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No Stupid Questions
No Stupid Questions
Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher

Stephen Dubner (co-author of the Freakonomics book series) and research psychologist Angela Duckworth (author of Grit) really like to ask people questions,... more

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139. Why Do We Get Angry?

What’s the difference between anger and indignation? What’s Angela’s problem with turkey sandwiches? And why wasn’t a "No Stupid Questions"... more

26 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
138. Why is Everyone Having Less Sex?

Are we too busy watching Friends? Is porn driving us apart? And why did New Yorkers stop vacationing in the... more

19 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
137. Are We All Addicted to Ultra-Processed Foods?

Is your favorite treat changing your brain? Why do so many snacks melt in your mouth? And why can’t Stephen... more

12 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
136. Is Sloth a Sin or a Virtue?

How can we distinguish between laziness and patience? Why do people do crossword puzzles? And how is Angie like a... more

05 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
135. What Should You Do on Your Birthday?

Birthdays! Why do Americans prefer Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July to theirs? Why do they make Stephen think of... more

26 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
134. Will You Live to Be 100?

How far would you go to extend your life? What’s the best way to stay sharp as your brain ages?... more

19 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
Why Is It So Hard to Talk About Money? (Ep. 81 Replay)

What’s the connection between conversations about money and financial literacy? Could the taboo against talking about your salary be fading?... more

12 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
133. Can You Really Work on an Airplane?

Are those travelers on their laptops just showing off? Why does V8 taste better at 35,000 feet? And why won't... more

05 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
132. Is It Wrong to Enjoy Yourself While the World Is Burning?

Are things as dire as they seem? How big is your moral circle? And should Angela spend time with her... more

29 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
131. Why Do We Cry?

Is sobbing a survival tactic? What happened when Angela wept in front of her boss? And what do sauerkraut and... more

22 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
No Stupid Questions
139. Why Do We Get Angry?
No Stupid Questions