Here I maintain a list of several podcasts about behavioural economics, behavioural science, nudge, decision making and all around these topics. The list is not complete but feel free to suggest more at the bottom of the page. Enjoy listening.

Podcasts on behavioural economics/ science

Choiceology

This podcast hosted by Wharton professor Katy Milkman, is a must. Choiceology explores the lessons of behavioral economics, exposing the psychological traps that lead to expensive mistakes. I suggest starting from first episode.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do). This is a fantastic podcast, and it can be overwhelming choosing past episodes. While they publish some re-broadcasts now and then, I will post later on a selection of episodes.

The Behavioral Grooves’s Podcast

Applying Behavioral Sciences to work and life. Behavioral Grooves is a podcast where Kurt Nelson, Ph.D. and Tim Houlihan, along with their guests, explore the “why we do what we do” question. Learn something every episode!

BETA PODCAST

The Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA), discuss behavioural economics and insights with a range of academics, experts and practitioners. 

It’s All Just a Bunch of BS

This podcast started at the end of 2019 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. 

happiness lab

The Happiness Lab

Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.

OBehave! Podcast

O Behave! is a monthly podcast produced by Ogilvy Change featuring conversations with researchers and practitioners from 
the field of behavioural science. 

Action Design Radio

Action Design Radio explores 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.

Real World Behavioural Science

The RWBS podcast is created by the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (www.BSPHN.org.uk) and 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.

Mental Models Podcast

All about your brain & obtaining real-world behavioral finance knowledge! Listeners have access to original and engaging discussion of behavioral finance and cognitive bias.

The Brainy Business

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.

Nir And Far: Business, Behaviour and the Brain

Behavioural design expert Nir Eyal hosts a podcast with short and straight to the point episodes about business, behaviour and the brain 

And more podcasts

Hidden Brain

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

Arming the Donkeys

This is for the archives as it stopped in 2016 but worth to mention. “Duke economist and New York Times best-selling author Dan Ariely (“Predictably Irrational,” “Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations” is your host for a weekly series of informal one-on-one chats with researchers in social and natural sciences.”

Rationally Speaking

The RWBS podcast is created by the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (www.BSPHN.org.uk) and 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.

Econ Talk

” Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making “

You are not so smart

“You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we’ve learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making. “

HRW Switch

Podcasts from HRW Shift, a specialist multidisciplinary behavioural science team of experts within the healthcare market research agency Healthcare Research Worldwide (HRW).

Single Episodes on Behavioural Science

Here I handpick some single episodes from podcasts either mentioned or not mentioned in the list above. Where possible I embed the episode otherwise a link is provided. This is a relatively new section, and looking forward expanding it. Suggestions welcome.

Foundations




Freakonomics Radio – People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard (Interview to Nobel Price Richard Thaler)



On methods

Critical

Rationally Speaking Radio – Jason Collins on “A skeptical take on behavioral economics”

In the wild/applications

Knowledge of Behavioral Economics Is Essential to the CPA Sales Process


People Fixing the World  – Why Millions Listen to This Girl


Lirio – Solving From the Outside In: the Art of UX Design


UK PwC – Economics in business – Episode 8 – How can companies benefit from Behavioural Economics?

Lectures

London School of Economics

Link to the LSE public lectures page for all their recordings.

LSE – How Freedom of Choice Influences Well-being (Speaker:Professor Simona Botti)

LSE – Messengers: who we listen to, who we don’t, and why (Speakers:Joseph Marks, Steve Martin)

LSE – Narrative Economics (Speaker: Professor Robert Shiller)

LSE – Can Behavioural Insights Shape Policy-making All Over the World? (Speakers:Professor Liam Delaney, Dr Barbara Fasolo, Dr Adam Oliver, Dr Jet Sanders)

Suggestions