21 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
    • 4.6 • 846 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. 

    Should We Separate the Art From the Artist?

    Should We Separate the Art From the Artist?

    Also: what is the meaning of life?

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    • 32 min
    Is There Such a Thing as Good Estrangement?

    Is There Such a Thing as Good Estrangement?

    Also: how do you know if you have a “bad personality”? 

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    • 34 min
    How Do You Raise a “Likable” Kid?

    How Do You Raise a “Likable” Kid?

    Also: what’s so great about friendship?

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    • 29 min
    How Can We Get More Virtue and Less ‘Virtue Signaling’?

    How Can We Get More Virtue and Less ‘Virtue Signaling’?

    Also: is it better to be a thinker, a doer, or a charmer?

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    • 32 min
    What’s the Downside to Being Goal-Oriented?

    What’s the Downside to Being Goal-Oriented?

    Also: how does a cook become a chef? With Gabrielle Hamilton. 

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    • 31 min
    How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control?

    How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control?

    Also: why do we procrastinate?

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
846 Ratings

846 Ratings

#1Alana ,

Smart

It’s so refreshing to listen to intelligent conversation. Thank you

nick1234561234123 ,

Excellent

Very thoughtful, dare I say data-driven, and pretty funny. Steven and Angela really do a great job with this podcast. I’m a bit bias though because I’m a long time freakenomics listener.

uncle jrue ,

No stupid questions

I started listening to this since I enjoy freakanomics, but I now find myself drawn more to this podcast than freakanomics. There is something about the openness of the show that keeps the conversation interesting and sticks with me throughout the day. Very helpful way to start the day. On to something really good here.

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