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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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28. Why Do We Hoard?

28. Why Do We Hoard?

2020-11-2230:102

Also: do you spend more time thinking about the past, the present, or the future? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: why is behavior change so darn hard?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: what’s so great about New York City anyway? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: is it wrong to feel inured to the pandemic?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: do we overestimate or underestimate our significance in other people’s lives?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: should everyone have their own trauma score? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: how is social media like a knife? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: is there a downside to billionaire philanthropy? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: what is the meaning of life? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: how do you know if you have a “bad personality”?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: what’s so great about friendship? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: is it better to be a thinker, a doer, or a charmer? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: how does a cook become a chef? With Gabrielle Hamilton.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: why do we procrastinate? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: what is the best question you’ve ever been asked in a job interview? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: how effective is the placebo effect? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: why do we habituate to life’s greatest pleasures? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: are the most memorable stories less likely to be true?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Also: how do you avoid screwing up your kids? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Comments (15)

Elena Dreyzin

I also remember this moment from “Tree Grows in Brooklyn”!

Nov 1st
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David Nicol

There is so much wrong with this episode I really hope you guys understand the errors of your logic.

Oct 28th
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ana

amazing!!!!!!

Oct 26th
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Mustafa Thunder

thinkers, doers, charmers! interesting concept!

Sep 8th
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Mustafa Thunder

tell me what question I should ask you that the answer will convince me to hire you. woooow!

Aug 22nd
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Mustafa Thunder

wow this lady said it: ultimately it comes down to this: do you want to feel better or get better? also another nugget: how can you extract the positive information you get from social comparison and leave out the negative, self sabotaging ones?

Aug 14th
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Top Clean

Outstanding Episode. (^^,)

Jul 6th
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Top Clean

Outstanding Episode (^^,)

Jul 6th
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Top Clean

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

Jul 3rd
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Jeff Namnum

easily the best, best, fact check ever done.

Jul 1st
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Rose Destefano

I really enjoy this podcast..love 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
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Samyak Dhar Tuladhar

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

Jun 8th
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Peji

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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