This Guardian podcast presents Ian Sample’s interview with the director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University, Simon Baron-Cohen, about his new book Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty. Baron-Cohen has developed a test that he uses to assess people’s ability to empathise with others. In this interview he discusses the concepts of evil and empathy. You can listen to an extended version of the interview here.
Guardian podcast interview with Simon Baron-Cohen,