Episodes

Professor Eliana La Ferrara on fighting HIV with MTV

June 19, 2021

What does MTV have to do with fighting HIV? My guest on this episode Professor Eliana La Ferrara of Bocconi University in Milan knows the answer and she joins me to tell me more about her work as a development economist. …

Alex Chesterfield on Behavioural Regulation & Depolarization

June 16, 2021

On this episode, I'm tackling two seemingly unrelated topics: how regulators use Behavioural Science & Depolarization. What combines the two is my guest Alex Chesterfield. She's a Behavioural Scientist that has worked ins…

Dr Leidy Klotz on Subtraction: the untapped science of less

June 10, 2021

Why, when solving problems, do we tend towards addition, rather than subtraction? Not in a mathematical sense, but rather in terms of how we think about things? That's what my guest on this episode Dr Leidy Klotz, has been…

Ian Leslie on Conflict - why arguments are tearing us apart & how they can bring us together

June 5, 2021

Why do we have arguments & why might they actually be a good thing? That's what my guest, Ian Leslie, explores in his new book Conflicted: Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together. In it, he e…

John Rosling on why purpose matters

May 30, 2021

What are companies here to do? Make profit? Or is there something more? That's what my guest on this episode, John Rosling, is here to help me find out. On previous episodes, I've explored the idea that companies don't al…

Dr Cailin O'Connor on Risk Perception

May 26, 2021

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…

Paul Craven & Gerald Ashley on Context, Consequences & Changeability

May 22, 2021

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-spr…

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

May 20, 2021

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 previo…

Professor Benjamin van Rooij on The Behavioural Code

May 13, 2021

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…

Hans Læssøe on Strategic Risk — Part Two

May 11, 2021

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 👉...

Hans Læssøe on Strategic Risk — Part One

May 6, 2021

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, culmin…

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

May 2, 2021

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 …

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

April 29, 2021

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 exp…

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

April 25, 2021

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 sha…

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…