The Human Risk Podcast

People are often described as the largest asset in most organisations. They are also the biggest single cause of risk. This podcast explores the topic of 'human risk', or "the risk of people doing things they shouldn't or not doing things they should", and examines how behavioural science can help us mitigate it. It also looks at 'human reward', or "how to get the most out of people". When we manage human risk, we often stifle human reward. Equally, when we unleash human reward, we often inadvertently increase human risk.

Recent Episodes

July 1, 2022

Jennifer Thamm on Managing Leadership Stress

How can companies manage the risks posed by the stress their senior leaders face? THat’s what Says Life, the company founded by m…

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June 23, 2022

Jamie Bartlett on The Missing Cryptoqueen

What happens when a journalist investigates one of the biggest scams in history? My guest on this episode, Jamie Bartlett is the …

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June 17, 2022

Dan McCrum on Wirecard

How did a journalist with a relentless appetite for the truth, bring down a $30bn German tech company? The company in question i…

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June 12, 2022

Fotini Iconomopoulos on Negotiation

How can we be better at negotiating and why does it matter? When we think of negotiation, we tend to think of formal situation…

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June 4, 2022

James Victore on Creative Courage

What is Creative Courage & why do we need it? On this special episode of the show — which I’m releasing between the normal sch…

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June 2, 2022

Geoff White on The Lazarus Heist

Why did a group of hackers with links to North Korea launch a cyber attack on Sony Pictures in 2014? That’s what journalist Geoff…

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May 29, 2022

Alison Taylor on Environmental, Social & Governance

What is ESG and why might it lead to poor decision-making? You probably know it’s short for Environmental, Social, and Governa…

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May 24, 2022

Professor J S Nelson on What Everyone Needs To Know About Business Et…

How can we manage the ethical challenges faced in business? On this special episode of the show, I’m speaking to Professor Jos…

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May 21, 2022

Heather Watson, Dan Bennett & Paolo Mercado on BeSci in Large Organis…

How can we implement Behavioural Science in larger organisations? On this episode, I’m doing a deep dive into practical Behavio…

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May 14, 2022

Wiebe Wakker on Sustainable Adventures

How can we travel adventurously while still being sustainable? I’m a huge fan of exploring, but I’m also very conscious of my env…

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