Episodes

Melina Palmer on using Behavioural Science for better business

June 10, 2020

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, unloc…

Florentin Blanc on Regulatory Responses to COVID 19

June 9, 2020

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 …

Professor J S Nelson on Workplace Surveillance

June 5, 2020

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 cul…

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

June 5, 2020

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 ind…

Dom Joly on Trigger Happy TV & Dark Tourism

June 3, 2020

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…

Rory Sutherland on Compliance

May 31, 2020

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 subj…

Professor Benjamin van Rooij on COVID Compliance

May 25, 2020

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 jur…

Professor Catherine Sanderson on the Bystander Effect

May 24, 2020

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 Pr…

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

May 22, 2020

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 …

Margaret Heffernan on Uncertainty

May 20, 2020

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 …

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Change under COVID

May 15, 2020

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 Twi…

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Conduct & Culture under COVID

May 15, 2020

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 no…

Professor Niels Van Quaquebeke on Behaviour & Leadership under COVID19

May 13, 2020

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 i…

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy on Behaviour in Banking

May 9, 2020

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 expe…

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

May 3, 2020

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 aspec…

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Decision-Making under Uncertainty

May 2, 2020

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/SS8GuNSEr…

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

April 30, 2020

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 e…

Professor Tom Schössler on deploying Behavioural Science in a Museum

April 28, 2020

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 …

Pooj Morjaria on holding companies to account under COVID

April 25, 2020

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 fi…

Steve Martin & Joe Marks on Messengers

April 20, 2020

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…

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Managing Ethics in a Disrupted World

April 18, 2020

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 issue…

Eggsy on going viral during a pandemic

April 15, 2020

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 foll…

'Behind The Spine' with Mark Heywood

April 15, 2020

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 e…

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

April 13, 2020

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…