How to Feel More Empathy (With the Host of Bad Women: The Ripper Retold)
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When bad things happen to people - illness, accident or crime - our brains fool us into believing the victims must have done something to deserve their fate. This deep-seated bias is wrong though - and we should try to show more empathy for our own wellbeing.

Dr Laurie Santos talks to historian Hallie Rubenhold about her research into the lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper in Victorian London - and why even today people aren't more sympathetic towards them.

Subscribe to Hallie's podcast Bad Women: The Ripper Retold wherever you got your shows.

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