Episodes

Michele Wucker on You Are What You Risk

April 21, 2021

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. …

Dr Gia Nardini on how Social Movements succeed

April 16, 2021

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 move…

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

April 13, 2021

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 a…

Eliot Wilson on decision-making in politics

April 4, 2021

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 El…

Tim Harford on using data to make smarter decisions

March 31, 2021

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 C…

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

March 26, 2021

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…

Maarten Hoekstra on Ethics: 'Making the Good doable'

March 20, 2021

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 …

Kelly Paxton on Pink Collar Crime under COVID

March 14, 2021

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...

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

March 7, 2021

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 Gosnel…

Paul Craven on Magic, Money & The Mind

March 2, 2021

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…

Roc Sandford on The Climate Emergency

Feb. 26, 2021

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. …

Elina Halonen on how context influences behaviour

Feb. 20, 2021

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…

Professor Elizabeth Stokoe on The Science of Conversations

Feb. 15, 2021

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 t…

David Burkus on Managing Remote Teams & Engaging Virtual Audiences

Feb. 8, 2021

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…

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy on how Accountability can reduce Human Risk

Feb. 4, 2021

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 Pro…

Robbie Tilleard on a Behavioural Scientist's View of COVID

Jan. 29, 2021

Exploring COVID from a Behavioural Scientist’s perspective. As COVID continues to dominate our lives, there’s no shortage of information about the virus. But often it is presented from a national or global perspective. Yet,…

Professor Charles Spence on Sensehacking: improving our lives by changing how we perceive things

Jan. 26, 2021

How do our senses impact our view of the world around us? Can we influence them to change how we perceive things? That's what my guest Professor Charles Spence is here to help me understand. Charles is the author of a new …

Nick & Gio Gallo on Compliance 3.0

Jan. 20, 2021

How can Compliance feel less burdensome & more aligned with the businesses it is there to protect? In this episode, I return to exploring how Compliance, a 'brand' I hate but forms a cornerstone of managing Human Risk, can …

Dr Magda Osman on Unconscious Bias - what is it & can we train people to not display it?

Jan. 15, 2021

What is Unconscious Bias? It's a term we've been hearing a lot recently and you might even have been sent on training to help you understand and manage it. That's what I began exploring with Dr Magda Osman at the end of Epi…

Andra Popa on how Art & Design can inspire Compliance

Jan. 8, 2021

What can Compliance learn from Art & Design? They're not normally things we associate together. But my guest on this episode, Andra Popa has a background in art. She then became a Lawyer and finally a Compliance Officer. …

Gerald Ashley & Rory Sutherland on Prosilience

Dec. 28, 2020

What is Prosilience, and how can organisations ensure their people provide it? That’s where the discussion between my guests on this episode, Gerald Ashley and Rory Sutherland, begins. Where it goes from there, is a joyou…

Rory Sutherland & Gerald Ashley on Networks

Dec. 26, 2020

How do networks influence our decision-making? As the Human Risk podcast approached its 100th episode, I thought I’d invite back two guests whose previous appearances have been amongst the most downloaded. And I’m glad I di…

Mark Heywood on Human Risk In The Creative Industries

Dec. 22, 2020

On the face of it, the creative industry ought to be very good at adapting it's thinking. After all, people who can think creatively, ought to be able to adapt the way they do things. But, as we've seen during the pandemic…

Jim Oates on how a No Surprises approach can help manage risk

Dec. 21, 2020

When things go wrong in companies, it's usually accompanied by a sense of surprise on the part of senior management. Given we know that employing people will result in some form of Human Risk, wouldn't it be better if we co…