Episodes

Josh Berry on Comedy, Satire & Impressions — Part One

Dec. 10, 2021

What can comedy teach us about human decision-making? That’s something that my guest on this episode Josh Berry, knows all about. He’s a comedian, impressionist and satirist — though as you’ll hear on the episode, he’s not…

Christian Harris on Slips, Trips & Falls

Dec. 4, 2021

How can we prevent people from falling over and injuring themselves? What sounds like a simple challenge, is actually a major issue. In a normal year, over 300,000 people in the UK alone have to go going to hospital after sl…

Colin Pereira on reporting in fragile environments

Nov. 27, 2021

How can we manage risk and keep people safe in fragile environments? My guest Colin Pereira is Director at HP Risk Management, a consultancy that assists media organisations operating in challenging environments. Since the …

Mary Shirley on Women In Compliance

Nov. 21, 2021

How can diversity help make Compliance functions more effective? My guest, Mary Shirley is a compliance professional who has been working to promote women in compliance. She’s the co-host of The Great Women in Compliance p…

Pete Dyson on making transport more human

Nov. 10, 2021

How can we make transport more human? On this episode, I'm exploring the human risk dynamics of transport — both from the perspective of the traveller, but also from the perspective of those who run and design transport net…

Professor Ian McCarthy on the business of being counter-intuitive

Oct. 23, 2021

How can counter-intuitive thinking help us to make better business decisions? It’s something that Professor Ian McCarthy explores in his research. Ian has been on the show before, talking about his research Into workpla…

Dane McCarrick on Home Advantage

Oct. 16, 2021

What impact do crowds have on football ⚽️games? Is there such a thing as 'home advantage'? It's a question that is of interest to those of us who watch the sport, but also to non-sports fans because it helps us to understand…

Michael Walford-Williams on Ethical Hacking of Human Controls

Oct. 9, 2021

How can we assess the level of human risk we’re running in a control framework? Unlike technology, humans aren’t always reliable and how they behave under pressure may well be different to how they behave in normal situatio…

Professor Vanessa Bohns on Influence

Oct. 3, 2021

Why do we sometimes find ourselves feeling unable to influence other people? If you've ever found yourself thinking you're ineffective, invisible or inarticulate, then you're not alone. We've all experienced it. But what …

Taylor Edwards on Selling Compliance

Sept. 25, 2021

What can Compliance learn from Sales? On the face of it, they're very different things: sales is about persuading customers to buy a service or product, whereas Compliance is about telling employees what to do or not do. Ye…

Jean-Marc Le Tissier on Communities

Sept. 15, 2021

How can building a community help business? That's what my guest Jean-Marc Le Tissier helps me to understand on this episode. We're all familiar with the idea of a community, in terms of where we live, but how might it b…

Mark Bowden on communicating effectively in a virtual environment

Sept. 2, 2021

How can we communicate more effectively in a virtual environment? My guest Mark Bowden is a body language expert who is well known for advising senior business leaders, celebrities and politicians on how to present themsel…

Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir on Responses to Refugees

Aug. 22, 2021

What determines how we individually react to refugees? That’s the question that my guest on this episode, Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, has explored in her PhD. Nihan is originally from Turkey and came to the UK to study at …

Alastair Thomson on Creative Accountancy

Aug. 16, 2021

What is Creative Accountancy? That's what I'm exploring on this episode. It's a term I've invented — a deliberate play on the term 'Creative Accounting' — to describe the approach which my guest Alastair Thomson adapts to h…

Dr Ruidi Shang on Crowdsourcing Human Risk Insights

Aug. 13, 2021

How can we use crowdsourcing to obtain human risk insights? We’re all familiar with companies that have faced big issues in terms of misconduct. When there’s a big scandal — whether that’s banks engaging in bad behaviour o…

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy on Biases, Blindspots & Bonuses

Aug. 7, 2021

What causes human risk in companies, particularly at senior levels? That's what my guest on this episode, Professor Elizabeth Sheedy, has been exploring in her research. And she's just published a new book called Risk Gove…

Gareth Lock on Human Risk in Diving

Aug. 2, 2021

How do human factors influence an inherently risky activity like scuba diving? That’s what my guest on this episode, Gareth Lock explores in his work as the founder of The Human Diver — a company that specialises in teachin…

Professor Olivier Sibony on Noise

July 27, 2021

Why might judges in the same Court give vastly different sentences for the same crime? The answer is noise. When experts who assess the same situation come to very different conclusions for no good reason, we risk bad outco…

Richard Fenning on Tales from the Risk Business

July 20, 2021

How can we manage risk in an increasingly complex world? My guest on this episode, Richard Fenning, has spent three decades advising multinational companies on geopolitics and security crises. He’s been involved in helping …

Dr Nick Morgan on connecting in a virtual world

July 16, 2021

How can we make better connections when we're on virtual calls and webinars? My guest on this episode, Dr Nick Morgan is a speaking coach and writer who helps people to find their voice in a physical and virtual world. For…

Lasse Frost & Jakob Danelund on Gamification & Storytelling

July 7, 2021

If we want to mitigate human risk, we need to engage the humans that might crystallise it. But how can we do that effectively? My guests, Lasse Frost and Jacob Danelund have been working on this challenge for some time. …

Professors Benjamin van Rooij & Danny Sokol on Compliance 2.0

July 2, 2021

What does the word 'compliance' mean? On the face of it, we've all had experience of it under COVID as governments have introduced rules to influence our behaviour to stop the spread of the virus. But its influence is far br…

Lisa Richardson on the Psychology of Peloton

June 27, 2021

Why is Peloton - a company that sells bikes that allow you to take on-demand and live classes at home - so successful? With a Net Promoter Score of 94 (that's 94% of customers who would recommend it to someone else), there …

Jon Levy on Influence

June 23, 2021

How can we create better connections with other people to help us meet our objectives? On this episode, I’m speaking to a Behavioural Scientist that was introduced to me by my good friends Tim Houlihan and Kurt Nelson, ho…