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Stephen Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics book series) and research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of Grit) really like to ask people questions, and came to believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they made a podcast where they can ask each other as many “stupid questions” as they want. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.

Stephen Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics book series) and research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of Grit) really like to ask people questions, and came to believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they made a podcast where they can ask each other as many “stupid questions” as they want. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.

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United States

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Stephen Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics book series) and research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of Grit) really like to ask people questions, and came to believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they made a podcast where they can ask each other as many “stupid questions” as they want. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.

Language:

English


Episodes

How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future? (NSQ Ep. 31 Replay)

10/17/2021
Also: which professions have the happiest people?

Duration:00:40:33

70. In a Job Interview, How Much Does Timing Matter?

10/10/2021
Also: why is it smart to ignore what your podcast hosts look like?

Duration:00:37:41

69. How Can You Convince Someone They’re Wrong?

10/3/2021
Also: what’s the best way to handle rejection?

Duration:00:40:29

68. Why Do We Want What We Can’t Have?

9/26/2021
Also: why are humans still so tribal?

Duration:00:36:47

67. How Can You Escape Binary Thinking?

9/19/2021
Also: why is it so satisfying to find a bargain?

Duration:00:40:30

66. When Is It OK to Tell a Lie?

9/12/2021
Also: is obsessing over your mental health bad for your mental health?

Duration:00:37:39

Why Do We Forget So Much of What We’ve Read? (Ep. 24 Rebroadcast)

9/5/2021
Also: do we overestimate or underestimate our significance in other people’s lives?

Duration:00:36:34

65. What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

8/29/2021
Also: why don’t you need a license to become a parent?

Duration:00:40:42

Why Do We Buy Things We Never Use? (Rebroadcast From Ep.22)

8/22/2021
Also: why do we hoard? (Rebroadcast From Ep. 28)

Duration:00:33:09

64. Are Women Required to Be Nicer Than Men?

8/15/2021
Also: should you feel guilty if you don’t read books?

Duration:00:39:10

63. How Contagious Is Behavior? With Laurie Santos of “The Happiness Lab.”

8/8/2021
Also: life is good — so why aren’t you happy?

Duration:00:40:25

62. How Can You Escape a Drama Triangle?

8/1/2021
Also: how do awards affect motivation?

Duration:00:41:24

61. Should We Just Ignore Our Weaknesses?

7/25/2021
Also: why do we like what we like?

Duration:00:34:49

60. Why Do We Complain?

7/18/2021
Also: what do you really mean when you say you “don’t have time”?

Duration:00:33:00

59. Do Dreams Actually Mean Anything?

7/11/2021
Also: why is music so memorable?

Duration:00:39:05

How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (Ep. 13 Rebroadcast)

7/4/2021
Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation?

Duration:00:34:37

58. What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

6/27/2021
Also: why do people hate small talk?

Duration:00:38:19

57. Which Incentives Are Best at Boosting Vaccination, and Why?

6/20/2021
Also: what does your desired superpower say about you?

Duration:00:37:32

56. Why Is Academic Writing So Bad?

6/13/2021
Also: what does your perfect day look like?

Duration:00:39:47

55. What Changes Will Stick When the Pandemic Is Gone?

6/6/2021
Also: would you take a confirmation-bias vaccine?

Duration:00:38:29