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Episode 484: Joey Savoie on the Science of Charity

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 20, 2019

This week, Mariann talks to Joey Savoie about why research matters for helping more animals, the work of figuring out where the funding for animal activism should go, what kinds of research is good for changing people’s minds, and what people are a good fit for starting a new charity.

If you are interested in applying for Charity Entrepreneurship’s Incubation Program, you can learn more and submit your application here. The deadline for applications is May 15th.

Joey Savoie is the co-founder of Charity Science, a nonprofit that has multiple projects running under it, including Charity Science Health (a GiveWell incubated charity) and Charity Entrepreneurship (a program to help new charities get founded). He has spoken at conferences in England, Switzerland, Canada, and the US. Joey has a background in impact evaluation and communications.

In the intro to this episode, Jasmin and Mariann talk about trying to understand their emotions around the Notre Dame fire, Mariann’s newest Netflix obsession, and Jasmin’s interesting conversation with an old friend about politics and veganism. After the interview, Mariann brings us some Rising Anxieties. More info in the show notes!

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.

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This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.

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