Episodes

Professor Vanessa Bohns on Influence

Oct. 3, 2021

Why do we sometimes find ourselves feeling unable to influence other people? If you've ever found yourself thinking you're ineffective, invisible or inarticulate, then you're not alone. We've all experienced it. But what …

Taylor Edwards on Selling Compliance

Sept. 25, 2021

What can Compliance learn from Sales? On the face of it, they're very different things: sales is about persuading customers to buy a service or product, whereas Compliance is about telling employees what to do or not do. Ye…

Jean-Marc Le Tissier on Communities

Sept. 15, 2021

How can building a community help business? That's what my guest Jean-Marc Le Tissier helps me to understand on this episode. We're all familiar with the idea of a community, in terms of where we live, but how might it b…

Mark Bowden on communicating effectively in a virtual environment

Sept. 2, 2021

How can we communicate more effectively in a virtual environment? My guest Mark Bowden is a body language expert who is well known for advising senior business leaders, celebrities and politicians on how to present themsel…

Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir on Responses to Refugees

Aug. 22, 2021

What determines how we individually react to refugees? That’s the question that my guest on this episode, Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, has explored in her PhD. Nihan is originally from Turkey and came to the UK to study at …

Alastair Thomson on Creative Accountancy

Aug. 16, 2021

What is Creative Accountancy? That's what I'm exploring on this episode. It's a term I've invented — a deliberate play on the term 'Creative Accounting' — to describe the approach which my guest Alastair Thomson adapts to h…

Dr Ruidi Shang on Crowdsourcing Human Risk Insights

Aug. 13, 2021

How can we use crowdsourcing to obtain human risk insights? We’re all familiar with companies that have faced big issues in terms of misconduct. When there’s a big scandal — whether that’s banks engaging in bad behaviour o…

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy on Biases, Blindspots & Bonuses

Aug. 7, 2021

What causes human risk in companies, particularly at senior levels? That's what my guest on this episode, Professor Elizabeth Sheedy, has been exploring in her research. And she's just published a new book called Risk Gove…

Gareth Lock on Human Risk in Diving

Aug. 2, 2021

How do human factors influence an inherently risky activity like scuba diving? That’s what my guest on this episode, Gareth Lock explores in his work as the founder of The Human Diver — a company that specialises in teachin…

Professor Olivier Sibony on Noise

July 27, 2021

Why might judges in the same Court give vastly different sentences for the same crime? The answer is noise. When experts who assess the same situation come to very different conclusions for no good reason, we risk bad outco…

Richard Fenning on Tales from the Risk Business

July 20, 2021

How can we manage risk in an increasingly complex world? My guest on this episode, Richard Fenning, has spent three decades advising multinational companies on geopolitics and security crises. He’s been involved in helping …

Dr Nick Morgan on connecting in a virtual world

July 16, 2021

How can we make better connections when we're on virtual calls and webinars? My guest on this episode, Dr Nick Morgan is a speaking coach and writer who helps people to find their voice in a physical and virtual world. For…

Lasse Frost & Jakob Danelund on Gamification & Storytelling

July 7, 2021

If we want to mitigate human risk, we need to engage the humans that might crystallise it. But how can we do that effectively? My guests, Lasse Frost and Jacob Danelund have been working on this challenge for some time. …

Professors Benjamin van Rooij & Danny Sokol on Compliance 2.0

July 2, 2021

What does the word 'compliance' mean? On the face of it, we've all had experience of it under COVID as governments have introduced rules to influence our behaviour to stop the spread of the virus. But its influence is far br…

Lisa Richardson on the Psychology of Peloton

June 27, 2021

Why is Peloton - a company that sells bikes that allow you to take on-demand and live classes at home - so successful? With a Net Promoter Score of 94 (that's 94% of customers who would recommend it to someone else), there …

Jon Levy on Influence

June 23, 2021

How can we create better connections with other people to help us meet our objectives? On this episode, I’m speaking to a Behavioural Scientist that was introduced to me by my good friends Tim Houlihan and Kurt Nelson, ho…

Professor Eliana La Ferrara on fighting HIV with MTV

June 19, 2021

What does MTV have to do with fighting HIV? My guest on this episode Professor Eliana La Ferrara of Bocconi University in Milan knows the answer and she joins me to tell me more about her work as a development economist. …

Alex Chesterfield on Behavioural Regulation & Depolarization

June 16, 2021

On this episode, I'm tackling two seemingly unrelated topics: how regulators use Behavioural Science & Depolarization. What combines the two is my guest Alex Chesterfield. She's a Behavioural Scientist that has worked ins…

Dr Leidy Klotz on Subtraction: the untapped science of less

June 10, 2021

Why, when solving problems, do we tend towards addition, rather than subtraction? Not in a mathematical sense, but rather in terms of how we think about things? That's what my guest on this episode Dr Leidy Klotz, has been…

Ian Leslie on Conflict - why arguments are tearing us apart & how they can bring us together

June 5, 2021

Why do we have arguments & why might they actually be a good thing? That's what my guest, Ian Leslie, explores in his new book Conflicted: Why Arguments Are Tearing Us Apart and How They Can Bring Us Together. In it, he e…

John Rosling on why purpose matters

May 30, 2021

What are companies here to do? Make profit? Or is there something more? That's what my guest on this episode, John Rosling, is here to help me find out. On previous episodes, I've explored the idea that companies don't al…

Dr Cailin O'Connor on Risk Perception

May 26, 2021

How is our perception of risk impacted by ethical dynamics? That's what I'm exploring on this episode with my guest Dr Cailin O'Connor. She's the co-author of a recent draft research paper that highlights some interesting…

Paul Craven & Gerald Ashley on Context, Consequences & Changeability

May 22, 2021

This episode is the second half of a discussion between Paul Craven & Gerald Ashley. If you haven't listened to the first half (🎧 👉 https://www.podpage.com/the-human-risk-podcast/gerald-ashley-paul-craven-on-statistics-spr…

Gerald Ashley & Paul Craven on Statistics, Spreadsheets & Scam Artists

May 20, 2021

What do Statistics, Spreadsheets & Scam Artists have in common? They're all topics that my guests on this episode, Gerald Ashley & Paul Craven discuss as they explore how we make decisions. Both Gerald and Paul have previo…