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.
What Separates Humans From Other Animals?
Also: why do people pace while talking on the phone?
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?
Love this so much
I loveee this podcast. This got me thinking a lot and I actually learned things from it which is great. Glad that I found this thoughtful and meaningful podcast. It’s delightful to listen to and so how make me relax a bit. ❤️❤️❤️
Like eavesdropping on smart people
I love this podcast. At first I thought it would be aimless meanderings (sorry, name of the title was misleading) but each week has a topic and I’ve taken away many practical applications. I’ve been re-listening to them and love the questions and thoughtful answers (backed by science!) and subsequent one up questions and responses. Their banter is endearing - like listening to old friends debate important issues. Keep up the good work!