Episodes

David Robson on The Expectation Effect

Dec. 2, 2022

How do our expectations impact our experiences? More than you might think. On this very special episode of the Human Risk podcast, I’m speaking with David Robson, author of ‘The Expectation Effect’. Joining me in that are…

Sabrina Segal on Human Risk In The Third Sector

Nov. 27, 2022

How do charities and not-for-profits manage human risk? Given the risks they face and the limited budgets they have available to them, they’re often incredibly innovative when it comes to risk management and compliance. Thi…

Odessa Hamilton on Luck vs Skill

Nov. 18, 2022

When we are successful, is it down to skill or luck? All too often, we’re inclined to believe the former of ourselves and other people with extremely negative consequences. On this episode, I’m speaking to Odessa Hamilton. S…

Cecily Josten on The Future of Work

Nov. 3, 2022

What skills do people need to succeed in the 21st century? On this episode, I’m speaking to Cecily Josten. I’m speaking to Cecily Josten. She’s a Fellow at the Inclusion Initiative from the London School of Economics that e…

Laura Gassner Otting on how to handle success

Oct. 23, 2022

Why does success not always bring happiness? On this episode, I speak with Laura Gassing Otting, who, in her own words, helps leaders get unstuck. She is a best-selling author who has previously set up a recruitment a…

Michael Käfer on what makes a good host - at ECEC2022

Oct. 14, 2022

This episode of the show is an extended version of an interview recorded for the European Compliance and Ethics Community 2022 Conference, a virtual event broadcast from Munich, Germany. The idea was to bring some local f…

Kate Jones on Human Risk In Emerging Technologies

Sept. 23, 2022

What risks do emerging technologies like the Metaverse and Empathic AI pose? While most of us are aware of data privacy and manipulation risks, we tend to think of them in the context of known technologies like social media.…

Ian Murphy on Cyber, Comedy & Communication

Sept. 2, 2022

What does comedy have to do with cyber risk? More than you might think. My guest on this episode Ian Murphy specialises in both, using comedy to produce content that makes people more aware of cyber security risks. Ian i…

Paul Craven & Rory Sutherland on Magic & Alchemy

Aug. 26, 2022

What do Magic and Alchemy have to do with human decision-making? This episode — the 200th! — is the second part of a discussion with Paul Craven and Rory Sutherland. If you missed the first episode, I recommend starting w…

Rory Sutherland & Paul Craven on Alchemy & Magic

Aug. 19, 2022

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

On this episode, I’m joined by two Behavioural Science gurus who have both been on the show before: Rory Sutherland and Paul Craven. Rory is the author of Al…

Professor Yuval Feldman on Trust & Voluntary Compliance

Aug. 13, 2022

What role does Trust play in Compliance? What is Voluntary Compliance and how effective is it? This episode sees the return of the very first guest I ever had on the podcast, Professor Yuval Feldman of Bar-Ilan University…

Phil Libin on The Out of Office World

Aug. 8, 2022

As employers adjust to a post-pandemic world, how can they design working practices that minimise human risk and maximise human reward? My guest, Phil Libin, is an experienced CEO with some fascinating insights to share…

Professor Viswanathan Raghunathan on being Irrationally Rational

Aug. 3, 2022

How did Behavioural Economics — or as I prefer to call it, Behavioural Science — evolve as a field? On this episode, I’m exploring that question with Professor Viswanathan Raghunathan, an academic who was previously the chai…

Dr Greg Davies on Behavioural Finance

July 25, 2022

How can Behavioural Science help us better manage our financial affairs? Why should we still invest in oil companies if we believe in green energy? What does how we taste wine tell us about human decision-making? All of t…

Professor David Spiegelhalter on Communicating Risk

July 17, 2022

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 from people that range from genuine experts to those with no expertise but strong opinions. On…

Carina Maggar on How To Make Work Not Suck

July 9, 2022

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 worked with a number of leading brands including Pepsi, Levis, YouTube and Nintendo. As a stude…

Jennifer Thamm on Managing Leadership Stress

July 1, 2022

How can companies manage the risks posed by the stress their senior leaders face? That’s what Says Life, the company founded by my guest on this episode, Jennifer Thamm, is looking to solve. Says Life helps companies mit…

Jamie Bartlett on The Missing Cryptoqueen

June 23, 2022

What happens when a journalist investigates one of the biggest scams in history? My guest on this episode, Jamie Bartlett is the author of ‘The Missing Cryptoqueen’, which tells the tale of his multi-year investigation into …

Dan McCrum on Wirecard

June 17, 2022

How did a journalist with a relentless appetite for the truth, bring down a $30bn German tech company? The company in question is Wirecard and the journalist is my guest on this episode, FT reporter Dan McCrum. He’s just r…

Fotini Iconomopoulos on Negotiation

June 12, 2022

How can we be better at negotiating and why does it matter? When we think of negotiation, we tend to think of formal situations like buying a house, sealing a business deal or getting a hostage released. But it also appl…

James Victore on Creative Courage

June 4, 2022

What is Creative Courage & why do we need it? On this special episode of the show — which I’m releasing between the normal schedule — my guest James Victore helps me to explore why being creative is a matter of courage an…

Geoff White on The Lazarus Heist

June 2, 2022

Why did a group of hackers with links to North Korea launch a cyber attack on Sony Pictures in 2014? That’s what journalist Geoff White set to find out. In doing so, over a period of several years, he uncovered a trail of c…

Alison Taylor on Environmental, Social & Governance

May 29, 2022

What is ESG and why might it lead to poor decision-making? You probably know it’s short for Environmental, Social, and Governance; an acronym that covers three topics of interest to investors. In simple terms, three thin…

Professor J S Nelson on What Everyone Needs To Know About Business Ethics

May 24, 2022

How can we manage the ethical challenges faced in business? On this special episode of the show, I’m speaking to Professor Josephine Nelson, the co-author of a brand new book called ‘Business Ethics: What Everyone Needs T…