Episodes

Dr Sarah Eaton on Ethics In Academia

July 3, 2020

On this episode, I speak to Dr Sarah Eaton, an Assistant Professor at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. She specialises in educational leadership, academic integrity, language learning and educa…

Ben Cohen on the 'Hot Hand': the Mystery & Science of Streaks

July 1, 2020

Have you ever found yourself 'on fire' — not literally (I hope!) — but in terms of being on good form? On this episode, I speak to Ben Cohen, the author of "The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks". Ben is a sports…

Gerald Ashley on Uncertainty & how it impacts our decision-making

June 28, 2020

On this episode, I'm speaking to Gerald Ashley who specialises in Business Risk and Decision Making. His work concentrates on trying to understand decision making, risk-taking and human behaviour, in the face of uncertainty…

Dr Amy Bucher on using design to help change behaviour

June 26, 2020

How can Behavioural Science help with design? On this episode, I speak with Dr Amy Bucher who is the VP of Behavior Change Design at Mad*Pow, a purpose–driven strategic design agency in Boston She's the author of a new book…

Professor Charles Spence on Sensory Perception

June 18, 2020

On this, the 50th episode of the podcast, I'm speaking with Professor Charles Spence who heads the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University. He is interested in how people perceive the world around them. In part…

Dr Nick Hobson on Behavioural Science: what is it? Is it just BS? Why does it matter?

June 12, 2020

On this episode, I speak with Dr. Nick Hobson of The Behaviorist. Not only does he hold a PhD in Behavioral Science, but he's also the host of a wonderful podcast. In our discussion, we explore (to paraphrase the name of h…

Melina Palmer on using Behavioural Science for better business

June 10, 2020

On this episode, I speak with Melina Palmer, host of The Brainy Business podcast. Melina uses Behavioural Science to help everyone from global corporations to entrepreneurs understand the psychology of why people buy, unloc…

Florentin Blanc on Regulatory Responses to COVID 19

June 9, 2020

On this episode, I speak with Florentin Blanc who is a Senior Policy Analyst at the OECD. In his work, he explores the effectiveness of regulation. Recently he has been looking at how different countries have responded to …

Professor J S Nelson on Workplace Surveillance

June 5, 2020

This episode is a cross-cast of Episode 10 of the Breaking The Fever Podcast. It features JS Nelson, Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University, Pennsylvania who speaks about her work on surveillance, management cul…

Dr Grace Lordan on Inclusion: what is it & why do we need it?

June 5, 2020

In this episode I speak to Dr. Grace Lordan who is an Associate Professor in behavioural science at the London School of Economics. She is an economist by background, and her research is focused on understanding why some ind…

Dom Joly on Trigger Happy TV & Dark Tourism

June 3, 2020

What can a comedian, travel writer and hidden camera TV star teach us about human risk? A lot. On this episode, I speak to comedian and travel writer Dom Joly to gain his insights. We explore the psychology of hidden camera…

Rory Sutherland on Compliance

May 31, 2020

On this episode, I speak with Behavioural Science (BeSci) guru and Advertising expert Rory Sutherland. He's the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy and the founder of its BeSci practice. He's also a prolific thought-leader on the subj…

Professor Benjamin van Rooij on COVID Compliance

May 25, 2020

On this episode, I speak with Professor Benjamin van Rooij who specialises in exploring the impact Laws have on Human Behaviour. He's recently been doing some research into the impact of COVID regulations in a number of jur…

Professor Catherine Sanderson on the Bystander Effect

May 24, 2020

Why is it that we behave differently in groups to the way we behave individually? In particular, why do so many people become bystanders when they see things they could intervene to prevent? On this episode, I speak with Pr…

Richard Chataway on The Behaviour Business - using Behavioural Science for business success

May 22, 2020

How can Behavioural Science help business? On this episode, I speka with Richard Chataway who is a Behavioural Science practitioner that has recently published a book called "The Behaviour Business". In it, he explores how …

Margaret Heffernan on Uncertainty

May 20, 2020

How can we manage in a world that is uncertain? In this episode, I speak with Margaret Heffernan, the author of a timely new book called "Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together". In it, she explores the ways in which we …

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Change under COVID

May 15, 2020

This episode is the audio recording of a webinar I co-hosted with BeSci and Change expert Koen Smets. In it, we discussed Change Under COVID and the Behavioural Dynamics that entails. You can find more from Koen on his Twi…

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Conduct & Culture under COVID

May 15, 2020

This episode is a recording of a webinar I did with Dr Roger Miles on "Conduct & Culture under COVID". In our discussion, Roger and I explore what changes, if any, there have been during Coronatime to expectations and no…

Professor Niels Van Quaquebeke on Behaviour & Leadership under COVID19

May 13, 2020

How has COVID impacted leadership and behaviour in business? On this episode, I speak with Professor Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke. Niels is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Kühne Logistics University i…

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy on Behaviour in Banking

May 9, 2020

Why do people who work in banks engage in bad behaviour? That's the question my guest on this episode, Professor Elizabeth Sheedy of Macquarie University in Sydney, specialises in researching. She is a risk management expe…

David Enrich on Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump & an Epic Trail of Destruction

May 3, 2020

On this episode, I speak to David Enrich, the New York Times Financial Editor. He's the author of a new book called Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction. We discuss the Human Risk aspec…

Human Risk Webinar Recording: Decision-Making under Uncertainty

May 2, 2020

This episode is the audio recording from a webinar I co-hosted with Tom Hardin on "Decision-Making under Uncertainty". The video version is available for viewing on the Human Risk YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/SS8GuNSEr…

Professor Robert Frank on Behavioral Contagion - why we're so easily influenced by others

April 30, 2020

On this episode, I speak to Professor Robert Frank, the H. J. Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. In his new book Under The Influence, he e…

Professor Tom Schössler on deploying Behavioural Science in a Museum

April 28, 2020

How can Behavioural Science help museums to encourage more visitors? In this episode, I speak to Professor Tom Schössler who is the Managing Director of the Weserburg Museum of International Contemporary Art. For links to …