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Author: Freakonomics Radio

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Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth have spent years exploring the weird and wonderful ways in which humans behave — Dubner as the host of Freakonomics Radio, Duckworth as a research psychologist and author of Grit. They both like to ask a lot of questions, and have come to believe there’s really no such thing as a stupid one. With No Stupid Questions, they put this belief to the test, with conversations ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people. The resulting podcast is incisive, humane, and occasionally charming. New episodes each week. No Stupid Questions is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
14 Episodes
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Stephen Dubner, the host of Freakonomics Radio, and Angela Duckworth, the psychologist and author of Grit, explore the weird and wonderful ways in which humans behave. In each episode, they take turns asking each other questions, with conversations ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people. No Stupid Questions premieres May 18th.
Comments (9)

Top Clean

Outstanding Episode. (^^,)

Jul 6th

Top Clean

Outstanding Episode (^^,)

Jul 6th

Top Clean

Thanks for the very good Podcast. (^^,) About anything between heaven and your ears. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jul 3rd

Jeff Namnum

easily the best, best, fact check ever done.

Jul 1st
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Rose Destefano

I really enjoy this the topics,hosts insights and even the fact check at the end! I really think the title does not do this justice..maybe "let's ponder that thought " vs no stupid questions..should have been i the running!!

Jun 28th

Samyak Dhar Tuladhar

Very Good Podcast. One prediction that can be genuinely predicted is that predictions will fail most of the time

Jun 8th


I guess culture to culture this U curve (although It’s average) could be varies. In collectivist culture for instance in Middle East some bottom lines of happiness such as middle life crises or so on are nonsense to people.

Jun 1st
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