Choiceology with Dan Heath

Charles Schwab


What happens when intuition fails us? Listen in as Dan Heath shares stories of irrational decision making--from historical blunders to the kinds of everyday errors that could affect your future. Choiceology, an original podcast from Charles Schwab, e...Show More

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Happiness: With Guests Scott Harrison & Mike Norton

29:48 | Dec 10th, 2018

In this episode of Choiceology with Katy Milkman, we examine an old insight about happiness and giving. It’s an insight that is now backed up by behavioral science. The episode begins with a scene from the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. ...Show More

Everybody’s Doing It: With Guests Tyler Hamilton & Todd Rogers

27:49 | Nov 26th, 2018

You’re an independent-minded person. You make choices for yourself based on the best information available. You own your decisions, right or wrong. Right? No so fast. You are, in fact, a social animal. You take many visible and invisible cues on how...Show More

The Temptation of Now: With Guests Richard Thaler & Angela Duckworth

24:47 | Nov 12th, 2018

Most of us would like to think we make decisions for our own good. Presented with the imaginary choice between a bag of salty, greasy potato chips and a healthy salad, you might opt, in principle, for the salad. But what happens when that bag of chip...Show More

Losses Loom Large - With Guests Hank Haney, Dolly Chugh, Maurice Schweitzer

34:10 | Oct 29th, 2018

Winning feels good. Whether it’s nailing a tricky golf shot or landing a big client for your firm, it’s nice to come out on top. But is it the thrill of victory that pushes you to sink that 10-foot putt or compels you to put in a few extra hours at w...Show More

Introducing Season 2 of Choiceology

04:13 | Oct 15th, 2018

Season 2 of Choiceology is coming soon! Dan Heath hands the reins over to new host Katy Milkman for this season. Katy brings an incredible depth of knowledge to the show through her work as a professor of Operations, Information & Decisions at The Wh...Show More

How Tomorrow Feels Today

33:22 | May 14th, 2018

Imagine you’ve just been through a major life event: The birth of a child. A major award. The loss of a job. A divorce. Now picture yourself 10 years in the future and try to imagine how that event affected your overall well-being. Research shows tha...Show More

A Number in Mind

28:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

When you set out to buy something—a car, for example, or a laptop or some small gadget for your kitchen—you analyze the features and the style and the utility of the thing, and then you make a choice. But it turns out that there’s a psychological for...Show More

Swimming with Sharks

29:02 | Apr 9th, 2018

Sometimes it seems as if danger lurks around every corner. News reports of events like plane crashes and shark attacks make grave risk to life and limb feel real and imminent. And while there’s no doubt that risk is a part of life, are these the type...Show More

The Devil's Advocate

27:19 | Mar 26th, 2018

In a world awash in data, you’d think it would be relatively easy to make informed, objective decisions. But there’s a problem that gets in your way, even with all of this information at your fingertips: You see what you want to see. On this episode...Show More

Summit Fever

29:38 | Mar 12th, 2018

Imagine that you’ve put in effort toward a goal, but things haven’t quite worked out the way you hoped. Maybe your goal was more expensive than you expected; maybe it’s taking longer to reach than you thought. So the question is, do you double down a...Show More

The Big Impact of Small Changes

27:26 | Feb 26th, 2018

You don’t make decisions in a vacuum. Context matters, perhaps more than you think. On this episode of Choiceology with Dan Heath, we explore the subtle, sometimes hidden structures that influence your decisions. You’ll see how small changes in the w...Show More

It's Hard To Be Humble

25:12 | Feb 12th, 2018

The Battle of Midway. Saltine crackers. Carnival games. What do these seemingly unrelated things have in common? Well, they’re connected by a common psychological trap—one that affects the way we all make decisions. In this first episode of Choiceolo...Show More

Introducing Choiceology with Dan Heath

02:28 | Jan 19th, 2018

You’re not as rational as you think. In this new podcast, bestselling author Dan Heath performs forensic analysis on decision making. You’ll hear real stories, learn from top experts, and witness informal experiments that demonstrate the mistakes we ...Show More