No Stupid Questions

By Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher

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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. 


Episode Date
24. Why Do We Forget So Much of What We’ve Read?
2033
Also: do we overestimate or underestimate our significance in other people’s lives?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2020
23. Is It Wrong to Crave Praise?
2313
Also: should everyone have their own trauma score? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2020
22. Why Do We Buy Things We’ll Never Use?
1888
Also: how is social media like a knife? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2020
21. How Can You Identify Hidden Talent? With Eric Schmidt.
2103
Also: is there a downside to billionaire philanthropy? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2020
20. Should We Separate the Art From the Artist?
1957
Also: what is the meaning of life? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2020
19. Is There Such a Thing as Good Estrangement?
2059
Also: how do you know if you have a “bad personality”?  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2020
18. How Do You Raise a “Likable” Kid?
1770
Also: what’s so great about friendship? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2020
17. How Can We Get More Virtue and Less ‘Virtue Signaling’?
1943
Also: is it better to be a thinker, a doer, or a charmer? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2020
16. What’s the Downside to Being Goal-Oriented?
1896
Also: how does a cook become a chef? With Gabrielle Hamilton.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2020
15. How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control?
2186
Also: why do we procrastinate?
Aug 23, 2020
14. Are You a Maximizer or a Satisficer?
1440
Also: what is the best question you’ve ever been asked in a job interview?
Aug 16, 2020
13. How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People?
2030
Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation?
Aug 09, 2020
12. Does “As If” Thinking Really Work?
1968
Also: how effective is the placebo effect?
Aug 03, 2020
11. Are Ambitious People Inherently Selfish?
2153
Also: why do we habituate to life’s greatest pleasures?
Jul 27, 2020
10. Why Are Stories Stickier Than Statistics?
1820
Also: are the most memorable stories less likely to be true? 
Jul 20, 2020
9. Why Is It So Hard to Be Alone With Our Thoughts?
2008
Also: how do you avoid screwing up your kids?
Jul 13, 2020
8. Wouldn’t It Be Better to Hear Your Eulogy Before You’re Dead?
2162
Also: how does a comedian cope with tragedy? With Eugene Mirman.
Jul 06, 2020
7. How Do You Handle Criticism?
1815
Also: is it better to send a congratulatory note to someone who deserves it or a condolence note to someone who needs it?
Jun 29, 2020
6. Is Incompetence a Form of Dishonesty?
2349
Also: should we all have personal mission statements?
Jun 22, 2020
5. What Do Tom Sawyer and the Founder of Duolingo Have in Common?
1761
Also: is there such a thing as too much science? With special guest Luis von Ahn.
Jun 15, 2020
4. Does All Creativity Come From Pain?
1897
Also: is life precious because it’s finite?
Jun 08, 2020
3. What Does It Mean to Be a “Hard Worker”?
1591
Also: how does age affect happiness?
Jun 01, 2020
2. What is the Optimal Way to Be Angry?
2083
Also: why do we treat pets better than people?
May 25, 2020
1. Did Covid-19 Kill the Handshake?
2251
Also: why can't humans handle uncertainty already?
May 18, 2020
Introducing "No Stupid Questions"
136
Stephen Dubner, the host of Freakonomics Radio, and Angela Duckworth, the psychologist and author of Grit, explore the weird and wonderful ways in which humans behave. In each episode, they take turns asking each other questions, with conversations ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people. No Stupid Questions permieres May 18th.
Apr 24, 2020