The Decision Education Podcast

We take you into the homes, offices, and minds of today’s most fascinating decision makers.

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The decisions we make have a tremendous impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. But what goes into making better decisions? Hear from experts from diverse backgrounds as they share insights on how asking the right questions, improving predictions, managing cognitive biases, and other strategies can make us better decision makers. Through real-life stories and cutting-edge research, gain practical strategies and transform your understanding of the role decisions play in our lives.

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  • Episode 029:

    Changing Minds in a Polarized World

    with David McRaney

    Why do people sometimes become more entrenched in their beliefs when they are challenged? In this episode, David McRaney, science journalist and creator of the [...]

  • Episode 028:

    Rethinking the Workplace

    with Dr. Adam Grant

    Can giving advice actually be more valuable than receiving it? In this episode, Dr. Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and world-renowned author, joins host Annie Duke, [...]

  • Episode 027:

    Too Many Choices

    with Dr. Sheena Iyengar

    Is more choice always better? Join us in conversation with Dr. Sheena Iyengar, a professor at Columbia Business School and an expert on choice, as [...]

  • Episode 026:

    Tuning Out the Noise

    with Dr. Cass Sunstein

    Do judges impose harsher sentences on Friday afternoons? In this episode, Dr. Cass Sunstein, law professor, former administrator of the White House Office of Information [...]

  • Episode 025:

    Thinking 101

    with Dr. Woo-kyoung Ahn

    Why do projects often take so much longer than expected? Join us in conversation with Dr. Woo-kyoung Ahn, Professor of Psychology at Yale and the [...]

  • Episode 024:

    Rationality and the Perils of Nostalgia

    with Dr. Steven Pinker

    Do our brains trick us into thinking things are worse than they are? In this episode, Dr. Steven Pinker, experimental psychologist and world-renowned author, joins [...]

  • Episode 023:

    Pivoting With Purpose

    with Dr. Maya Shankar

    How can we build an identity that withstands life’s curveballs? In this episode, Dr. Maya Shankar, Senior Director of Behavioral Economics at Google, joins host [...]

  • Episode 022:

    Deciding, Fast and Slow

    with Dr. Daniel Kahneman

    What have we misunderstood about decision-making? In this episode, Dr. Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, joins host Annie [...]

  • Season 4 Trailer

    Season 4 of The Decision Education Podcast unveils decision-making tips from experts in behavioral science, cognitive biases, choice overload, and making decisions in the workplace. [...]

  • Episode 021:

    Fear, Freedom, and Financial Decision-Making

    with Morgan Housel

    What drives bad financial decisions when a crisis hits? Morgan Housel, award-winning author and expert on the psychology of financial decision-making, joins your host, Dr. [...]

  • Episode 020:

    The Science of Changing Course

    with Dr. Jennifer Lerner

    How can celebrating failure make us more successful? Tenured Harvard Professor and former Chief Decision Scientist in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Jennifer Lerner, joins your [...]

  • Episode 019:

    How Champions Adapt

    with Mellody Hobson

    How can we get better at receiving negative feedback? Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President at Ariel Investments and Chair of the Board of Starbucks, joins [...]

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