In the most recent episode of Office Hours, Shannon Golden talks with sociologist Natan Sznaider about compassion. This podcast could be shortened (specifically at the front and the back ends) for use in the classroom or as homework. The following questions could also be assigned:
1) What is compassion, and what is morality?
2) What does Sznaider say has influenced an increase in compassion, and why is his thesis surprising?
3) What types of methods does Sznaider use to better understand what influences compassion? Why does he say that interviews are inadequate?