Spur Radio is a podcast of politics, art and ideas, produced by the Literary Review of Canada

Latest episode

14 Jul July


How is financial risk quantified by those within the system, and what are the human factors – gut feelings, hormones and/or emotions – that impact that?

From risky lending practices, to packaged financial instruments like mortgage-backed securities no-one really understood, the post-mortem on the financial crisis revealed the degree to which human irrationality, bias and cognitive errors drove the financial decisions of those at the top. Rotman School of Business Professor Dilip Soman sits down with ...

About the podcast

Spur Radio is a podcast of politics, art and ideas. We feature conversations that take place across the country as part of the Spur Festival, produced by the Literary Review of Canada.

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There was a time when political affiliation was passed down through generations, when families stood by political parties through thick ...