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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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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. 

    Are You as Observant as You Think?

    Are You as Observant as You Think?

    Angela accidentally discovers the secret to a good night’s sleep

    • 34 min
    How Does Facing Death Change Your Life?

    How Does Facing Death Change Your Life?

    Also: why are we so bad at assessing risk? 

    • 39 min
    Do Good Deeds Invite More Bad Ones?

    Do Good Deeds Invite More Bad Ones?

    Also: what is the most significant choice you will ever make?

    • 38 min
    Is Laziness Real?

    Is Laziness Real?

    Also: why do we dislike being alone in public?

    • 32 min
    How Can You Stop Feeling So Irritable?

    How Can You Stop Feeling So Irritable?

    Also: what’s wrong with being impatient?  

    • 38 min
    How Much Better Do You Really Want to Be?

    How Much Better Do You Really Want to Be?

    Also: why do we pad our speech with so much filler language?

    • 37 min

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