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Radiolab

The Trust Engineers

Monday, February 09, 2015

How a tiny group of social engineers are making our online relationships kindler and gentler, whether we like it or not. 
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Listen to Lucy

Facebook and the ‘daily average people’ formerly known as users

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Facebook and the ‘daily average people’ formerly known as users

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The Leonard Lopate Show

I Feel Your Pain: All About Empathy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Psychologist Paul Bloom and Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, explain empathy's role in human psychology, behavior, and relationships—and they look at some of the downsides of empathy.

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On Being

Joan Halifax — Compassion's Edge States and Caring Better [remix]

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Joan Halifax with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Empathy, Politics, and Civil Rights

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ohio Senator Rob Portman came out in favor of gay marriage last week, saying he was convinced to support the issue once he learned his son was gay. President Obama also cited family, friends, and gay members of his staff in describing his decision to publicly support gay marriage. We ask: What's the intersection of experience and politics? Does a politician's change of heart mean any less when it stems from family experience rather than political conviction? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comments here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Forget the Constitution?; Stop & Frisk Case; Garbage Heroes

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ohio Senator Rob Portman has announced that he changed his mind and now supports gay marriage because his son is gay. We open the phone lines to hear about how personal empathy shapes public policy opinion. Then, the details of the Stop and Frisk federal trial and what to expect in the weeks ahead; a Constitutional scholar says we should neglect parts of that clunky founding document; anthropologist Robin Nagle digs into garbage collectors and makes the case that they do the city’s most essential job; and how do you share your family story about resilience?

The Takeaway

Listener's Respond to Our Stories on Irony, Empathy

Friday, December 14, 2012

We've received a ton of responses over the last few days about our stories on the supposed death of irony, teaching empathy to kids, and more. Takeaway host John Hockenberry runs through some of our favorites.

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The Takeaway

Is Empathy Inherited or Taught? Listeners Respond

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Is empathy inherited? Is it taught? Dr. Perri Klass shared her thoughts and recent findings with the Takeaway and listeners are sharing their opinions.

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The Takeaway

How Children Become Good Adults

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Do we become empathetic human beings by nature or nurture? Dr. Perri Klass, a primary care pediatrician, explored the topic in "Understanding How Children Develop Empathy," a recent article in The New York Times.

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On Being

Xavier Le Pichon — Fragility and the Evolution of Our Humanity [remix]

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

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On Being

[Unedited] Xavier Le Pichon with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Xavier Le Pichon, one of the world's leading geophysicists, helped create the field of plate tectonics. A devout Catholic and spiritual thinker, he has come to think of caring attention to weakness as an essential quality that allowed humanity to evolve.

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Radiolab

Talking to Machines

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What can machines tell us about being human?

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Radiolab

Spindle Cells

Monday, January 11, 2010

Is empathy a purely human quality? In this segment, Jad and Robert explore the inner workings of the spindle cell, those long neurons that might connect thoughts to feelings, with the help of Dr. Patrick Hof and Jonah Lehrer. Then they talk to Dr. Clive Wynne again to ...

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On Being

Paul Zak — The Science of Trust: Economics and Virtue [remix]

Thursday, July 09, 2009

In a few breathtaking months, we've culturally moved from seeing Wall Street as an icon of thriving civil society to discussing its workings with book titles like House of Cards and Animal Spirits. As part of our ongoing Repossessing Virtue series, we loo

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On Being

[Unedited] Paul Zak with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 09, 2009

In a few breathtaking months, we've culturally moved from seeing Wall Street as an icon of thriving civil society to discussing its workings with book titles like House of Cards and Animal Spirits. As part of our ongoing Repossessing Virtue series, we loo

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