4 episodes

Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth have spent years exploring the weird and wonderful ways in which humans behave — Dubner as the host of Freakonomics Radio, Duckworth as a research psychologist and author of Grit. They both like to ask a lot of questions, and have come to believe there’s really no such thing as a stupid one. With No Stupid Questions, they put this belief to the test, with conversations ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people. The resulting podcast is incisive, humane, and occasionally charming. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.5, 78 Ratings

Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth have spent years exploring the weird and wonderful ways in which humans behave — Dubner as the host of Freakonomics Radio, Duckworth as a research psychologist and author of Grit. They both like to ask a lot of questions, and have come to believe there’s really no such thing as a stupid one. With No Stupid Questions, they put this belief to the test, with conversations ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people. The resulting podcast is incisive, humane, and occasionally charming. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network. 

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    • 34 min
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    • 37 min
    Introducing "No Stupid Questions"

    Introducing "No Stupid Questions"

    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 premieres May 18th.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Jjmorrr ,

Disappointing

Disappointed. Subjective and content lacking. Nothing like the Freakonomics podcast, which is great. Will try it again later once the bugs have been ironed out

HoustonPark ,

Four stars

I like the concept, I like the title, and I like the intention. However, from time to time both hosts seem a little too pretentious not in a plausible way but in an off-putting way. This is aside from the educational background, demographical cohort, political affiliations, etc attached to the hosts. Aside from this, I do think that the podcast itself possesses a lot of potential and merit, so keep it up!

Willrach ,

Garbage

Garbage

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