The Human Risk Podcast

The Human Risk podcast explores the idea of human decision-making as a risk and what we can do to mitigate it.

I speak to people with personal experience of it, those who work to mitigate it and those who research it.

Join me for hour-long episodes in which I look for insights that can help us to learn more about the largest risk facing us all.

Recent Episodes

Jan. 28, 2023

Ray Blake on Dark Money

What can financial crime teach us about human risk? On this episode, I'm joined by Ray Blake, co-host of "The Dark Money Files," a podcast that examines how the banking system is used by organized crime and corrupt individuals to …

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Jan. 21, 2023

Gabriella Braun on Human Risk At Work

What happens when we bring all of ourselves to work? That’s not something we do by choice. As my guest on this episode, Gabriella Braun, explains, we can’t leave part of ourselves at home when we go to work; we …

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Jan. 14, 2023

Professor Sander van der Linden on Misinformation

Why do people fall for misinformation, and what can we do to prevent it? On this episode, I’m speaking to Professor Sander van der Linden of Cambridge University. He’s the author of a new book called ‘Foolproof: Why We Fall …

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Jan. 7, 2023

Paul Armstrong on Technology, Behaviour & Data

What do technology, behaviour and data have in common? My guest, Paul Armstrong, runs a conference called TBD and is a thought leader in how the three topics interconnect. As technology becomes smarter and more pervasive, what does that mean …

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Dec. 30, 2022

Kirsten Morehouse on Stereotypes

How can stereotypes — particularly those relating to gender and ethnicity — drive us to draw the wrong conclusions? If I say the word American, you’re more likely to think of a white person. If I say the word Doctor, …

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Dec. 23, 2022

Jon Worth on Rail Activism

What is Rail Activism? My guest, Jon Worth, is a proponent of Cross Border Rail within Europe. On this episode, I’m exploring why Jon thinks this is important and how he’s getting his message across. As you’ll hear, Cross Border …

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Dec. 19, 2022

Hilary Sutcliffe on Trust

What do we mean when we say we trust a person or an organisation? It’s a word we use a lot that we intuitively understand. Trust plays a vital part in how we interact with others. If we trust someone, …

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Dec. 12, 2022

Professor Aaron Ahuvia on Why We Love Things

Why is it that when we really like an object, brand or activity, we say that we ‘love’ it? How can we fall in love with brands, things and experiences? I’m an Apple fanboy, I love my Peloton bike, and …

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Dec. 2, 2022

David Robson on The Expectation Effect

How do our expectations impact our experiences? More than you might think. On this very special episode of the Human Risk podcast, I’m speaking with David Robson, author of ‘The Expectation Effect’. Joining me in that are two of my …

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Nov. 27, 2022

Sabrina Segal on Human Risk In The Third Sector

How do charities and not-for-profits manage human risk? Given the risks they face and the limited budgets they have available to them, they’re often incredibly innovative when it comes to risk management and compliance. This means there are lessons...

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