Behavioral Grooves

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Annie Duke

Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space. Her most recent book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When…




Tim Houlihan and Kurt Nelson, PhD

Applying Behavioral Sciences to work and life. Behavioral Grooves is a podcast where Kurt Nelson, Ph.D. and Tim Houlihan, along with their guests, explore the “why we do what we do” question.

Tim founded a consultancy in applied behavioral sciences built on more than a dozen years of working with academic partners from Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Columbia, Quinnipiac, Monmouth, University of Houston, and the University of St. Thomas to name a few.

Kurt earned his doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology and founded his own consultancy more than 20 years ago to focus on the application of behavioral science in corporate settings.  His clients are a who’s who of Fortune 500 companies. Together, we explore the applications of behavioral science with insights from academics, practioners and accidental behavioral scientists. Then we spin stories and talk about musical playlists that somehow tie it all together.


Incredibly insightful stuff. I learn something every episode

I just discovered this podcast a week ago, and I can’t stop listening to it. These guys and the guests they bring on is incredible. Despite the fact that they seemingly know everything there is to know about behavioral science, they still show surprise and wonder when talking with guests about what they do. I work in the business world applying behavioral science though, so Behavioral Grooves scratches all of my itches. Easily the best behavioral science podcast for people who have moved beyond the basics.


Favorite social science podcast

Kurt and Tim — thank you! I’ve been a silent listener for about a year now, and I’d like you both to know that I enjoy every episode! I love the format — especially how you host your ‘grooving’ sessions. As a listener, these sessions help for me to think more critically about your discussion and prompt me to connect ideas that you discussed to other concepts – maybe even one that you discussed in a different episode. You two have great energy, and – don’t tell anyone – but you’ve made me more critical of other podcast hosts. I don’t know how you’re going to maintain this rhythm, but – if you can – please keep it up. I’ll listen!