Choiceology with Katy Milkman
By Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
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Can we learn to make smarter choices? Wharton professor Katy Milkman 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, explores the lessons of behavioral economics, exposing the psychological traps that lead to expensive mistakes. Season 1 of Choiceology was hosted by Dan Health, bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch. Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options.
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Thought-provoking and engaging
Dan Heath is an engaging host and each episode is well-crafted and thought-provoking. As a UK listener it took me a while to work out that Charles Schwab was a bank, though!