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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.

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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.

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    191. Can You Change Your Personality?

    191. Can You Change Your Personality?

    Are you the same person you were a decade ago? Do we get better as we age? And is your sixth-grade class clown still funny?

    • 39 min
    190. What’s the Point of Nostalgia?

    190. What’s the Point of Nostalgia?

    Is it dangerous to live in the past? Why is Disney remaking all of its classic movies? And why does Angela get sentimental over a cup of soup and a free roll?

    • 35 min
    189. When Should You Trust Your Gut?

    189. When Should You Trust Your Gut?

    Does instinct trump expertise? Can playing poker improve your intuition? And why did Angela jump off of a moving trolley car?

    • 40 min
    188. Why Do Kids Today Get So Many A’s?

    188. Why Do Kids Today Get So Many A’s?

    Is grade inflation on the rise? How much does your G.P.A. matter in the long run? And when did M.I.T., of all places, become “the cool university”?

    • 41 min
    187. Is Fear Running Your Life?

    187. Is Fear Running Your Life?

    How can you summon courage when you’re terrified? Is hiking more dangerous than skiing? And what is the stupidest thing that Mike has ever done?

    • 39 min
    186. Do You Need a Routine?

    186. Do You Need a Routine?

    Would you be more adventurous if you had more structure? Do you multitask while brushing your teeth? And what would Mike’s perfect brother Peter do?

    • 38 min

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