Why Is It So Hard to Be Alone With Our Thoughts? (NSQ Ep. 9)

Also: how do you avoid screwing up your kids?

Wouldn’t It Be Better to Hear Your Eulogy Before You’re Dead? (NSQ Ep. 8)

Also: how does a comedian cope with tragedy? With Eugene Mirman.

How Do You Handle Criticism? (NSQ Ep. 7)

Also: is it better to send a congratulatory note to someone who deserves it or a condolence note to someone who needs it? 

Is Incompetence a Form of Dishonesty? (NSQ Ep. 6)

Also: should we all have personal mission statements?

Introducing “No Stupid Questions” (Ep. 422)

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.

Does All Creativity Come From Pain? (NSQ Ep. 4)

Also: is life precious because it’s finite? 

What Does It Mean to Be a “Hard Worker”? (NSQ Ep. 3)

Also: how does age affect happiness? 

What Is the Optimal Way to Be Angry? (NSQ Ep. 2)

Also: why do we treat pets better than people?

Did Covid-19 Kill the Handshake? (NSQ Ep. 1)

Also: why can't humans handle uncertainty already?

What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)? (Ep. 418)

Three university presidents try to answer our listeners’ questions. The result? Not much pomp and a whole lot of circumstance.