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The TrustTalk podcast covers all aspects of trust. Trust is more relevant than ever. Trust is everywhere. Trust has many faces. We will dive in all aspects of trust in the lives of people: trust in technology, social networks, trust in politicians, trust in facts, communications and journalism, the judiciary, your partner, employer, or employee. Trust is not something that comes for free, most of the time it requires a lot of effort to gain and once gained, to keep it. Without Trust, nothing works.


We are exploring trust by interviewing experts from all over the world to talk about their research, experience or thoughts about trust.

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The TrustTalk podcast covers all aspects of trust. Trust is more relevant than ever. Trust is everywhere. Trust has many faces. We will dive in all aspects of trust in the lives of people: trust in technology, social networks, trust in politicians, trust in facts, communications and journalism, the judiciary, your partner, employer, or employee. Trust is not something that comes for free, most of the time it requires a lot of effort to gain and once gained, to keep it. Without Trust, nothing works.


We are exploring trust by interviewing experts from all over the world to talk about their research, experience or thoughts about trust.

    Rebuild Trust between Science and Society

    Rebuild Trust between Science and Society

    Today’s guest, Robert Lepenies, the youngest university President in Europe, believes that there are major economic and political interests that fuel the denial of science. We should focus not only on the symptoms but also on the deeper underlying structures that allow denialism to thrive.


    To maintain trust in science. scientists should actively address issues like science publications that become more focused on ranking and commercialization rather than the content of the research or industry-sponsored research.


    He is a frequent user of social media platforms such as TikTok, Twitter (he is called "The TikTok Scientist"), and LinkedIn to disseminate scientific insights.


    When talking about ChatGPT he advocates soul searching about what is the purpose of the texts we produce in science, asking ourselves, why do we produce it in the way that we produce it? Why is it valuable to write, understand, read, to critically reflect? And what is it that the machine can do and what is it that it can't do?


    As to AI-generated output, he believes that traditional methods of evaluating research are not enough to establish trust, suggesting the need for an “extended peer community" involving a broader range of people and stakeholders in the evaluation process.


     

    • 18 min
    Trust and the Role of Central Banks

    Trust and the Role of Central Banks

    Trust in Central Banks is critical for the effectiveness of a monetary policy, and for reaching price stability. Today's guests, Carin van der Cruijsen (senior researcher at De Nederlandsche Bank, the Central Bank of the Netherlands) and Jakob de Haan (professor of political economy at the University of Groningen, Netherlands) talk about the importance of explaining monetary policy actions to the general public, the need for financial knowledge, the relation between trust and inflation, the main driver of trust in financial institutions, and the communication sensitivity of communication by financial markets.

    • 19 min
    Santa Claus' Christmas interview

    Santa Claus' Christmas interview

    It’s almost Christmas Eve and TrustTalk is very proud to have Santa Claus as our guest sharing with us some thoughts about building trust in challenging times. We ask Santa to give us a bit of advice on how we can become nicer to each other, and what we can do to reach millions of children around the world that live in poverty and are surrounded by conflict. Asked what he would like to give us as his advice for 2023: trust yourself!

    • 10 min
    Trust & Internet Data

    Trust & Internet Data

    Our guest today is Michael Kende. He has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and is a Digital Development consultant at the World Bank Group, a Senior Advisor at Analysys Mason, and the Board Chair of the Datasphere Initiative and until recently Chief Economist of the Internet Society. He has done a significant amount of work on promoting Internet development in emerging regions around the world. He works on the economics of cybersecurity, as a means to reduce data breaches and increase trust in the Internet.


    The Internet has brought us numerous free services like contacting people, creating online content, video conferencing, sharing videos, communicating, and working online, but it comes at a price, as the data we put online, some of it very personal, raises privacy issues, makes us vulnerable to cyberattacks and results in a concentration of power in large companies and governments. He talks about trust and the privacy paradox and the “flip side” of free services that internet provides.


    The way to grow trust is through technology and regulation, giving the example of the automobile industry where in the 60ties there were no safety regulations until Ralph Nader’s book in 1965 “Unsafe at Any Speed”. He talks about the European GDPR Directive, the Data Sphere Initiative, the privacy paradox, and contact tracing apps like the Ehteraz app Qatar required people to use during the Soccer World Cup.


    Asked about the Internet of Things (IoT), says Michael that he doesn’t think all of the lessons of the Internet of websites and services online have been learned.

    • 19 min
    Trust Yourself

    Trust Yourself

    Myra White, the author of the book "The Superstar Roadmap", talks in this interview about how to trust yourself and how to objectively observe yourself. Why become some people a chess master and most of us don’t? The best way to trust yourself is to go out and try things, trust and understand why there is some you are good at and some things you are not, don’t sit in your armchair but get up and trust your capabilities. We trust people when we have personal contact with them and get to know people from other cultures. She talks about the lack of trust among Americans, the education system in the US versus the UK, too many rules, and whether that stimulates or blocks trust.

    • 19 min
    Does Gen Z still trust?

    Does Gen Z still trust?

    Our guest today is Martijn Lampert, co-founder and Research Director at Glocalities, a values-based international research, and marketing insights organization that became known after their 2020 study on trust in the United Nations. Their most recent Trend Study 2022 is based upon interviews of 300,000 people stretching over 20 countries and spanning 8 years since the start in 2014. Gen Z is more activist and at the same time less optimistic and disenfranchised about their future, they have diminishing trust in meeting sustainability goals, and their prospect to flourish as well as to make a political impact. Half of the world's population is aged below 30, but only 2.6% of the world's parliamentarians are under 30. The young generation is the highest educated generation ever in human history. They have higher levels of trust in education and science, they are the most connected generations ever through the internet, and at the same time are emancipating and increasingly looking for purpose and quality of life.

    • 19 min

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