Release date: February 5th, 2017
If you're a healthy adult, should you donate one of your kidneys to a stranger? This episode features journalist Dylan Matthews, who donated his kidney last year. He and Julia discuss the clever design of "donor chains," how we should evaluate the science about whether kidney donation is safe, and whether we have an ethical obligation to donate.
Dylan's Pick #1: Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit
Dylan's Pick #2: "Waitlist Zero" Website
Dylan's Pick #3: "Kidney donation is a reasonable choice for effective altruists and more should consider it" by Tom Ash
Edited by Brent Silk
Music by Miracles of Modern Science