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

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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Aug. 3, 2022

Professor Viswanathan Raghunathan on being Irrationally Rational

How did Behavioural Economics — or as I prefer to call it, Behavioural Science — evolve as a field? On this episode, I’m explorin…

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July 25, 2022

Dr Greg Davies on Behavioural Finance

How can Behavioural Science help us better manage our financial affairs? Why should we still invest in oil companies if we believ…

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July 17, 2022

Professor David Spiegelhalter on Communicating Risk

How can we make sense of what we're told about risk? We're bombarded with messages on subjects ranging from COVID to the economy …

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July 9, 2022

Carina Maggar on How To Make Work Not Suck

How can we make work suck less? That’s what my guest Carina Maggar explores in her new book. She’s a creative copywriter who has …

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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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