Also: is there such a thing as too much science? With special guest Luis von Ahn.
In this new addition to the Freakonomics Radio Network, co-hosts Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth discuss the relationship between age and happiness. Also: does all creativity come from pain? New episodes of No Stupid Questions are released every Sunday evening — please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Also: is it better to send a congratulatory note to someone who deserves it or a condolence note to someone who needs it?
Also: how does a comedian cope with tragedy? With Eugene Mirman.
Also: are the most memorable stories less likely to be true?
Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation?
Also: what is the best question you’ve ever been asked in a job interview?
Also: how does a cook become a chef? With Gabrielle Hamilton.
In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict. To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “How to Make Meetings Less Terrible” and “How . . .
Also: is it better to be a thinker, a doer, or a charmer?
Also: is there a downside to billionaire philanthropy?
Also: do we overestimate or underestimate our significance in other people’s lives?
In this episode of No Stupid Questions — a Freakonomics Radio Network show launched earlier this year — Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth debate why we watch, read, and eat familiar things during a crisis, and if it might in fact be better to try new things instead. Also: is a little knowledge truly as dangerous as they say?
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