Does Psychotherapy Actually Work? (NSQ Ep. 35)

Also: how many “selves” is it okay to have?

Are Humans Smarter or Stupider Than We Used to Be? (NSQ Ep. 34)

Also: how can you become a more curious person?

Season 10, Episode 19

Why do so many promising solutions — in education, medicine, criminal justice, etc. — fail to scale up into great policy? And can a new breed of “implementation scientists” crack the code? To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet)” and No Stupid […]

Is Optimism a Luxury Good? (NSQ Ep. 33)

Also: why is public speaking so terrifying?

How Much of Your Life Do You Actually Control? (NSQ Ep. 15 Rebroadcast)

Also: why do we procrastinate?

Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar? (Ep. 445)

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?

Which Gets You Further: Talent or Effort? (NSQ Ep. 32)

Also: where is the line between acronyms, initialisms, and gibberish?

How Much Do Your Friends Affect Your Future? (NSQ Ep. 31)

Also: which professions have the happiest people?

Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar? (NSQ Ep. 30)

Also: is a little knowledge truly a dangerous thing?

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Quit? (NSQ Ep. 29)

Also: why is it so hard to predict success?