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?
Angela accidentally discovers the secret to a good night’s sleep
How Does Facing Death Change Your Life?
Also: why are we so bad at assessing risk?
Do Good Deeds Invite More Bad Ones?
Also: what is the most significant choice you will ever make?
Is Laziness Real?
Also: why do we dislike being alone in public?
How Can You Stop Feeling So Irritable?
Also: what’s wrong with being impatient?
How Much Better Do You Really Want to Be?
Also: why do we pad our speech with so much filler language?