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

Jan. 21, 2022

Gill Kernick on The Grenfell Tower Disaster Part One

What can we learn from the UK's largest residential fire since World War Two, in which 72 people died? The Grenfell Tower disaste…

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Jan. 15, 2022

Nick Wallis on The Great Post Office Scandal

How did the Post Office deliver one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British history? My guest Nick Wallis, is a jour…

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Jan. 7, 2022

Dr Sarah Tischer on Sustainable Compliance

What does Sustainability have to do with Compliance? On this episode, I’m speaking to a Compliance innovator that has combined…

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Jan. 2, 2022

Sebastian Boo on Kindness

What is kindness and why does it matter? One of my New Year's resolutions for 2022 is to be kinder to others. So, in this episo…

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Dec. 28, 2021

Alex Chesterfield & Ali Goldsworthy on Depolarisation

Why do we live in such a polarised world and what can we do to minimise the dynamic? On this episode, I’m joined by Alex Cheste…

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Dec. 19, 2021

Béatrice Otto on Fools

What do fools have to do with managing human risk? On the face of it, they’re likely to be a driver, rather than a solution. Bu…

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Dec. 15, 2021

Josh Berry on Comedy, Satire & Impressions — Part Two

This episode is the second part of my discussion with comedian & impressionist Josh Berry. If you haven't yet listened to the fi…

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Dec. 10, 2021

Josh Berry on Comedy, Satire & Impressions — Part One

What can comedy teach us about human decision-making? That’s something that my guest on this episode Josh Berry, knows all about…

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Dec. 4, 2021

Christian Harris on Slips, Trips & Falls

How can we prevent people from falling over and injuring themselves? What sounds like a simple challenge, is actually a major iss…

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Nov. 27, 2021

Colin Pereira on reporting in fragile environments

How can we manage risk and keep people safe in fragile environments? My guest Colin Pereira is Director at HP Risk Management, a…

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