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

Nov. 18, 2022

Odessa Hamilton on Luck vs Skill

When we are successful, is it down to skill or luck? All too often, we’re inclined to believe the former of ourselves and other p…

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Nov. 3, 2022

Cecily Josten on The Future of Work

What skills do people need to succeed in the 21st century? On this episode, I’m speaking to Cecily Josten. I’m speaking to Cecil…

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Oct. 23, 2022

Laura Gassner Otting on how to handle success

Why does success not always bring happiness? On this episode, I speak with Laura Gassing Otting, who, in her own words, helps …

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Oct. 14, 2022

Michael Käfer on what makes a good host - at ECEC2022

This episode of the show is an extended version of an interview recorded for the European Compliance and Ethics Community 2022 Co…

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Sept. 23, 2022

Kate Jones on Human Risk In Emerging Technologies

What risks do emerging technologies like the Metaverse and Empathic AI pose? While most of us are aware of data privacy and manip…

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Sept. 2, 2022

Ian Murphy on Cyber, Comedy & Communication

What does comedy have to do with cyber risk? More than you might think. My guest on this episode Ian Murphy specialises in both,…

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Aug. 26, 2022

Paul Craven & Rory Sutherland on Magic & Alchemy

What do Magic and Alchemy have to do with human decision-making? This episode — the 200th! — is the second part of a discussio…

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Aug. 19, 2022

Rory Sutherland & Paul Craven on Alchemy & Magic

What do Alchemy and Magic have to do with human decision-making? 

On this episode, I’m joined by two Behavioural Science gurus w…

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Aug. 13, 2022

Professor Yuval Feldman on Trust & Voluntary Compliance

What role does Trust play in Compliance? What is Voluntary Compliance and how effective is it? This episode sees the return of…

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Aug. 8, 2022

Phil Libin on The Out of Office World

As employers adjust to a post-pandemic world, how can they design working practices that minimise human risk and maximise human r…

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