Reviews
First: this is the perfect podcast format. Content, break, content, FACT CHECK, credits, outtake. Often, the fact check makes me laugh the hardest through the episode. Rebecca’s cheerful sass makes my day. The content’s also great. You’ll hear about lots of fun, often relatable...Read full review »
artifaxiom via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/06/22
I always learn new insights and feel emotionally positive as I listen to this podcast. It is obvious you have great mutual respect for each other and can take on an incredible variety of content. Thanks for sharing joy!
pww rebulon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/22
Just the podcast I need. Hosts are great together.
janawag via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/22
If you like intelligent and fun conversation this is the show for you. I listen everyday. The news just makes you mad. Freakonomics makes you better.
benny hopper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/22
Love the fact check because it makes the conversation seems realistic and natural. Love the interesting topics. Can you please make an episode on self-sustaining lifestyle and living off-grid? Mk
Classical music enthusiast via Apple Podcasts · Malaysia · 07/01/22
I love listening to Stephen and Angela converse. I’m particular about the podcasts I listen to when it comes to the speakers’ voices and articulation. They speak so eloquently and are a pleasure to listen to. Even if the topic isn’t of interest to me, I still enjoy listening. Their conversation...Read full review »
Belleatx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/22
The podcast I listen to every week: I wish I had stumbled on it after 300 episodes had been produced because it’s the kind of thing I would binge-consume, but no, I’m left waiting for each weekly episode like a 1980’s sitcom! This is my absolute favorite podcast. I laugh out loud while learning...Read full review »
Britta Lou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/22
An excellent podcast, always very interesting.
dldnh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/22
Positive note: I love listening to this podcast! It’s entertaining and I like the pace conversation is at. They cover such a wide range of topics and I also like that they share speaking time pretty equally which is not always the case with co-hosted pods. Critical note: They try to leave...Read full review »
michelle_listens via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/22
Stephen spends too much time talking about himself. I would like to hear more from Angela about research results in Psychology.
Freddie Freescale via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/22
Great podcast. Among my favs
drbobmc via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/18/22
What an enjoyable podcast! Your humor and your informative show so often put a smile on my face! Thanks for the great discussions that delight and inform.
pamerj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/22
Kinda disappointed Angela came out as left of center. Politics didn’t need to be a part of this show, and the very concept of grit seems to be so antithetical to progressive ideals. Also, why did they jump to controversy, social justice, and boycotts in the Chick-fil-A episode? Are people...Read full review »
Gaiduwbak579 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/22
The concept is okay, but some of the topics they choose need a deeper conversation. Take the Chick-fil-a episode: it seemed more like a marketing gimmick than an in-depth convo about all the bad reasons (on top of the unique ways mentioned) that the company is profitable, such as exploitation of...Read full review »
listener_kc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/22
Are women less happy then men? Yes. Yes they are. Why? Go on you two. You can say it. THE PATRIARCHY. Talk about glossing over the actual issue. And on top of it all, Dubner’s attempt at humor in the closing where he talks over Angela in a ridiculous attempt at tying up the episode with humor is...Read full review »
harmony451 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/22
I’ve listened to all 100 episodes . Absolutely love the thought provoking topics mixed with personal touches , humor and self-deprication. Thanks so much
BdcEuchregirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/22
I started listening “No stupid questions “ from the beginning that made me par social right?
ya jimjimo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/22
This is my number one parasocial friendship. I have listened to every episode and share Angela’s fondness for alliteration. I am enjoy the variety of topics.
BoePHil via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/22
The chemistry between Steven and Angela is great. Like a delicious snack, this show is always over too soon. I learn, I laugh, I feel—everything I want out of a podcast!
CougarBen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/22
Great show but the producers robot voice is super distracting. Almost makes me want to skip. Try just talking normally, it’s a podcast not the Evening News with Walter Cronkite.
nycjordan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
I absolutely love this podcast!! The topics are always relevant and the hosts banter makes it 100% worth it.
Katie K Patrick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
Been listening to this show since the beginning - fan of the Freakonomics universe in general - love the dynamic between Steve and Angela. Still stands as my favorite podcast and the special Sunday treat to my feed every week. Keeping rocking the fun conversations , and I’ll keep loving this...Read full review »
cpusinelli via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
Thanks for sharing those great time with me!
Nick_w2 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 05/23/22
Entertaining, informative and fun to listen to! Also easy to follow.. great duo!! Thanks!
jenna marbles (: via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
I really enjoy the topics you talk about in this podcast, but I think what I most enjoy is the relationship between Angela and Stephen. You always make me smile when I listen to your conversations. Oh, and I really appreciate the fact-checking section 👍🏽. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 100th episode!
Luz-y-Traducciones via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/22
Really enjoyed Angela and Steve’s podcast
2018 thxgiving via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/22
I listen most Sunday and enjoy the discussions and the information that you share with us. I’ve referred most of my friends to your podcast because I think the time spent listening to you in some cases challenge my beliefs other times it confirms my perspective and it also informs me why those...Read full review »
2020guanaco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/22
Fascinating discussions. Great rapport between hosts.
CoffeeIsBest via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/22
I don’t miss an episode! Love Stephen and Angela’s chemistry and banter. Love the fact checking at the end. Love the casual conversation style. Keep up the great work!
Silly flea via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/12/22
Educational but fun at the same time. Intriguing topics and insightful commentary. 10/10 would recommend.
Anna0126543 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/22
Have just relistened to episode 97. Totally love the contemplation of women having a different happiness conditions in our society.
ghffvvvcdrfghbbbcddgvj via Apple Podcasts · Czech Republic · 05/10/22
In episode 34 when Angela talks about the books I was like, well, I’m reading a 17 book series that I am 15 books into... I think I got that covered.
gddtgijp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/22
Listener input is a waste of time. Topics have been less interesting since the switch to one topic per episode.
lrhhrl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/22
There are so many podcasts available to listen to that I don’t listen to anything that isn’t 5 star worthy. NSQ has done a phenomenal job at meeting that standard. I think the key is that the hosts have great chemistry and knowledge bases. They’ve found the sweet spot between researching a topic...Read full review »
Nickname1792804 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/22
This podcast is rich with info, and so entertaining. Love it!
littlepieceofsass via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/22
I really admire Angela and steven’s work and books. These podcasts are exactly what I hoped they’d be. Respectful but not too serious, Informative yet not too technical, educational but not full of medi-jargon. Plus, they’re fun friends to listen to. Great banter and personal stories! I’ve...Read full review »
margofaz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/22
Liberal woke boicots doesn’t works. Chick-n-Fillet is good. The episode tried to start a boicot against Chick-n-Fillet because the owners are Christians. This is shameful but it is what the liberals do. People who promote boicots tend to believe they are superior beings that somehow have a higher...Read full review »
carlojav via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/22
This is the only podcast that I listen to as soon as it is out. It is a great way to start the week. I highly recommend.
Doc Wright via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/22
This show used to be interesting and engaging but, in the last year, has gotten dull and uninformed. I feel as though they used to discuss topics that had weight to them and provided interesting evidence and opinion on multiple sides, more conversational than freakonomics yet still educational....Read full review »
kyleroyce via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/22
No stupid questions is my favourite podcast. It’s not just interesting and relevant to my life and my work, it’s also credible. Angela and Stephen are top-shelf experts, but they don’t just share their own opinions in this podcast. They cite other experts for each topic that makes the content...Read full review »
pgp24 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/20/22
Dear Stephen and Angela, I love your show. You consistently I model true curiosity with respect in your conversations. I am so grateful. I just want to pass on a recommended podcast episode on Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Radio Lab July 23, 2021 They broaden the scope and history of the death...Read full review »
CrTree via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/22
The hosts are at the top of their game in this podcast with great chemistry and ease of conversation. The topics and take on them are great and strike the perfect balance for a podcast during a morning walk.
green new deal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/22
A little baffled that one of the hosts of this show is so uninterested and disengaged in politics/media. It kinda made me not want to listen to her opinions anymore. Like why are you doing this podcast if you are so above current events?
Schatzie44 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/22
I can’t get enough of Angie and Dubner, these two are just so good 😄
JoshuaPeters via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/27/22
The energy is great, irreverent at times but always informative.
NakNakGNJ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/27/22
As a former radio exec who dealt with talent, this is a masterclass in the elusive chemistry that brings two talents together to create something more. Now as an executive and team coach I enjoy the curiosity and challenge. And even better it makes my morning run in Oxfordshire easier!
DirkAnthony1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/22
I really wanted to love the new format but something is just off. I haven’t finished an episode since the new format aired. I don’t love how the viewer comments cut in the middle - it breaks the flow. I feel like Stephen has lost his love of podcasting. To be fair you can’t blame the guy he’s...Read full review »
Pjl13 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/15/22
Very informative in an informal way. I always get some gems from each episode.
glimadoll via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/22
This used to be better but it’s super boring now. Maybe it’s just me but I’m over it.
brain2trust via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/06/22
The off-the-cuff conversational approach is a nice counterpoint to the carefully produced Freakonomics Radio. Many conversation based podcasts are little more than opinionated blowhards yammering away, but these are charming exchanges between two highly knowledgeable people sharing genuinely...Read full review »
Art_Teacher_Mr_F via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/22
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