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The Decision Education Podcast

The Decision Education Podcast with Dr. Joe Sweeney

Welcome to The Decision Education Podcast, where your host, Dr. Joe Sweeney, talks to experts and shares tips on all things related to decision-making. Through these conversations, you will be entertained, gain new insights, and discover practical ways to improve your decision skills. Imagine what a difference it would make in your life, and the lives of those you love, if we were all even a little better at making decisions.

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Season 3

Episode 019: How Champions Adapt with Mellody Hobson

June 22, 2022

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 your host, Dr. Joe Sweeney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Decision... Read more

Episode 018: Keeping Calm in a Crisis with Ryan Holiday

June 8, 2022

What can we learn from ancient civilizations that can help us make better decisions today? Ryan Holiday, bestselling author and host of The Daily Stoic Podcast, joins your host, Dr. Joe Sweeney, Executive Director of the... Read more

Episode 017: Decision Scope, Artificial Intelligence, and Magic Spells with Cassie Kozyrkov

May 25, 2022

How do the world’s most influential technology companies think about decision-making? Google’s Chief Decision Scientist, Cassie Kozyrkov, joins your host, Dr. Joe Sweeney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Decision Education, to... Read more

Episode 016: Making and Breaking Habits with Charles Duhigg

May 11, 2022

How can we make our unintentional habits work in our favor? Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, and New York Times best-selling author, joins your host, Dr. Joe Sweeney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Decision... Read more

Episode 015: Temptation Bundling and Behavior Change with Dr. Katy Milkman

April 27, 2022

How can we beat procrastination by doing more of the things we love? Dr. Katy Milkman, Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, celebrated author, host of the Choiceology podcast, and Alliance... Read more

Season 2

Episode 014: Analytics and Adaptation with Daryl Morey

December 8, 2021

How does embracing decision science lead to domination in the NBA? Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers and Co-founder of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, joins our guest host Annie Duke... Read more

Episode 013: Everest and Extreme Decision-Making with Dr. Ken Kamler

September 8, 2021

What can we learn from individuals who make life-and-death decisions in the most dangerous environments on the planet? Dr. Ken Kamler, Expedition Climber, Microsurgeon, and Extreme Medicine Doctor, joins our guest host Annie Duke, to... Read more

Episode 012: The Other Side of the Ball with Michael Lombardi

August 25, 2021

What do the NFL’s most legendary general managers do when making tough decisions at the highest level? Michael Lombardi, former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner, joins our guest host Annie Duke, to talk about... Read more

Episode 011: Gut Feelings and Game-time Decisions with Rich Eisen and Les Snead

August 11, 2021

Does Rich Eisen’s suit slow him down in the 40 yard dash? Rich Eisen, NFL Network and The Rich Eisen Show Host, and Les Snead, General Manager of the Los Angeles Rams, talk with our guest host, Annie Duke about how to... Read more

Episode 010: Trade-Offs and Truth-Seeking with Andrew Berry

July 28, 2021

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 Member, joins our guest host Annie Duke, to talk about how decision-makers... Read more

Episode 009: Courage and Cutting Your Losses with Dr. Maria Konnikova

July 14, 2021

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, talks with our guest host, Annie Duke, about how poker parallels uncertainty in... Read more

Season 2 Trailer

April 15, 2022

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 Duke, and we’re turning our attention to decision-making in the world of... Read more

Season 1

Bonus Episode: The Illusion of Certainty with Annie Duke

April 21, 2021

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 Duke, joins your host, Executive Director of the Alliance for Decision... Read more

Episode 007: Moves and Movers with Garry Kasparov

April 7, 2021

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 your host, Executive Director of the Alliance for Decision Education,... Read more

Episode 006: Numbers and Numbing with Dr. Paul Slovic

March 24, 2021

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. Joe Sweeney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Decision Education, to discuss the... Read more

Episode 005: Sharing is Caring: Moods, Cooperation, and Fairness with Dr. Barbara Mellers

March 10, 2021

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 your host, Executive Director of the Alliance for... Read more

Episode 004: Framing - What’s In and What’s Out with Eyas Raddad

February 24, 2021

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 at Eli Lilly and Company, joins your host, Executive Director of the Alliance for... Read more

Episode 003: Probabilities vs. Absolutes with Ted Seides

February 10, 2021

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 Allocators podcast and author of a number of successful books on asset management,... Read more

Episode 002: From Conflict to Collaboration with Lee Failing

January 27, 2021

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, believes that they can. Lee is an expert in group decision-... Read more

Episode 001: Base Rates and Bees with Michael Mauboussin

January 27, 2021

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 at Counterpoint Global, joins your host Dr. Joe Sweeney,... Read more

Season 1 Trailer

July 6, 2021

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... Read more



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