45 min

Keeper of the Peace Officer | Fate and Biology | 3 Fugues

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How does increased power impact human minds? It’s almost not someone’s fault if empathy wanes as power accumulates. In fact, it’s basically inevitable.

Joe Smarro, one of the subjects of the HBO documentary, "Crisis Cops: Ernie and Joe," is an exception to the rule. Joe is a police officer and trainer who gives a Master Class in how to sidestep fate when encountering people in crisis. We hear a few fugues from Joe illustrating what it's like to be a cop in these situations. And we give it the post-fugue treatment with inner voice, helping us to understand the cognitive effects of power and how to avoid unnecessary conflict.

Join us for the third and final part of this series on fate and biology.

How does increased power impact human minds? It’s almost not someone’s fault if empathy wanes as power accumulates. In fact, it’s basically inevitable.

Joe Smarro, one of the subjects of the HBO documentary, "Crisis Cops: Ernie and Joe," is an exception to the rule. Joe is a police officer and trainer who gives a Master Class in how to sidestep fate when encountering people in crisis. We hear a few fugues from Joe illustrating what it's like to be a cop in these situations. And we give it the post-fugue treatment with inner voice, helping us to understand the cognitive effects of power and how to avoid unnecessary conflict.

Join us for the third and final part of this series on fate and biology.

45 min