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 Decision Education Podcast is hosted by Alliance Executive Director Joseph E. Sweeney, who chats with some of the most sought-after decision makers in all areas of life and business. Several episodes include special guest host Annie Duke, acclaimed author, decision-making coach, and world poker champion.

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  • Episode 010:

    Trade-Offs and Truth-Seeking

    with Andrew Berry

    How can we have better conversations with people who have different beliefs from us? Andrew Berry, General Manager of the Cleveland Browns and Alliance Board [...]

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  • Episode 009:

    Courage and Cutting Your Losses

    with Dr. Maria Konnikova

    How do we decide when to play it safe and when to take the risk? Award-winning author, journalist, and professional poker player, Dr. Maria Konnikova, [...]

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  • Season 2 Trailer

    Join us for Season 2 of The Decision Education Podcast! In this season, our guest host is Alliance co-founder, best-selling author, and celebrated speaker, Annie [...]

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  • Episode 007:

    Moves and Movers

    with Garry Kasparov

    What can decision-making on the chessboard teach us about decision-making in the game of life? World Chess Champion and human rights activist Garry Kasparov, joins [...]

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  • Bonus Episode:

    The Illusion of Certainty

    with Annie Duke

    How do we balance the tradeoff between spending more time on a decision and achieving more certainty about it? Best-selling author and decision strategist, Annie [...]

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  • Episode 006:

    Numbers and Numbing

    with Dr. Paul Slovic

    Can we count on our feelings to guide our decisions? Dr. Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, joins your host, Dr. [...]

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  • Episode 005:

    Sharing is Caring: Moods, Cooperation, and Fairness

    with Dr. Barbara Mellers

    How does our mood affect how cooperatively we act in a situation? Dr. Barbara Mellers, I. George Heyman University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, joins [...]

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  • Episode 004:

    Framing - What’s In and What’s Out

    with Eyas Raddad

    How can we draw the line between what is inside and what is outside the scope of our decisions? Eyas Raddad, Senior Advisor and Decision Scientist [...]

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  • Episode 003:

    Probabilities vs. Absolutes

    with Ted Seides

    Making predictions is part of everyday life, but how can we guard against being overly confident in our predictions? Ted Seides, host of the Capital [...]

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  • Episode 002:

    From Conflict to Collaboration

    with Lee Failing

    Can people with different values sit around a table and make good decisions together? Lee Failing, Partner, Engineer and Decision Analyst at Compass Resource Management, [...]

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  • Episode 001:

    Base Rates and Bees

    with Michael Mauboussin

    How might our decision-making improve if we ask ourselves, “What happened when other people were in this situation before?” Michael Mauboussin, Head of Consilient Research [...]

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  • Season 1 Trailer

    Season 1 of The Decision Education Podcast unveils decision-making tips from experts in finance, natural resource management, drug development, psychology, and chess. Dr. Joe Sweeney, your host, engages our guests in fruitful discussions where they...

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