Podcasts We're Listening to Right Now

June 29, 2021
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Podcasts We're Listening to Right Now

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Everyone is interested in learning the systematic study of human behaviour and decision-making in the natural world or behind an economic outcome.

Below, we have put together a list of podcasts for anyone new or active in the Behavioral Science and Behavioral Economics field.

In no particular order, here are our favourite podcasts:

It's All A Bunch of BS with Nick Hobson

It's All A Bunch of BS

with Nick Hobson

A podcast for people whose work involves humans. The show looks at how behavioral change insights are being applied "in the wild". Episodes feature renowned behavioral experts across industries and organizations, from management and marketing to policy and public health, and more.

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Freakonomics - Stephen J Dubner

Freakonomics Radio

with Stephen J Dubner

Each week Stephen tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn't) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) - from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Stephen speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.

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Two Psychologists Four Beers with Yoel and Michael Inzlicht

Two Psychologists Four Beers

with Yoel Inbar and Michael Inzlicht

Two psychologists endeavor to drink four beers while discussing news and controversies in science, academia, and beyond.

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Choiceology - Charles Schwab


with Katy Milkman

Stories of irrational decision making-from historical blunders to the kinds of everyday errors that could affect your future. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, explores the lessons of behavioral economics, exposing the psychological traps that lead to expensive mistakes.

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Action Design Radio - Erik Johnson and Zarak Khan

Action Design Radio

with Erik Johnson and Zarak Khan

A variety of topics through the lens of behavioral science and psychology. Hosts Erik Johnson and Zarak Khan interview experts and practitioners to learn about cutting edge behavioral research, and how to practically apply it to fields like public policy and consumer products.

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The Behavioral Design Podcast - Samuel Salzer

The Behavioral Design Podcast

with Samuel Salzer and Aline Holzwarth

The Behavioral Design Podcast from Habit Weekly and the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University provides a fun and engaging way to learn about applied behavioral science and how to design for behavior change in practice. Listen in as hosts Samuel Salzer and Aline Holzwarth speak with leading experts on all things behavioral science, design and beyond.

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Behavioral Grooves Podcast with Kurt and Tim

Behavioral Grooves Podcast

with Kurt Nelson and Tim Houlihan

Improve your work and life through science! Behavioral Grooves is a discussion of the positive application of behavioral science to work and life.

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The Brainy Business - Melina Palmer

The Brainy Business

with Melina Palmer

In this podcast, Melina will take the complex concepts of behavioral economics (the study and science of why people buy - or not) and provide simple, actionable tips you can apply right away in your business. Whether you're a small business or thriving corporation, Melina's tips can help your business increase sales and get more customers.

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Choice Hacking - Jennifer L

Choice Hacking

with Jennifer L. Clinehens

Customer and user behaviors can seem irrational. Shaped by mental shortcuts and psychological biases, their actions often appear random on the surface. Learn about these "predictably irrational" behaviors and how to use them to create incredible customer experiences.

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Hidden Brain - Shankar Vedantam

Hidden Brain

with Shankar Vedantam

Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

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MicroBehaviors - Andrew Webb


with Andrew Webb

Tales of con-men, cave dwellers, and African hunters aren't just gripping audio-dramas, they reveal secrets about your own behavior. In each episode, Andrew Webb helps you learn and implement MicroBehaviors: small actions from the best research that you can do today. So you flourish at home, work, and in relationships.

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Real World Behavioural Science with Stu

Real World Behavioural Science

with Stu King

This podcast is aimed at people working in public health, academia and industry, who have an interest in how behavioural science is being used to improve health and wellbeing. Each month, Stu King interviews professionals from the worlds of public health, academia and industry, who are using behavioural science to help change people's lives.

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Designing Behaviour - David Di Sipiog podcast

Designing Behaviour

with David Di Sipio

Hear from the best minds working at the intersection of human behaviour, design, tech and business from around the world. Learn practical tools you can apply to your work and life to create products, services and experiences that make a real difference in the world.

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The Growing Pains of Applied Behavioural Science - Daniel Bennett

The Growing Pains of Applied Behavioural Science

with Daniel Bennett

If you work in applying behavioural science you will be aware of growing pains within the field. Daniel interviews top industry leaders, in an effort to surface and solve the challenges we face. This podcast is for the 600+ behavioural science teams in action around the world, to help them all grow together.

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Bad Decisions - Dan Monheit and Melissa Weinberg 1

Bad Decisions

with Dan Monheit and Melissa Weinberg

A podcast that helps marketers understand why we choose what we choose, why we think what we think, and how to exploit this stuff for fun and commercial gain.

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Questioning Behaviour - Sarah Bowen, Merle Van Den Akker 1

Questioning Behaviour

with Sarah Bowen and Merle Van Den Akker

Sarah and Merle discuss topics related to all things Behavioural Science, and doing a PhD in behavioural science. When they lack the expertise themselves, they simply invite an expert to educate themselves and the audience on that topic, and its relation to behavioural science.

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The Human Risk - Christian Hunt 1

The Human Risk Podcast‬

with Christian Hunt

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.

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O Behave from Ogilvy Consulting

O Behav‪e‬‬!

from Ogilvy Consulting

A monthly podcast with exclusive interviews with researchers and practitioners from the world of Behavioural Science.

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what are they thinking podcast patrick fagan and jasmine pal and 1

What Are They Thinking?

with Patrick Fagan and Jasmine Pal

A behavioural science podcast hosted by two former Cambridge Analytica employees. As well as being an engaged couple who met at the company, Patrick was the former lead psychologist and has 10 years of experience in behavioural science. This podcast sheds light on the inner workings of various industries that use behavioural science to influence our decision making.

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Hope you find this list helpful, but do let us know on Twitter (@GetBrainyTab), Linkedin or Instagram (BrainyTab) if there are others you think we should consider for the list.

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