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, "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.

Recent Episodes

Sept. 26, 2020

Reflections on Behaviour under COVID

What, if anything, have we learned about human behaviour from COVID? That's what I'm exploring in this episode. Six months ago, m…

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Sept. 24, 2020

Jérôme Tagger on Preventable Surprises

Why are there so many entirely preventable financial disasters? And why don't the people behind the companies that suffer them, p…

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Sept. 17, 2020

Dr Johannes Lohse on Active vs Passive Risk

When we think of risk, it is usually in the context of 'risk-taking'; in other words, an active decision to do something. But it…

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Sept. 9, 2020

Dr Andrew Ishak on Communication in High-Pressure Situations

As academic establishments continue to adjust from face to face teaching to being primarily online experiences, how are academics…

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Sept. 4, 2020

Travis Waugh On Training

What do you think of when you read the phrase 'Compliance Training'? Something dull that you're either forced to give (if you're…

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Sept. 1, 2020

Professor Olivier Sibony on Mistakes

Why do even the smartest and most savvy business people make mistakes? It's not because they're stupid. Instead, it's because of …

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Aug. 26, 2020

Barbara Freese on Industrial Strength Denial

On this episode, I explore the concept of denial; something we know is bad on an individual level. But what happens when denial t…

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Aug. 24, 2020

Kelly Peters on Bringing Scientific Thinking to Business

How can we use creativity to solve complex business problems? That's what Kelly Peters, my guest on this episode does. Kelly is…

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Aug. 21, 2020

Paul Orlando on Unintended Consequences

Why do things often not turn out the way we planned them? That's what my guest, Paul Orlando is interested in discovering. In h…

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Aug. 19, 2020

Iain Dale on Radio, Politics & Polarization

"Why Can't We All Just Get Along?" is a question that we've probably all asked at some point in recent times. And it's one that …

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