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Podcast – Inside the Nudge Unit

Inside The Nudge Unit is our regular podcast series exploring the fascinating world of behavioural insights and the work our team does all around the world. You can find every episode to date on major podcast platforms and on this page, and we regularly release new episodes all the time.

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Episodes

7 – COVID vaccines & tech repairability

BIT’s Lis Costa and Aisling Colclough look at two major pieces of work by the team.  Firstly Carolina Toth from BIT’s New York office discusses working with mayors across the US on how to engage with people who are cautious or unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Next Laura Litvine and Violette Gadenne from BIT France join to talk about working with the French Government to encourage people to repair rather than replace tech products

6 – A decade of ‘nudge’ – In conversation with pioneers (part 2 of 2)

The second and final part of a very special episode of Inside the Nudge Unit recorded for our 10 year anniversary. Professor David Halpern, CEO of BIT, sits down with pioneers of behavioural economics, Prof. Richard Thaler, Prof. Cass Sunstein and Dr Maya Shanker to discuss how ‘nudge’ has evolved and where behavioural science is headed next. 

5 – A decade of ‘nudge’ – In conversation with pioneers (part 1 of 2)

Recorded for our 10 year anniversary, Professor David Halpern, CEO of BIT, sits down with the founders and pioneers of behavioural economics, Prof. Richard Thaler, Prof. Cass Sunstein and Dr Maya Shanker to discuss how ‘nudge’ has evolved over the last decade and where the science of human behaviour is headed next. 

4 – Creating better markets

In this episode, Professor David Halpern, speaks to the New South Wales Minister for Customer Service, Victor Dominello and discuss why other governments should have a Minister for Customer Service, how behavioural insights can improve economic policy, how markets can be made more transparent and when governments should intervene in markets. 

3 – Creating‌ ‌‌evidence-based‌ ‌government‌

Alex Gyani in Sydney and Alex Sutherland in London discuss what being a fully evidenced based government means and how we can get there by highlight how BIT has been able to run trials at scale and how ‘nudge’ trials compare to those run in academia and exploring the promise of machine learning.

2 – You can’t read your way out of a complex policy problem

In this podcast, Alex Gyani and Rory Gallagher speak to colleagues in BIT Sydney about their experiences of going out into the field and some of the insights they took from that process. We’ll describe projects that have tackled domestic violence, unemployment and the health and safety of gig economy workers.

1 – Introducing Inside The Nudge Unit

Welcome to Inside The Nudge Unit, the new podcast series from the world’s first Nudge Unit, The Behavioural Insights Team, exploring the fascinating world of behavioural insights.

Behavioural Insight Tunes

Listen to some of the music we use on Inside The Nudge Unit