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?
Also: how can you become a more curious person?
Is Optimism a Luxury Good?
Also: why is public speaking so terrifying?
How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control? (Ep. 15 Rebroadcast)
Also: why do we procrastinate?
Which Gets You Further: Talent or Effort?
Also: where is the line between acronyms, initialisms, and gibberish?
How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future?
Also: which professions have the happiest people?
Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?
Also: is a little knowledge truly a dangerous thing?
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This podcast is so interesting and enjoyable to listen to. I love hearing the episodes and look forward to listening each week.
Delightful, intelligent banter
Between two serious but accessible and fun researchers. Great topics! And Stephen has the best laugh/chortle ever.
I always look forward to this podcast!