36 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 • 1.2K 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. 

    Are Humans Smarter or Stupider Than We Used to Be?

    Are Humans Smarter or Stupider Than We Used to Be?

    Also: how can you become a more curious person?

    • 35 min
    Is Optimism a Luxury Good?

    Is Optimism a Luxury Good?

    Also: why is public speaking so terrifying? 

    • 38 min
    How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control? (Ep. 15 Rebroadcast)

    How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control? (Ep. 15 Rebroadcast)

    Also: why do we procrastinate?

    • 37 min
    Which Gets You Further: Talent or Effort?

    Which Gets You Further: Talent or Effort?

    Also: where is the line between acronyms, initialisms, and gibberish? 

    • 33 min
    How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future?

    How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future?

    Also: which professions have the happiest people?

    • 36 min
    Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?

    Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?

    Also: is a little knowledge truly a dangerous thing?

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Ckarolp ,

Love it!

This podcast is so interesting and enjoyable to listen to. I love hearing the episodes and look forward to listening each week.

wahine809 ,

Delightful, intelligent banter

Between two serious but accessible and fun researchers. Great topics! And Stephen has the best laugh/chortle ever.

Ali Schu ,

Thank you

I always look forward to this podcast!

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