Promotes “Some” Suicides
Should we be working to prevent all suicide, or should we support and encourage "some" suicides?
20/09/2017 • 9 minutes 9 seconds
What If There Was Another Polio Epidemic?
To what extent should efforts be made to work for the healing of those with significant illnesses, like polio, rather than letting them die with assistance?
06/09/2017 • 7 minutes 19 seconds
What’s Love Got to do With Transhumanism?
Wesley introduces the Transhumanists and then explains what is wrong with their desire to increase human intelligence.
04/08/2017 • 8 minutes 40 seconds
Whose Baby is Charlie Gard, Anyway?
Who should decide what is best for a child, the parents or medical professionals and the state?
19/07/2017 • 8 minutes 3 seconds
Three Culture of Death Tipping Points
How did our society become so accepting of a culture of death - from Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Terri Schiavo, and Planned Parenthood?
02/07/2017 • 8 minutes 40 seconds
Rivers Declared to be “Persons”
Should aspects of nature be given the same kind of rights as human beings?
14/06/2017 • 7 minutes 36 seconds
Pro-Lifers: Get Out of Medicine!
Returning to the podcast after a personal break, Wesley ask, "Can doctors and other healthcare providers be forced to provide medical proceeds, like abortions, when it goes against their convictions?"
21/05/2017 • 8 minutes 9 seconds
Assisted Suicide Right for the Institutionalized Mentally Ill
Is euthanasia really the best way to alleviate the suffering of those dealing with serious mental illness?
18/11/2016 • 7 minutes 28 seconds
“Animal Rights” Would Ban Pets
Should animals and humans have the same rights? How best should we care for animals in a humane way without confusing the value of the two?
20/10/2016 • 7 minutes 25 seconds
How Assisted Suicide Advocacy Hurts the Sick
Wesley J. Smith shares the story of his friend, Robert Salamanca, who died peacefully with dignity of ALS.
30/08/2016 • 8 minutes 1 second
It’s Time to Debate “Brave New World”
Are we living in the "Brave New World" of Aldous Huxley?
11/08/2016 • 7 minutes 53 seconds
Religious Conscience Unwelcome in Healthcare
Will healthcare providers who hold to the sanctity of human life be allowed work in the emerging secular society?
26/07/2016 • 8 minutes 2 seconds
Even The Worst MDs Can Be Suicide Doctors
Do "doctors of death" need any specialized training to diagnosis and prescribe lethal drugs to patients who want to die?
08/07/2016 • 7 minutes 48 seconds
More Than in God’s Image
What is the best way to defend the exceptional nature of human beings?
24/06/2016 • 6 minutes 55 seconds
Words With the Power to Kill
Do the words that we use to describe the various stages and conditions of human life really matter?
06/06/2016 • 7 minutes 14 seconds
Redefining “Death” Would Unleash Great Evil
Does it matter how "death" is defined, and who defines it?
27/05/2016 • 7 minutes 59 seconds
Even Materialists Crave Religion
Is the desire for meaning and purpose exclusive to those who are religious, or do all human beings long for something more?
13/05/2016 • 7 minutes 20 seconds
Scientists Promote Human UNexceptionalism
Is human life exceptional when compared to the animal kingdom? Some scientists do not think so!
27/04/2016 • 8 minutes 10 seconds
Euthanasia and Organ Harvesting
Should a human life be ended just so we can harvest their organs for another person's use? It might be closer than you think!
09/04/2016 • 7 minutes 52 seconds
The Walking Dead
Does it matter what happens to our bodies after we die? The Orthodox Christian faith says, "Yes!"
01/04/2016 • 7 minutes 57 seconds
Canada and the Right to Die
Is the "right to die" more important than religious liberty?
13/03/2016 • 7 minutes 34 seconds
Mainstreaming Animal Personhood
Should animals have the same rights of "personhood" as humans?
01/03/2016 • 8 minutes 26 seconds
“Remembrance of Death” Can Overcome “Death Obsession”
Why is our culture obsessed with death, and how can remembrance of death help us to overcome it?
29/01/2016 • 8 minutes 44 seconds
What Euthanasia Enthusiasts Really Want
What do euthanasia enthusiasts really want? To eliminate suffering of any kind by eliminating the sufferer.
15/01/2016 • 8 minutes 50 seconds
Why We Don’t Get Along
Wesley demonstrates how the West is increasingly incapable of engaging in true debate, achieving broadly agreeable consensuses or finding middle-ground compromises about the most important controversies that vex us.
The once ludicrous notion that ecological protection and fighting climate change require according legally enforceable human-style rights to nature is becoming more mainstream within the environmental movement. Wesley J. Smith examines the consequences.
08/12/2015 • 8 minutes 10 seconds
You Are NOT an Ape
Even if we came about through purely materialistic and Darwinian means, it is self-evident that something happened to make us so remarkably distinct from every other known life form.
17/11/2015 • 9 minutes
Wesley discusses "transhumanism"—what is quickly becoming the world's newest religion, offering adherents the kind of hope once within the exclusive province of faith and without the humbling concept of an omnipotent God to whom one owes prayer and thanksgiving.
03/11/2015 • 8 minutes 51 seconds
Say No to Validated Suicide
Supporting another's self-destruction is not a compassionate or morally neutral act.
20/10/2015 • 7 minutes 24 seconds
Why Our Medical Elite Support Planned Parenthood
If you think it is respectable to consider babies, whether born or unborn, to be an inferior stage of human life, you can easily come to think that they have few rights that fully developed persons are bound to respect.
06/10/2015 • 9 minutes 58 seconds
Life Is a Cabaret, Old Chum
Yesterday's views of depredation have become today's banal norms.
22/09/2015 • 7 minutes 23 seconds
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Once a culture accepts the fundamental premise of euthanasia consciousness, there is no way to limit doctor-administered death to those who are already at the end of their lives.
09/09/2015 • 16 minutes 24 seconds
Prevent Medical Martyrdom
Hippocratic pro-life medical professionals are increasingly being pressured to practice their science and art without regard to their personal faith or conscience beliefs.
25/08/2015 • 12 minutes 8 seconds
Reflections On Planned Parenthood And Cecil The Lion
Two items in the news lately have captured Wesley's attention.
11/08/2015 • 8 minutes 7 seconds
Cecil the Lion
The killing of Cecil the Lion is a bad thing. On a new "Human Exceptionalism," Wesley J. Smith explains why while differentiating between animal rights and animal welfare.
30/07/2015 • 7 minutes 28 seconds
What Clarence Thomas Meant
Wesley discusses the concept of human dignity.
21/07/2015 • 9 minutes 37 seconds
Wesley introduces his podcast, as well as the concept of human exceptionalism.