Episodes

July 11, 2020

Matt Edwards on Creative Risk & Marketing

On this episode, I speak to Matt Edwards an expert in marketing. Matt has over 25 years of experience in the industry, having begun his career as a graduate at Saatchi & Saatchi and then becoming CEO of Creative Agency WCRS. He now advises clients...

July 08, 2020

Sexologist Dr Jill McDevitt on what preventing HIV can teach us about preventing COVID

Very often, when we're trying to solve a problem, we can find the answer in a previous one. So as we try to get people to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID, what might we learn from the techniques used to prevent the spread of HIV? On this...

July 07, 2020

Professor Anu Bradford on The 'Brussels Effect' & Regulating The Internet

On this episode, I speak with Professor Anu Bradford of Columbia Law School about the subject of her new book, The Brussels Effect. This is the idea that the EU wields far more influence on global affairs than might first seem the case. In our...

July 03, 2020

Dr Sarah Eaton on Ethics In Academia

On this episode, I speak to Dr Sarah Eaton, an Assistant Professor at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. She specialises in educational leadership, academic integrity, language learning and educational technology. In our...

July 01, 2020

Ben Cohen on the 'Hot Hand': the Mystery & Science of Streaks

Have you ever found yourself 'on fire' — not literally (I hope!) — but in terms of being on good form? On this episode, I speak to Ben Cohen, the author of "The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks". Ben is a sports reporter for the Wall St...

June 28, 2020

Gerald Ashley on Uncertainty & how it impacts our decision-making

On this episode, I'm speaking to Gerald Ashley who specialises in Business Risk and Decision Making. His work concentrates on trying to understand decision making, risk-taking and human behaviour, in the face of uncertainty. “In the slippery world...

June 26, 2020

Dr Amy Bucher on using design to help change behaviour

How can Behavioural Science help with design? On this episode, I speak with Dr Amy Bucher who is the VP of Behavior Change Design at Mad*Pow, a purpose–driven strategic design agency in Boston She's the author of a new book called Engaged: Designing...

June 18, 2020

Professor Charles Spence on Sensory Perception

On this, the 50th episode of the podcast, I'm speaking with Professor Charles Spence who heads the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University. He is interested in how people perceive the world around them. In particular, how our brains...

June 12, 2020

Dr Nick Hobson on Behavioural Science: what is it? Is it just BS? Why does it matter?

On this episode, I speak with Dr. Nick Hobson of The Behaviorist. Not only does he hold a PhD in Behavioral Science, but he's also the host of a wonderful podcast. In our discussion, we explore (to paraphrase the name of his podcast) a load of BS....

June 10, 2020

Melina Palmer on using Behavioural Science for better business

On this episode, I speak with Melina Palmer, host of The Brainy Business podcast. Melina uses Behavioural Science to help everyone from global corporations to entrepreneurs understand the psychology of why people buy, unlocking the secrets of small...

June 09, 2020

Florentin Blanc on Regulatory Responses to COVID 19

On this episode, I speak with Florentin Blanc who is a Senior Policy Analyst at the OECD. In his work, he explores the effectiveness of regulation. Recently he has been looking at how different countries have responded to COVID-19 and in our...

June 05, 2020

Professor J S Nelson on Workplace Surveillance

This episode is a cross-cast of Episode 10 of the Breaking The Fever Podcast. It features JS Nelson, Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University, Pennsylvania who speaks about her work on surveillance, management culture, and compliance. The...

June 05, 2020

Dr Grace Lordan on Inclusion: what is it & why do we need it?

In this episode I speak to Dr. Grace Lordan who is an Associate Professor in behavioural science at the London School of Economics. She is an economist by background, and her research is focused on understanding why some individuals succeed over...

June 03, 2020

Dom Joly on Trigger Happy TV & Dark Tourism

What can a comedian, travel writer and hidden camera TV star teach us about human risk? A lot. On this episode, I speak to comedian and travel writer Dom Joly to gain his insights. We explore the psychology of hidden camera television, the...

May 31, 2020

Rory Sutherland on Compliance

On this episode, I speak with Behavioural Science (BeSci) guru and Advertising expert Rory Sutherland. He's the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy and the founder of its BeSci practice. He's also a prolific thought-leader on the subject. It might seem...

May 25, 2020

Professor Benjamin van Rooij on COVID Compliance

On this episode, I speak with Professor Benjamin van Rooij who specialises in exploring the impact Laws have on Human Behaviour. He's recently been doing some research into the impact of COVID regulations in a number of jurisdictions. We discuss...

May 24, 2020

Professor Catherine Sanderson on the Bystander Effect

Why is it that we behave differently in groups to the way we behave individually? In particular, why do so many people become bystanders when they see things they could intervene to prevent? On this episode, I speak with Professor Catherine Sanderson...

May 22, 2020

Richard Chataway on The Behaviour Business - using Behavioural Science for business success

How can Behavioural Science help business? On this episode, I speka with Richard Chataway who is a Behavioural Science practitioner that has recently published a book called "The Behaviour Business". In it, he explores how businesses can use...

May 20, 2020

Margaret Heffernan on Uncertainty

How can we manage in a world that is uncertain? In this episode, I speak with Margaret Heffernan, the author of a timely new book called "Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together". In it, she explores the ways in which we naturally seek certainty,...

May 15, 2020

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Change under COVID

This episode is the audio recording of a webinar I co-hosted with BeSci and Change expert Koen Smets. In it, we discussed Change Under COVID and the Behavioural Dynamics that entails. You can find more from Koen on his Twitter feed:...

May 15, 2020

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Conduct & Culture under COVID

This episode is a recording of a webinar I did with Dr Roger Miles on "Conduct & Culture under COVID". In our discussion, Roger and I explore what changes, if any, there have been during Coronatime to expectations and norms of what constitutes...

May 13, 2020

Professor Niels Van Quaquebeke on Behaviour & Leadership under COVID19

How has COVID impacted leadership and behaviour in business? On this episode, I speak with Professor Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke. Niels is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. He is...

May 09, 2020

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy on Behaviour in Banking

Why do people who work in banks engage in bad behaviour? That's the question my guest on this episode, Professor Elizabeth Sheedy of Macquarie University in Sydney, specialises in researching. She is a risk management expert based in the Department...

May 03, 2020

David Enrich on Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump & an Epic Trail of Destruction

On this episode, I speak to David Enrich, the New York Times Financial Editor. He's the author of a new book called Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction. We discuss the Human Risk aspects of the story and explore...