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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 338 Ratings

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.

    Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar? (NSQ Ep. 30 Replay)

    Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar? (NSQ Ep. 30 Replay)

    Also: is a little knowledge truly a dangerous thing?

    • 36 min
    75. How Do You Deal With Intrusive Thoughts?

    75. How Do You Deal With Intrusive Thoughts?

    Also: how much does confidence really matter?

    • 39 min
    74. Does Reverse Psychology Really Work?

    74. Does Reverse Psychology Really Work?

    Also: does knowing your family history affect your identity?

    • 37 min
    73. Is It Okay to Engage in “Social Loafing”?

    73. Is It Okay to Engage in “Social Loafing”?

    Also: why is it so great to be part of a team, even when you lose?

    • 32 min
    72. If Everyone Hates Meetings, Why Do We Have So Many of Them?

    72. If Everyone Hates Meetings, Why Do We Have So Many of Them?

    Also: why do so many people feel lost in their 20s?

    • 38 min
    71. Why Is Pig Milk the One Milk We Don’t Drink?

    71. Why Is Pig Milk the One Milk We Don’t Drink?

    Also: what’s a food you love that seems disgusting to everyone else?

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
338 Ratings

338 Ratings

R Chidiac ,

Practical intelligence

Intelligent with extreme applicability to LIFE.
Both hosts are succinct, cohesive, broad minded, in and out of the box thinkers in their approach to mostly bread and butter human affairs and nature.
Despite their sharp witted bantering, Steve and Angela have tremendous respect for each other and it shines through despite the immersive topic of discussion.
Your podcast has HIJACKED the primal purpose of my iPhone.
I thank you personally, as a couple, as a source of information, even the tone of your voices as it breaks the drone-ni-ness of a typical podcast.
Then again, with Both being knowledgeable about human nature, you have struck the ultimate mix.
THANK YOU

bumbl3bbb ,

So glad I found this podcast

I came across this podcast by chance and it has become one of my my favourite shows. The co-hosts have great chemistry. The topics are interesting and I really like the fact checks at the end of each episode. Keep up the great work!!

Rinmer ,

Love this show

I have been a Stephen Dubner fan for a long time— listen to every Freakonomics podcast. But this show takes my fanship to another level. The interplay between the Angela and Stephen is fantastic. They obviously like and admire each other and I feel like they are being their authentic selves. An absolute pleasure to listen to and learn from…. Thank you.

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