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.

Episodes

Aug. 2, 2021

Gareth Lock on Human Risk in Diving

How do human factors influence an inherently risky activity like scuba diving? That’s what my guest on this episode, Gareth Lock…

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July 27, 2021

Professor Olivier Sibony on Noise

Why might judges in the same Court give vastly different sentences for the same crime? The answer is noise. When experts who ass…

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July 20, 2021

Richard Fenning on Tales from the Risk Business

How can we manage risk in an increasingly complex world? My guest on this episode, Richard Fenning, has spent three decades advi…

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July 16, 2021

Dr Nick Morgan on connecting in a virtual world

How can we make better connections when we're on virtual calls and webinars? My guest on this episode, Dr Nick Morgan is a speak…

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July 7, 2021

Lasse Frost & Jakob Danelund on Gamification & Storytelling

If we want to mitigate human risk, we need to engage the humans that might crystallise it. But how can we do that effectively? …

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July 2, 2021

Professors Benjamin van Rooij & Danny Sokol on Compliance 2.0

What does the word 'compliance' mean? On the face of it, we've all had experience of it under COVID as governments have introduce…

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June 27, 2021

Lisa Richardson on the Psychology of Peloton

Why is Peloton - a company that sells bikes that allow you to take on-demand and live classes at home - so successful? With a Ne…

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June 23, 2021

Jon Levy on Influence

How can we create better connections with other people to help us meet our objectives? On this episode, I’m speaking to a Beha…

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June 19, 2021

Professor Eliana La Ferrara on fighting HIV with MTV

What does MTV have to do with fighting HIV? My guest on this episode Professor Eliana La Ferrara of Bocconi University in Milan…

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June 16, 2021

Alex Chesterfield on Behavioural Regulation & Depolarization

On this episode, I'm tackling two seemingly unrelated topics: how regulators use Behavioural Science & Depolarization. What com…

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