The show that explains why we do, what we do.
A heady mix of behavioural science, current affairs, interesting stories and general banter. All facts, true or alternative, that are claimed on this show should be checked, and be generally viewed with an ominous sense of mistrust.
#20 - Meet Bruce Rigal: the most interesting career in finance
Bruce Rigal has indeed lived in interesting times. In a glittering career in Finance spanning over 20 years, Bruce rose to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Global Banking at Deutsche Bank. In this time at DB, he oversaw the daily operations of the bank; from Asset Finance and Leasing to Commercial Real Estate, from Debt and Equity Capital Markets to Mergers & Acquisitions the list goes on... As well as this, he was also strapped into a front row seat for the worst financial crisis the world had ever seen. Coming through this period of, eh, turbulence, Bruce has been on a mission to find the meaning in the madness. His recent efforts to fully understand human behaviour have shattered those neatly drawn up assumptions of rationality in neoclassical economics that were drilled into him during his MBA at University of Chicago Business School in the late 1980s. Behave Yourself is only too proud to give you the full story behind the man, the legend that is Mr Bruce Rigal.
#19 - Making Sense of Synthetic Biology
Today's episode of Behave Yourself meanders through the rapidly advancing field of synthetic biology - an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering. Here, scientists channel Dr Frankenstein himself as they strive to alter, enhance and ultimately build living organisms in the laboratory. To help us breathe life into this fascinating topic, Marco Delise and Jesus Miguens (both of the School of Life Sciences at Warwick University) report back from one of the most exciting frontiers in modern science.