Episodes

May 26, 2021

Dr Cailin O'Connor on Risk Perception

How is our perception of risk impacted by ethical dynamics? That's what I'm exploring on this episode with my guest Dr Cailin O'Connor. She's the co-author of a recent draft research paper that highlights some interesting findings in relation to...

May 22, 2021

Paul Craven & Gerald Ashley on Context, Consequences & Changeability

This episode is the second half of a discussion between Paul Craven & Gerald Ashley. If you haven't listened to the first half (🎧 👉 https://www.podpage.com/the-human-risk-podcast/gerald-ashley-paul-craven-on-statistics-spreadsheets-scam-artists/)...

May 20, 2021

Gerald Ashley & Paul Craven on Statistics, Spreadsheets & Scam Artists

What do Statistics, Spreadsheets & Scam Artists have in common? They're all topics that my guests on this episode, Gerald Ashley & Paul Craven discuss as they explore how we make decisions. Both Gerald and Paul have previously appeared on the show...

May 13, 2021

Professor Benjamin van Rooij on The Behavioural Code

Why are many of the laws & regulations that are put in place, either ineffective or counter-productive? How can we make them more effective? That's the question that my guest on this episode, Professor Benjamin van Rooij of Amsterdam University,...

May 11, 2021

Hans Læssøe on Strategic Risk — Part Two

How can companies be better at managing the strategic risks they face in an uncertain world? This episode is part two of my discussion with Hans Læssøe on Strategic Risk. If you haven’t yet listened to Part 1 👉...

May 06, 2021

Hans Læssøe on Strategic Risk — Part One

How can companies be better at managing the strategic risks they face in an uncertain world? My guest on this episode Hans Læssøe, spent over 35 years working for Lego. He held a variety of roles within the company, culminating in being responsible...

May 02, 2021

Dr Ali Fenwick on Clubhouse - what is it & why should you care?

What is Clubhouse and why should you care? Clubhouse is a new(wish!) social media network that is focused on live audio content. The audio element isn’t the only thing that differentiates Clubhouse from other networks. It also offers a very...

April 29, 2021

Dr Grace Lordan on Thinking Big - how Behavioural Science can help us plan for the future

How can Behavioural Science help us to better plan for the future? That's the subject of a new book by Dr Grace Lordan, who is my guest on this episode. In Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want, she explores how Behavioural...

April 25, 2021

Derek Rae on what football can teach us about decision-making

What can football teach us about human decision-making? That’s what ESPN commentator and expert on the German Bundesliga Derek Rae, helps me to explore on this episode. Even if you’re not a sports fan, what Derek has to share are some fascinating...

April 21, 2021

Michele Wucker on You Are What You Risk

What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken? The answer to that question, will tell you a lot about your own Risk Fingerprint. That’s the term that my guest Michele Wucker used to describe our individual approaches to risk. Michele is the author of...

April 16, 2021

Dr Gia Nardini on how Social Movements succeed

What makes some social movements successful and others not? That's what my guest on this episode Dr Gia Nardini, an Assistant Professor at Denver University, set out to find out when she examined the Black Lives Matter movement last summer. Gia...

April 13, 2021

Araminta Naylor & Dr Nick Hobson on Mitigating Human Risk in Applied Behavioural Science

How can we mitigate human risk in a profession to ensure that practitioners engage in ethical practice and customers can rely on the people they engage? It's a challenge facing many new digital industries where the ethical and professional challenges...

April 04, 2021

Eliot Wilson on decision-making in politics

When it comes to decision-making, there are few roles that have as much impact on everyone's lives as those taken by politicians. But what is it about politics, that brings out human risk? On this episode, I'm joined by Eliot Wilson. He's a former...

March 31, 2021

Tim Harford on using data to make smarter decisions

How can we be smarter about interpreting the data that is presented to us? On a daily basis, we’re bombarded with information — some of it well-intentioned, some of it deliberately misleading. Whether it’s figures about COVID, claims in...

March 26, 2021

Professor Barbara Casu on how gender diversity on Boards can reduce misconduct

Can gender diversity on Boards reduce misconduct? That's what my guest on this episode, Barbara Casu of The Business School in London, explored in recent research into the banking sector. Barbara is a Professor of Banking and Finance and she's also...

March 20, 2021

Maarten Hoekstra on Ethics: 'Making the Good doable'

How can we make it easier for people to do the right thing? My guest on this episode, Maarten Hoekstra, is fascinated by this challenge of "making the good, doable". Maarten is Co-Chair of the Behaviour & Culture Roundtable of the Dutch Asociation of...

March 14, 2021

Kelly Paxton on Pink Collar Crime under COVID

How has COVID facilitated Pink Collar Crime? That's what my guest on this episode, Kelly Paxton, is here to explain. This is her second appearance on the show (you'll find the first here...

March 07, 2021

Evelyn Gosnell & Lindsay Juarez on reducing the spread of misinformation on social media

What can we do to reduce the spread of misinformation on social media? That was the challenge facing my guests on this episode and, having succeeded, they came onto the show to talk about what they'd learned. Evelyn Gosnell and Lindsay Juarez work...

March 02, 2021

Paul Craven on Magic, Money & The Mind

What do Magic, Money & The Mind have in common? They're all things that interest my guest on this episode, Paul Craven. As he explains, the tricks our minds play on us is what allows magic tricks to amaze us and drives many of our financial...

February 26, 2021

Roc Sandford on The Climate Emergency

What's the biggest challenge facing humanity? While the impact of COVID has been severe, an even bigger crisis awaits us if we don't take action. That crisis is the Climate Emergency and it's the subject of this episode. As the effects of climate...

February 20, 2021

Elina Halonen on how context influences behaviour

How do differences in context, impact behaviour? That’s what my guest on this episode, Behavioural Scientist Elina Halonen, has been exploring as part of her work on behavioural change projects. As she explains, much of the study of behavioural...

February 15, 2021

Professor Elizabeth Stokoe on The Science of Conversations

Conversations are a key part of how we communicate - but how do they actually work & what might go wrong? That's what my guest on this episode, Professor Elizabeth Stokoe, helps me to understand in...a conversation! Liz is the Professor of Social...

February 08, 2021

David Burkus on Managing Remote Teams & Engaging Virtual Audiences

How can we best manage remote teams? What skills can we develop & techniques can we deploy, to be more effective when we're not face to face. It's a question that doesn't just apply to Line Managers - it's also relevant to those managing human risk....

February 04, 2021

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy on how Accountability can reduce Human Risk

How can making people accountable change their behaviour and mitigate human risk? Given recent history, can enforcing accountability in the banking industry, drive behaviour change? That's what my guest on this episode Professor Elizabeth Sheedy,...