The Human Risk Podcast

The Human Risk podcast explores the idea of human decision-making as a risk and what we can do to mitigate it.

I speak to people with personal experience of it, those who work to mitigate it and those who research it.

Join me for hour-long episodes in which I look for insights that can help us to learn more about the largest risk facing us all.

Recent Episodes

April 6, 2024

Zelda Perkins on Can't Buy My Silence

What prompted a courageous former employee of Harvey Weinstein to break her Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)? On this episode I'm speaking to a campaigner who came to prominence as the individual who broke the silence surrounding the misconduct of...

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March 30, 2024

Professor Magda Osman on Risk Prioritisation

How, in a world of limited resources, can we prioritise risk? Which ones should we focus on more than others? This isn't just something we need to think about in a work context. It also applies to our personal lives; …

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March 24, 2024

Nuala Walsh on Tuning In

How can we make better decisions? By paying attention to good advice or information and ignoring the opposite. In a world where we're overloaded with data and opinions, it can be hard to determine what is good and what is …

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March 17, 2024

Preethi Nair on Storytelling

What does storytelling have to do with managing risk? On this episode, I’m speaking to novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Preethi Nair. She also helps people who want to tell their stories to identify the one that will resonate and tell …

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March 10, 2024

Heather Urquhart on Improvisation Part Two

What can business learn from improvisation? If you listened to the previous episode of the shwo, you'll know the answer. If you haven't yet done so, then I recommend dojgn that before listening to this. Because this is Part Two …

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March 3, 2024

Heather Urquhart on Improvisation Part One

What can business learn from improvisation? On the face of it, a form of entertainment that involves making things up as you go along, seems to be filled with human risk and not at all helpful in the business world. …

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Feb. 26, 2024

Sabrina Ahmed on Burnout

What is burnout, and how can we prevent it? We're increasingly hearing about the idea of 'burnout', which the World Health Organisation has defined as a condition "resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed"....

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Feb. 18, 2024

Dr Ollie Hart on Healthcare Coaching

What is Healthcare Coaching? If I say the word ‘doctor’ to you — in a medical, not academic, sense— you’ll probably think of someone in a white coat with a stethoscope who makes medical assessments and prescribes treatments and drugs …

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Feb. 12, 2024

Alison Taylor on Doing The Right Thing

How can businesses do the right thing? What does that even mean and why does or should it matter? What is Business Ethics? Business ethics used to be a case of dealing with things like bribery and fraud, which companies …

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Feb. 3, 2024

Niall Downey on Mistakes

What happens when a surgeon decides to become an airline pilot? You get some amazing insights into mistakes, how they happen and what we can do to mitigate them. That surgeon and now pilot is my guest Niall Downey. He’s …

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