The Human Risk Podcast

People are often described as the largest asset in most organisations. They are also the biggest single cause of risk. This podcast explores the topic of 'human risk', or "the risk of people doing things they shouldn't or not doing things they should", and examines how behavioural science can help us mitigate it. It also looks at 'human reward', or "how to get the most out of people". When we manage human risk, we often stifle human reward. Equally, when we unleash human reward, we often inadvertently increase human risk.

Recent Episodes

Sept. 23, 2022

Kate Jones on Human Risk In Emerging Technologies

What risks do emerging technologies like the Metaverse and Empathic AI pose? While most of us are aware of data privacy and manip…

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Sept. 2, 2022

Ian Murphy on Cyber, Comedy & Communication

What does comedy have to do with cyber risk? More than you might think. My guest on this episode Ian Murphy specialises in both,…

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Aug. 26, 2022

Paul Craven & Rory Sutherland on Magic & Alchemy

What do Magic and Alchemy have to do with human decision-making? This episode — the 200th! — is the second part of a discussio…

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Aug. 19, 2022

Rory Sutherland & Paul Craven on Alchemy & Magic

What do Alchemy and Magic have to do with human decision-making? 

On this episode, I’m joined by two Behavioural Science gurus w…

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Aug. 13, 2022

Professor Yuval Feldman on Trust & Voluntary Compliance

What role does Trust play in Compliance? What is Voluntary Compliance and how effective is it? This episode sees the return of…

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Aug. 8, 2022

Phil Libin on The Out of Office World

As employers adjust to a post-pandemic world, how can they design working practices that minimise human risk and maximise human r…

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Aug. 3, 2022

Professor Viswanathan Raghunathan on being Irrationally Rational

How did Behavioural Economics — or as I prefer to call it, Behavioural Science — evolve as a field? On this episode, I’m explorin…

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July 25, 2022

Dr Greg Davies on Behavioural Finance

How can Behavioural Science help us better manage our financial affairs? Why should we still invest in oil companies if we believ…

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July 17, 2022

Professor David Spiegelhalter on Communicating Risk

How can we make sense of what we're told about risk? We're bombarded with messages on subjects ranging from COVID to the economy …

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July 9, 2022

Carina Maggar on How To Make Work Not Suck

How can we make work suck less? That’s what my guest Carina Maggar explores in her new book. She’s a creative copywriter who has …

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