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The podcast

Why should we care about helping other people? How can we find the best ways to help? And what can we actually do to make the biggest difference we can?

Doing Good Better is a podcast about effective altruism — the idea that we shouldn't just try to 'do good', we should try to the most good we possibly can. Over three episodes we ask important questions about the why, the how, and the what of effective altruism:

The podcast's name comes from the book Doing Good Better by William MacAskill, which covers topics relating to effective altruism in much more depth.

Doing Good Better is a production of the Centre for Effective Altruism, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting more effective ways of doing good.

What is effective altruism?

Because we only have limited resources (like money, time, and energy), we can't possibly help out on every worthy cause. But we can make a big difference if we're smart about how we use these resources.

Effective altruism helps us prioritise, using reason and the best available evidence to find the most effective ways to do good.

To learn more about effective altruism, and the ways that you can start making a big difference with your career, your donations, and your skills, check out

Doing Good Better Personnel

Stephanie Tam


Stephanie Tam is a podcast producer, researcher, and writer.She has worked for Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, and Maeve in America, a new podcast on immigration exploring issues of identity in America. She will be rejoining Freakonomics Radio as an associate producer at the end of 2016.

As a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, Stephanie received her master of science in evidence-based social intervention and her master of studies in world literatures in English at the University of Oxford in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Prior to her graduate studies, she majored in English literature and worked as a research assistant for the Social Norms (Psychology) Lab at Princeton University.

Dominic Apa


Dominic Apa is a London-based session drummer, songwriter, and sound engineer. He plays with electro-rockers IS TROPICAL (latest LP Black Anything out on NY-based Axis Mundi), and previously worked with Dead Bees.

When not producing Doing Good Better, Dominic works as a freelance sound designer and engineer, for more info email

Sam Deere


Sam is the Director of Technology at the Centre for Effective Altruism. He previously worked in policy and communications roles for several high-profile Australian politicians, and was part of the team that won the 'unwinnable' 2014 South Australian state election. He now works on building technology to help the effective altruism community grow.

Production Assistants:

Sandrine Chausson, Jhansi Hoare, Kiran Lloyd, Irene Tortajada, Nikita Patel