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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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    • 4.8, 37 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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    Wouldn’t It Be Better to Hear Your Eulogy Before You’re Dead?

    Also: how does a comedian cope with tragedy? With Eugene Mirman.

    • 36 min
    How Do You Handle Criticism?

    How Do You Handle Criticism?

    Also: is it better to send a congratulatory note to someone who deserves it or a condolence note to someone who needs it?

    • 30 min
    Is Incompetence a Form of Dishonesty?

    Is Incompetence a Form of Dishonesty?

    Also: should we all have personal mission statements?

    • 39 min
    What Do Tom Sawyer and the Founder of Duolingo Have in Common?

    What Do Tom Sawyer and the Founder of Duolingo Have in Common?

    Also: is there such a thing as too much science? With special guest Luis von Ahn.

    • 29 min
    Does All Creativity Come From Pain?

    Does All Creativity Come From Pain?

    Also: is life precious because it’s finite?

    • 31 min
    What Does It Mean to Be a “Hard Worker”?

    What Does It Mean to Be a “Hard Worker”?

    Also: how does age affect happiness?

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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

Blue 12445 ,

Fantastic :-)

Great podcast and very thought provoking!

Xyfaj ,

BRILLIANT

This podcast just flows so well. It’s refreshing to listen to 2 intelligent, communicative and funny people just chewing the fat. It makes me happy, thank you!

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