Episode 50 – Schadenfreude: Finding Pleasure In Other People’s Pain – With Colin Leach

Oct 6, 2020

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Mitch Albom

Lisa Goich

Colin Leach

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About This Episode

Schadenfreude is defined as pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. The recent news has brought this topic into the spotlight and, on today’s episode, Mitch Albom discusses this phenomenon with his guest, Barnard and Columbia University professor, Colin Leach. Professor Leach explains the difference between Schadenfreude and it’s lesser known cousin, Genugtuug, and how we can identify situations where we might gravitate toward finding pleasure in unfortunate circumstances ourselves. 

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