212 episodes

Research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of "Grit") and tech and sports executive Mike Maughan really like to ask people questions, and they believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they have 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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No Stupid Questions Freakonomics Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

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Research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of "Grit") and tech and sports executive Mike Maughan really like to ask people questions, and they believe there’s no such thing as a stupid one. So they have 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.

Join the Freakonomics Radio Plus membership program for weekly member-only episodes of Freakonomics Radio. You’ll also get every show in our network without ads. To sign up, visit our show page on Apple Podcasts or go to freakonomics.com/plus.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Extra: Angela Duckworth on “Masters of Scale”

    Extra: Angela Duckworth on “Masters of Scale”

    WaitWhat C.E.O. Jeff Berman interviews Angela about “grit-scaling” and her unlikely path to academic celebrity.

    • 33 min
    196. What’s Wrong With Being a Little Neurotic?

    196. What’s Wrong With Being a Little Neurotic?

    Is there any upside to negative emotions? What can comedians teach us about dealing with pain? And why did Angela eat off of a stranger’s plate at a sushi bar?

    • 38 min
    195. Can You Be Too Nice?

    195. Can You Be Too Nice?

    Where is the line between a good guy and a doormat? Do people with sharp elbows make more money? And why did Angela’s mother give away her birthday present?
    Take the Big Five inventory: freakonomics.com/bigfive

    • 38 min
    194. Is It Okay to Be an Introvert?

    194. Is It Okay to Be an Introvert?

    What’s the difference between being introverted and being shy? What are extroverts so cheerful about? And does Angela’s social battery ever run out?
    Take the Big Five inventory: freakonomics.com/bigfive

    • 35 min
    193. Are You as Conscientious as You Think You Are?

    193. Are You as Conscientious as You Think You Are?

    Is it really that important to make your bed? What’s the benefit of hiring a lazy person? And how many cups of spinach can Mike fit in a red Solo cup?
    Take the Big Five inventory: freakonomics.com/bigfive

    • 39 min
    Should You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone?

    Should You Get Out of Your Comfort Zone?

    What do the most creative people have in common? How open-minded are you, really? And what’s wrong with ordering eggs Benedict?
    Take the Big Five inventory: freakonomics.com/bigfive

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Ari Tanglao ,

The podcast EVERYONE should listen to!!!

I love NSQ and literally wait for the new episodes to come out every week. I’ve recommended almost every episode to friends and can’t wait to hear more of Stephen’s and Angela’s insights. Their conversations will really get you thinking!

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