June 25, 2023

Stephen J. Shaw is a data scientist & demographer. He is the writer and director of ‘Birthgap - Childless World’, a documentary exploring the global decline in birth rates. Check out part one here:

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Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.

00:00 Intro 
01:41 Stephen Shaw’s Background
02:35 "But I Thought World Population Was Growing"
04:16 False Information About Population Explosion
08:37 Negatives of Population Decline
10:59 Reasons for the Sudden Population Collapse
15:20 Economic Triggers for Childlessness
19:13 Sponsor Message: Locals 
20:15 The Lie We’re Being Sold About Fertility
24:06 Economic & Societal Difficulties with Raising Families
30:51 Cambridge University Protests 
37:09 Dropping Fertility Levels in Men & Women 
38:36 Cultural & Climate Issues Stopping People from Starting Families 
41:31 Cultural Norms & Childlessness
46:25 Sponsor Message: easyDNS
47:29 Does the Pill Contribute to Population Decline?
49:24 Egg Freezing & Delaying Parenthood
51:44 Societal Consequences of an Ageing Population 
57:54 Is There an Antidote for Population Collapse?
1:02:10 Antinatalism in Different Cultures
1:06:06 Advice to Young People on Becoming Parents
1:07:45 What’s the One Thing We’re Not Talking About?

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