For this seventh episode, we are talking with Nason Maani and May van Schalkwyk. They are two of the authors of a highly important and innovative research article that we have discussed on the podcast previously. Their paper is called “Dark Nudges and Sludge in Big Alcohol: Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Biases, and Alcohol Industry Corporate Social Responsibility”.
This week we highlight two alcohol issues that we think deserve special attention. In policy and science news, we talk about the latest Global Burden of Disease study, its key findings and what they mean for alcohol policy-making. And in the Big Alcohol Watch we discuss evidence from Ireland about the child rights harm due to alcohol and the delay in implementing the Public Health Alcohol Act.

EPISODE 07 – THE ALCOHOL ISSUES PODCAST

Episode 7 of Movendi International’s weekly conversation about the latest alcohol issues in policy and science and new alcohol industry revelations is now available on SpotifyApple podcast and Podbean.

For this seventh episode, we are talking with Nason Maani and May van Schalkwyk. Nason is a Harkness Fellow at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. May is a public health doctor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. They are two of the authors of a highly important and innovative research article that we have discussed on the podcast previously. Their paper is called “Dark Nudges and Sludge in Big Alcohol: Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Biases, and Alcohol Industry Corporate Social Responsibility”.

This week we highlight two alcohol issues that we think deserve special attention. 

In policy and science news, we talk about the latest Global Burden of Disease study, its key findings and what they mean for alcohol policy-making. And in the Big Alcohol Watch we discuss evidence from Ireland about the child rights harm due to alcohol and the delay in implementing the Public Health Alcohol Act.

This week’s in-depth conversation

The conversation with Nason and May was even joined by Kristina Sperkova, the President of Movendi International and a studied psychologist.

In our conversation with May and Nason, we talk about the findings of their research and what the findings mean in the larger context of social norms and healthy environments and behaviors.

Their research is innovative because it applies well-studied concepts of behavioral economics and how human psychology works to the field of prevention and reduction of alcohol harms. In discussing with May and Nason, we learn how the alcohol industry deliberately exploits cognitive biases and we get to understand better how information and campaigns to increase recognition of alcohol harms could be designed.

With May and Nason, we enjoyed a mind-blowing  conversation about how the human mind works, how the alcohol industry exploits this and about what could be done to better promote health and well-being in an evidence-based way.

https://movendi.ngo/reports/dark-nudges-and-sludge-in-big-alcohol/

Resources for the conversation with May and Nason

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  1. Dark Nudges and Sludge in Big Alcohol: Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Biases, and Alcohol Industry Corporate Social Responsibility.
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  2. Find the video here…

Weekly alcohol issues highlights

This week we highlight two alcohol issues that we think deserve special attention.

In policy and science news, we talk about the latest Global Burden of Disease study, its key findings and what they mean for alcohol policy-making.

And in the Big Alcohol Watch we discuss evidence from Ireland about the child rights harm due to alcohol and the delay in implementing the Public Health Alcohol Act.

Listen to episode 7

Listen to episode 7 of the Alcohol Issues podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

You can find the brand new episode on Apple podcasts, here. You can listen to the latest episode on Spotify. And you can find episode 7 of the Alcohol Issues podcast on Podbean, here.

All previous podcast episodes are also available on all platforms, along with show notes and more background material.


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