Idle Talk Live June 23rd 9pm – “charity and effective altruism”

Idle Talk is Rhodders’ philosophy based radio show/podcast aimed at making philosophy interesting and accessible for everyone. The show  is live 9pm uk time Sunday 23rd June over at Join in the debate in the chart rooms and on Skype using the name-


Toby Ord, an Oxford University researcher, made the news recently when he pledged to give away over £1 million to charity over his lifetime to charity. In the past year given more than a third of his earnings, £10,000, to charities working in the poorest countries. He has also has given way to a vast proportion of his savings. This is in line with the idea of effective altruism. This is where you give what you can to charity but try to ensure that you only give to the most effective of charities. On tonight’s show we will explore this idea I ask where you could live like Toby Ord and other proponents of effective altruism.