Episodes

Andrew Blackie on the Human Risk lessons from Aviation Safety

July 28, 2020

What can we learn about Human Risk from industries, like aviation, where the consequences of errors are matters of life & death. That's a question my guest this time, Andrew Blackie, is more than qualified to answer. He's a…

Benoît de Fleurian on preventing anti-social behaviour

July 26, 2020

How can we stop people from engaging in anti-social behaviour? That's not usually a question you'd ask someone from a marketing agency. But it's precisely the kind of problem that Benoît de Fleurian, my guest on this episo…

Aline Holzwarth on Digital Healthcare

July 24, 2020

How can Behavioural Science help get better healthcare outcomes? That's the topic I'm exploring with my guest Aline Holzwarth. She's a Behavioral Scientist working in digital healthcare. Aline is also the founder of Beh…

Dr Grace Lordan on Privilege & Cognitive Diversity

July 16, 2020

What is Privilege? It's a word that's being used very frequently, but what is it, why is it undesirable and what can we do about it? All questions that my guest on this episode, Grace Lordan, helps me answer. We also explo…

Michael Kuckein on managing local customs & practices that clash with global rules

July 14, 2020

What happens when a global organization has policies & procedures that clash with local customs & norms? The answer is that you risk non-compliance. Which is where Cultural Compliance comes in and it's the topic of my conv…

Matt Edwards on Creative Risk & Marketing

July 11, 2020

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…

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

July 8, 2020

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 th…

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

July 7, 2020

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 s…

Dr Sarah Eaton on Ethics In Academia

July 3, 2020

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 educa…

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

July 1, 2020

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…

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

June 28, 2020

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…

Dr Amy Bucher on using design to help change behaviour

June 26, 2020

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…

Professor Charles Spence on Sensory Perception

June 18, 2020

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 part…

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

June 12, 2020

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 h…

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 …