Episodes

May 02, 2020

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Decision-Making under Uncertainty

This episode is the audio recording from a webinar I co-hosted with Tom Hardin on "Decision-Making under Uncertainty". The video version is available for viewing on the Human Risk YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/SS8GuNSErrA Details of future Human...

April 30, 2020

Professor Robert Frank on Behavioral Contagion - why we're so easily influenced by others

On this episode, I speak to Professor Robert Frank, the H. J. Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. In his new book Under The Influence, he explores how our...

April 28, 2020

Professor Tom Schössler on deploying Behavioural Science in a Museum

How can Behavioural Science help museums to encourage more visitors? In this episode, I speak to Professor Tom Schössler who is the Managing Director of the Weserburg Museum of International Contemporary Art. For links to references I made during...

April 25, 2020

Pooj Morjaria on holding companies to account under COVID

How will companies be held to account for their actions under COVID? On this episode, I speak with Pooj Morjaria, the founder of www.didtheyhelp.com, a website that tracks the good and bad things that companies and public figures are doing during the...

April 20, 2020

Steve Martin & Joe Marks on Messengers

On this episode, I speak with Steve Martin and Joe Marks, the authors of a book called Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don't and Why. For more on the book, to see videos of key concepts it contains and to take a test to see what kind of...

April 18, 2020

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Managing Ethics in a Disrupted World

This episode is the audio recording from a webinar I co-hosted with Ruth Steinholtz on "Managing Ethics in a Disrupted World". Our aim in hosting it was to highlight the fact that in the current environment, ethical issues are more likely to arise....

April 15, 2020

Eggsy on going viral during a pandemic

What do you do when you think your government isn't doing enough to protect you from the risk of COVID-19? On this episode, I speak to Eggsy, a 22-year-old graphic design student. She noticed that her friends weren't following the UK Government...

April 15, 2020

'Behind The Spine' with Mark Heywood

This episode of the Human Risk podcast isn't really an episode of the Human Risk podcast. It's the very first episode of a new podcast called "Behind The Spine". But it is about Human Risk. Mark Heywood, who featured on episode 19 of the Human Risk...

April 13, 2020

Alison Taylor on Ethics - what is it & why does it matter?

What do we mean by Ethics & why does it matter? On this episode, I speak with Alison Taylor who is the Executive Director of Ethical Systems, a collaboration based at NYU Stern School of Business. She works on challenges at the intersection of...

April 08, 2020

Jez Groom & April Vellacott on Ripple: The Big Effects of Small Behaviour Changes

On this episode I speak to Jez Groom and April Vellacott, the authors of a new BeSci book called "Ripple". Jez and April talk about their journeys in BeSci, provide some fascinating insights from their book and we finish with a discussion about the...

April 04, 2020

Alix Hope on Fluid Landscapes & how Taste Architecture can impact our perception

On this episode, I speak with Alix Hope who is a Creative Strategist for design agency Bompas & Parr. They are Taste Architects who specialise, amongst other things, in immersive events. Given the changes the Coronavirus has brought on our...

April 02, 2020

All Things Human Risk Crosscast

This episode is a Crosscast with the All Things Risk podcast. A Crosscast is where two podcasters cone together to release a joint episode. Here I combine with Ben Cattaneo to create the All Things Human Risk podcast. You can learn more about Ben...

April 01, 2020

Ricardo Pellafone on the challenges facing Risk & Compliance under COVID

On this episode, I am joined again by Ricardo Pellafone to discuss how Risk & Compliance (R&C) professionals can think about responding to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus. As the ways in which we work are changing drastically, how can and...

March 25, 2020

Ben Cattaneo on All Things Risk

In this episode, I speak with Ben Cattaneo. Ben is a risk professional who is also the host of the All Things Risk podcast. We ended up having a rather longer than planned conversation, so I've split it up into several parts. In this first part, we...

March 23, 2020

Mark Heywood on the Creative Industries under COVID

In this episode, I speak to Mark Heywood. He's a former colleague and good friend of mine, who specialises in bridging the gap between Creatives and the Business World. In our conversation we explore what the Coronavirus means for the Entertainment...

March 11, 2020

Human Risk Webinar Recording: The Ethics of Events during a Pandemic

In this impromptu episode, Richard Bistrong, Ruth Steinholtz and I discuss the Ethics of holding an in-person event at the time of a pandemic. The discussion arose because the three of us were due to attend an Ethics Conference together next month....

March 06, 2020

Professor Ian McCarthy on Workplace Bullshit

Why is there so much management bullshit used in the workplace? On this episode, I speak with Professor Ian McCarthy who is the W.J. VanDusen Associate Professor of Innovation and Operations Management at the SFU Beedie School of Business. Ian...

March 03, 2020

Richard Bistrong on Incentives

In this episode, I speak with Richard Bistrong, the CEO of Frontline Anti-Bribery. He specialises in helping organisations prevent bribery and corruption, as well as in enhancing the effectiveness of their Compliance programmes. You can find more...

February 27, 2020

Luca Dellanna on the Coronavirus and Multiplicative Dynamics

On this episode of the Human Risk podcast, I speak to Luca Dellanna about COVID-19. He explains why he thinks governments aren't doing nearly enough to contain the spread of the virus. We also explore the work that he does within organisations. On...

February 20, 2020

Jacinthe Galpin on Risktory: how the past can teach us about risk

What can we learn about managing risk from famous moments & people from history? In this episode, I speak with Jacinthe Galpin who is both a podcaster and an experienced risk professional. Jacinthe is the host of the Risktory podcast which looks at...

February 13, 2020

Tom & Christian's 4th Human Risk Talk

In this episode, co-host Tom Hardin and I talk about more stories from the news that fascinated us from a Human Risk perspective. We begin by talking about the Luanda Leaks, then explore the recent scandals involving the Saracens Rugby Team in the UK...

February 03, 2020

Alex Sidorenko on Risk Management

In this episode, I speak to Alex Sidorenko, the founder of Risk Academy. When it comes to thinking innovatively about risk, Alex has some fascinating thoughts, that we can deploy in the management of Human Risk. The episode was recorded in 2019,...

January 28, 2020

Tim Houlihan and Dr Kurt Nelson on Behavioral Grooves

In this episode, I welcome two of my favourite podcasters onto the show. Tim Houlihan and Kurt Nelson are the hosts of the fabulous Behavioral Grooves podcast, which you'll find wherever you get your quality audio content. And also right here:...

January 18, 2020

Kelly Paxton on Pink Collar Crime

In this episode, I speak to Kelly Paxton who is a specialist in Pink Collar Crime which is a type of Human Risk. Kelly explains what Pink Collar Crime entails, why it is more significant than we might think and, most importantly, what we can do to...