65 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 122 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. 

    How Can You Escape a Drama Triangle?

    How Can You Escape a Drama Triangle?

    Also: how do awards affect motivation?

    • 39 min
    Should We Just Ignore Our Weaknesses?

    Should We Just Ignore Our Weaknesses?

    Also: why do we like what we like?

    • 33 min
    Why Do We Complain?

    Why Do We Complain?

    Also: what do you really mean when you say you “don’t have time”?

    • 32 min
    Do Dreams Actually Mean Anything?

    Do Dreams Actually Mean Anything?

    Also: why is music so memorable?

    • 38 min
    How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (Ep. 13 Rebroadcast)

    How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (Ep. 13 Rebroadcast)

    Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation?

    • 34 min
    What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

    What’s So Gratifying About Gossip?

    Also: why do people hate small talk?

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Ale_83_b ,

One of my favorite podcasts

It’s fun and entertaining. The hosts have very good chemistry.

charrrrrrrrmander ,

Interesting topics

The topics are so interesting and thought provoking. I enjoyed listening them a lot!

Watashi Bear ,

Always interesting

Such a refreshing podcast where Angela and Stephen have good banter about anything and everything. As another curious person I enjoy hearing their answers to each other’s questions

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