No Stupid Questions

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Interesting and fun psych podcast. Every podcast should have a fact checker at the end.

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Research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of "Grit") and tech and sports executive Mike Maughan really like to ask people questions, and they believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they have 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. Join the Freakonomics Radio Plus membership program for weekly member-only episodes of Freakonomics Radio. You’ll also get every show in our network without ads. To sign up, visit our show page on Apple Podcasts or go to freakonomics.com/plus.

Episode Date
200. What’s the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy?
Jun 16, 2024
199. What Makes a Good Gathering?
Jun 09, 2024
198. What Does It Mean to Be “Cool”?
Jun 02, 2024
197. Is It Wrong to Lie to Children?
May 26, 2024
Extra: Angela Duckworth on “Masters of Scale”
May 23, 2024
196. What’s Wrong With Being a Little Neurotic?
May 19, 2024
195. Can You Be Too Nice?
May 12, 2024
194. Is It Okay to Be an Introvert?
May 05, 2024
193. Are You as Conscientious as You Think You Are?
Apr 28, 2024
Should You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone?
Apr 21, 2024
191. Can You Change Your Personality?
Apr 14, 2024
190. What’s the Point of Nostalgia?
Apr 07, 2024
189. When Should You Trust Your Gut?
Mar 31, 2024
188. Why Do Kids Today Get So Many A’s?
Mar 24, 2024
187. Is Fear Running Your Life?
Mar 17, 2024
186. Do You Need a Routine?
Mar 10, 2024
185. Do You Need Closure?
Mar 03, 2024
184. Are You Doing Too Much?
Feb 25, 2024
183. Does Free Will Exist, and Does It Matter?
Feb 18, 2024
182. Is It Good or Bad to Keep Secrets?
Feb 11, 2024
181. What’s So Great About Meritocracy?
Feb 04, 2024
180. What Makes Some Objects Feel Special?
Jan 28, 2024
179. Can You Really “Manifest” Success Through Positive Visualization?
Jan 21, 2024
178. Do Kids Need More Independence?
Jan 14, 2024
177. What Does Success Look Like?
Jan 07, 2024
63. How Contagious Is Behavior? With Laurie Santos of “The Happiness Lab.” (Replay)
Dec 31, 2023
176. Why Is It So Hard to Make Decisions?
Dec 24, 2023
175. Why Is Astrology So Popular?
Dec 17, 2023
174. What’s the Point of I.Q. Testing?
Dec 10, 2023
173. How Important Is Your Choice of Words?
Dec 03, 2023
149. Is It Harder to Make Friends as an Adult? (Replay)
Nov 26, 2023
172. Is Marriage Worth It?
Nov 19, 2023
171. Where Is the Line Between Exaggeration and Lying?
Nov 12, 2023
170. Are We Getting Lonelier?
Nov 05, 2023
169. Can We Disagree Better?
Oct 29, 2023
168. Would You Be Happier if You Were More Creative?
Oct 22, 2023
167. Is GPS Changing Your Brain?
Oct 15, 2023
166. Are You Suffering From Burnout?
Oct 08, 2023
165. Do "Generations" Mean Anything?
Oct 01, 2023
164. Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?
Sep 24, 2023
163. Does Your DNA Determine Your Weight?
Sep 17, 2023
162. How Can You Be Kinder to Yourself?
Sep 10, 2023
161. How Effective Are Ultimatums?
Sep 03, 2023
160. How Do You Like Me Now?
Aug 27, 2023
159. How Much Personal Space Do You Need?
Aug 20, 2023
158. Bigger Fish, or Bigger Pond?
Aug 13, 2023
157. How Can You Get Closer to the People You Care About?
Aug 06, 2023
156. How Do You Connect With Someone You Just Met?
Jul 30, 2023
155. How Do You Deal With Big Life Changes?
Jul 23, 2023
154. Why Is There So Much Social Pressure Around Alcohol?
Jul 16, 2023
153. Should You Spend More Time in Nature?
Jul 09, 2023
152. What’s the Worst Kind of Regret?
Jul 02, 2023
151. Is It Okay to Be Average?
Jun 25, 2023
150. Why Do People Get Scammed?
Jun 18, 2023
149. Is It Harder to Make Friends as an Adult?
Jun 11, 2023
Do You Savor or Gobble? (Ep. 91 Replay)
Jun 04, 2023
148. What Is Fun, Exactly?
May 28, 2023
147. Is Nudging Enough?
May 21, 2023
146. How Do You Avoid Freezing Under Pressure?
May 14, 2023
145. Do You Have a Scarcity Mindset or an Abundance Mindset?
May 07, 2023
144. What Should Be the Eighth Deadly Sin?
Apr 30, 2023
143. How Sinful Are "No Stupid Questions" Listeners?
Apr 23, 2023
142. Is Pride the Worst Sin?
Apr 16, 2023
141. Is Greed Good?
Apr 09, 2023
140. Is Envy Healthy?
Apr 02, 2023
139. Why Do We Get Angry?
Mar 26, 2023
138. Why is Everyone Having Less Sex?
Mar 19, 2023
137. Are We All Addicted to Ultra-Processed Foods?
Mar 12, 2023
136. Is Sloth a Sin or a Virtue?
Mar 05, 2023
135. What Should You Do on Your Birthday?
Feb 26, 2023
134. Will You Live to Be 100?
Feb 19, 2023
Why Is It So Hard to Talk About Money? (Ep. 81 Replay)
Feb 12, 2023
133. Can You Really Work on an Airplane?
Feb 05, 2023
132. Is It Wrong to Enjoy Yourself While the World Is Burning?
Jan 29, 2023
131. Why Do We Cry?
Jan 22, 2023
130. Why Is It So Hard to Resist Temptation?
Jan 15, 2023
129. Why Do We Cheat, and Why Shouldn’t We?
Jan 08, 2023
What’s So Great About Retirement? (Ep. 87 Replay)
Jan 01, 2023
128. How Can You Give Better Gifts?
Dec 25, 2022
127. How Can You Be a Better Communicator?
Dec 18, 2022
126. Why Do People Love Horror Movies?
Dec 11, 2022
125. Should We Replace Umpires With Robots?
Dec 04, 2022
124. How Do You Stop Grinding Your Teeth?
Nov 27, 2022
123. What’s Wrong With Coveting?
Nov 20, 2022
When Is It OK to Tell a Lie? (Replay from Ep. 66)
Nov 13, 2022
122. Is Family Overrated?
Nov 06, 2022
121. How Good Are Your Snap Judgments?
Oct 30, 2022
120. Why Are Rich Countries So Unhappy?
Oct 23, 2022
119. J***s C****t, Angela, Why Are You Such a F***ing Potty-Mouth?
Oct 16, 2022
118. How Do You Keep Winter From Getting You Down?
Oct 09, 2022
117. What’s Wrong With Holding a Grudge?
Oct 02, 2022
116. Do People Pay Attention to Signs?
Sep 25, 2022
115. Are You Having a Midlife Crisis?
Sep 18, 2022
114. Can You Learn to Love Hard Work?
Sep 11, 2022
113. How Can You Improve Your Mental Endurance?
Sep 04, 2022
112. Is It Okay to Hate Highbrow Culture?
Aug 28, 2022
111. Would You Be Happier if You Lived Someplace Else?
Aug 21, 2022
110. Why Is Angela Stepping Down as C.E.O. of the Nonprofit She Founded?
Aug 14, 2022
What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received? (Replay from Ep. 65)
Aug 07, 2022
109. What Is the Purpose of Embarrassment?
Jul 31, 2022
108. Should You Try to Be Less Angry?
Jul 24, 2022
107. Is It Worth It for Charities to Harass Their Donors?
Jul 17, 2022
106. Did Your Early Childhood Determine the Course of Your Life?
Jul 10, 2022
How Does Facing Death Change Your Life? (Replay from Ep. 49)
Jul 03, 2022
105. Should You Give Kids an Allowance or Make Them Get Jobs?
Jun 26, 2022
104. How Simple Is Too Simple?
Jun 19, 2022
103. Should Toilets Be Free?
Jun 12, 2022
102. What’s So Bad About Nepotism?
Jun 05, 2022
101. Are You Really "Addicted" to Diet Coke?
May 29, 2022
100. Is It Weird for Adults to Have Imaginary Friends?
May 22, 2022
99. Do You Mind if I Borrow Your Personality?
May 15, 2022
98. Is Having Children Worth It?
May 08, 2022
97. Are Women Really Less Happy Than Men?
May 01, 2022
96. Why Is Chick-fil-A Such a Big Deal?
Apr 24, 2022
95. What’s So Bad About Denial?
Apr 17, 2022
94. What to Do When Everything Looks Like a Catastrophe?
Apr 10, 2022
93. Does the Early Bird Really Catch the Worm? Or Could the Night Owl Get There First?
Apr 03, 2022
92. Is Poor Nutrition a Supply Problem or a Demand Problem?
Mar 27, 2022
91. Do You Savor or Gobble?
Mar 20, 2022
90. If America Is a Train Wreck, Why Am I Doing Fine?
Mar 13, 2022
89. How Valuable Is Enthusiasm?
Mar 06, 2022
88. Is Self-Improvement Too Selfish?
Feb 27, 2022
87. What’s So Great About Retirement?
Feb 20, 2022
86. Should We All Be Taking More Long Shots?
Feb 13, 2022
85. Is Emotional Intelligence Really So Important?
Feb 06, 2022
84. Why Do We Find So Much Meaning in Meaningless Coincidences?
Jan 30, 2022
83. Can You Change Your Mind Without Losing Face?
Jan 23, 2022
82. Which Is More Powerful: Reward or Punishment?
Jan 16, 2022
81. Why Is It So Hard to Talk About Money?
Jan 09, 2022
80. Is a “Success Hangover” Real?
Jan 02, 2022
79. Why Do We Root for Underdogs?
Dec 26, 2021
78. Why Do We Put Things Off Until the Very Last Minute?
Dec 19, 2021
77. How Can You Avoid Boredom?
Dec 12, 2021
76. Why Can’t Baby Boomers and Millennials Just Get Along?
Dec 05, 2021
Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar? (NSQ Ep. 30 Replay)
Nov 28, 2021
75. How Do You Deal With Intrusive Thoughts?
Nov 21, 2021
74. Does Reverse Psychology Really Work?
Nov 14, 2021
73. Is It Okay to Engage in “Social Loafing”?
Nov 07, 2021
72. If Everyone Hates Meetings, Why Do We Have So Many of Them?
Oct 31, 2021
71. Why Is Pig Milk the One Milk We Don’t Drink?
Oct 24, 2021
How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future? (NSQ Ep. 31 Replay)
Oct 17, 2021
70. In a Job Interview, How Much Does Timing Matter?
Oct 10, 2021
69. How Can You Convince Someone They’re Wrong?
Oct 03, 2021
68. Why Do We Want What We Can’t Have?
Sep 26, 2021
67. How Can You Escape Binary Thinking?
Sep 19, 2021
66. When Is It OK to Tell a Lie?
Sep 12, 2021
Why Do We Forget So Much of What We’ve Read? (Ep. 24 Rebroadcast)
Sep 05, 2021
65. What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?
Aug 29, 2021
Why Do We Buy Things We Never Use? (Rebroadcast From Ep.22)
Aug 22, 2021
64. Are Women Required to Be Nicer Than Men?
Aug 15, 2021
63. How Contagious Is Behavior? With Laurie Santos of “The Happiness Lab.”
Aug 08, 2021
62. How Can You Escape a Drama Triangle?
Aug 01, 2021
61. Should We Just Ignore Our Weaknesses?
Jul 25, 2021
60. Why Do We Complain?
Jul 18, 2021
59. Do Dreams Actually Mean Anything?
Jul 11, 2021
How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (Ep. 13 Rebroadcast)
Jul 04, 2021
58. What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?
Jun 27, 2021
57. Which Incentives Are Best at Boosting Vaccination, and Why?
Jun 20, 2021
56. Why Is Academic Writing So Bad?
Jun 13, 2021
55. What Changes Will Stick When the Pandemic Is Gone?
Jun 06, 2021
54. Do You Really Need a Muse to Be Creative?
May 30, 2021
53. What’s the Secret to Making a Great Prediction?
May 23, 2021
52. How Much Should We Be Able to Customize Our World?
May 16, 2021
51. What Separates Humans From Other Animals?
May 09, 2021
50. Are You as Observant as You Think?
May 02, 2021
49. How Does Facing Death Change Your Life?
Apr 25, 2021
48. Do Good Deeds Invite More Bad Ones?
Apr 18, 2021
47. Is Laziness Real?
Apr 11, 2021
46. How Can You Stop Feeling So Irritable?
Apr 04, 2021
45. How Much Better Do You Really Want to Be?
Mar 28, 2021
44. Is Empathy in Fact Immoral?
Mar 21, 2021
43. What Do We Really Learn From Failure?
Mar 14, 2021
42. How Does When You Are Born Affect Who You Are?
Mar 07, 2021
41. Why Are We So Attracted to Fame?
Feb 28, 2021
40. Have We All Lost Our Ability to Compromise?
Feb 21, 2021
39. Is Everybody Cheating These Days?
Feb 14, 2021
38. What Does It Mean to Be a “Good” Man?
Feb 07, 2021
37. How Do You Know if People Don’t Like You?
Jan 31, 2021
36. Which Matters More, a First or Last Impression?
Jan 24, 2021
35. Does Psychotherapy Actually Work?
Jan 17, 2021
34. Are Humans Smarter or Stupider Than We Used to Be?
Jan 10, 2021
33. Is Optimism a Luxury Good?
Jan 03, 2021
How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control? (Ep. 15 Rebroadcast)
Dec 27, 2020
32. Which Gets You Further: Talent or Effort?
Dec 20, 2020
31. How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future?
Dec 13, 2020
30. Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?
Dec 06, 2020
29. How Do You Know When It’s Time to Quit?
Nov 29, 2020
28. Why Do We Hoard?
Nov 22, 2020
27. How Should You Ask for Forgiveness?
Nov 15, 2020
26. Do Checklists Make People Stupid?
Nov 08, 2020
25. Is Hedonism Better Than Self-Control?
Nov 01, 2020
24. Why Do We Forget So Much of What We’ve Read?
Oct 25, 2020
23. Is It Wrong to Crave Praise?
Oct 18, 2020
22. Why Do We Buy Things We’ll Never Use?
Oct 11, 2020
21. How Can You Identify Hidden Talent? With Eric Schmidt.
Oct 04, 2020
20. Should We Separate the Art From the Artist?
Sep 27, 2020
19. Is There Such a Thing as Good Estrangement?
Sep 20, 2020
18. How Do You Raise a “Likable” Kid?
Sep 13, 2020
17. How Can We Get More Virtue and Less ‘Virtue Signaling’?
Sep 06, 2020
16. What’s the Downside to Being Goal-Oriented?
Aug 30, 2020
15. How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control?
Aug 23, 2020
14. Are You a Maximizer or a Satisficer?
Aug 16, 2020
13. How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People?
Aug 09, 2020
12. Does “As If” Thinking Really Work?
Aug 03, 2020
11. Are Ambitious People Inherently Selfish?
Jul 27, 2020
10. Why Are Stories Stickier Than Statistics?
Jul 20, 2020
9. Why Is It So Hard to Be Alone With Our Thoughts?
Jul 13, 2020
8. Wouldn’t It Be Better to Hear Your Eulogy Before You’re Dead?
Jul 06, 2020
7. How Do You Handle Criticism?
Jun 29, 2020
6. Is Incompetence a Form of Dishonesty?
Jun 22, 2020
5. What Do Tom Sawyer and the Founder of Duolingo Have in Common?
Jun 15, 2020
4. Does All Creativity Come From Pain?
Jun 08, 2020
3. What Does It Mean to Be a “Hard Worker”?
Jun 01, 2020
2. What is the Optimal Way to Be Angry?
May 25, 2020
1. Did Covid-19 Kill the Handshake?
May 18, 2020
Introducing "No Stupid Questions"
Apr 24, 2020