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Emma Grinfeld and Leonore Schick discuss young women’s issues. This week: Theorist and writer Tristam Vivian Adams joins Leo and Katherine to discuss his book The Psychopath Factory: How Capitalism Organises Empathy, and how psychopathic behaviour and characteristics are rendered in filmic and televisual "femme fatales". Central to Tristam's writing is the argument that the modern, working world is conditioning our empathy to an alarming degree, whether in dialling up our empathetic response to excel at customer care or by putting empathy to one side in order to meet a quota or deadline. If you've ever told someone to have a nice day, and not meant it in the slightest, this is the programme for you. For more information visit acast.com/veryloosewomen or follow them on Twitter at @VLWRadio.