Reviews
the conversations I have with friends over wine but more thoughtful and insightful since Angela and Steve are, well, way smarter than us haha. love love love this short form podcast about big questions as a banter between friends. good to bring up the same topics among friends
greensmile098 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/20
Did Angela’s Father ever meet Jeff Gordon, as DuPont Automotive Finishes was the main sponsor of the number 24 car in NASCAR.
Slick Tumick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/20
You never get bored listening to Angela and Steven. They are hilarious!! With those stupid (Interested) questions you will learn something new. 30 minutes of fun. I live in Dominican Republic and I became a fan of this podcast.
Albadgq via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 09/17/20
I love this podcast. At first I thought it would be aimless meanderings (sorry, name of the title was misleading) but each week has a topic and I’ve taken away many practical applications. I’ve been re-listening to them and love the questions and thoughtful answers (backed by science!) and...Read full review »
HKMamasan via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 09/17/20
Seems like you either love or hate this podcast. Put me in the camp that loves it. Great casual conversation between two friends discussing interesting topics. Learn something new and interesting each episode. It has become one my favourite podcast. Definitely give it a try, you may love (or...Read full review »
Will Mackley via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/15/20
This is one of the most concentrated, informative and humorous podcasts I’ve heard. And a manageable 30 minutes. You can actually use what you learn. Highly recommended!
eat swim read via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
I thoroughly enjoy the No Stupid Questions podcasts, each very insightful. The banter between Steven and Angela makes it easy to listen to. I always look forward to the fact check which gives credibility and context to the discussion. It raises the quality of the podcast and gives a fun...Read full review »
kkbundschuh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/20
This is my favorite podcasts - I love the fact check at the end! I really enjoy the variety of practical topics and the hosts’ witty banter.
Nnc895 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/20
Huge fan of the life advice baked into interesting research of children, adults, grit, and personalities. Please don’t ever stop this podcast. My advice would be to make the episodes longer! Also, reminds me of the question of the day podcast that Dubner made with James Altucher - loves that too.
CG. EE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/20
I used to listen to Freakonomics, but it’s been a while. I’m loving these two! So smart, I get sting topics, and their voices aren’t annoying! I’m learning a lot about human behavior but don’t feel like I’m in school.
Jrich44444 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/20
I enjoy the range of topics in this podcast and find the back and forth banter between Stephen and Angela interesting. It’s fun to speculate and to consider alternate theories. But even though I consider myself someone that values facts, I find the fact checking part of this show absolutely...Read full review »
jln909 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/20
I am an avid Freakonomics listener, but resisted adding another podcast to my (full) rotation. I’m late to the party but boy am I glad I came! There is all the fascinating insight of Freakonomics with bonus warm and teasing banter. Stephen lets his funny side show much more and Angela is...Read full review »
Realangel2 via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 09/08/20
Find a quiet place and listen as soon as it drops. Enlightening, engaging and effervescent!
bonne_idee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/06/20
Why every podcast does not have a brief “fact check” appended, I do not know. I love that this one does. I hope it becomes required for all podcasts. in the same vein, why every podcast does not cite references is beyond me. I love that this podcast does. I hope that it becomes required that...Read full review »
sjobeck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/20
I got to know this Podcast when Angela was invited by Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak on StarTalk about Grit and Perseverance. I was fascinated by Angela’s mindset, and came here to get a little bit more from her! The podcast is really good. They discuss really interesting things that can impact the...Read full review »
mariofilipereira via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 09/04/20
This is an incredible podcast! Every week, I look forward to the conversations these two have about their own lives and psychology, and how they weave the science into the conversation so I always feel like I’m learning. Can’t wait to hear more!
ET podcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/20
The content is fine, but very weird editorialization at the end of every episode from the producer under the guise of some “fact check”. The two hosts are interesting, not the producer’s irrelevant editorial
Anonymous Apple ID via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
She isn't very likableRead full review »
Kaiser Soso via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
Horrible episode. Worse interview. Ms Hamilton could be one of annoying and cloying interviewees of all time. Her self absorption had no limits and she obviously thinks highly of her wit and humor. Ironically I wad in Manhattan last October for a short visit and my sister a devoted foodie...Read full review »
Beavis67 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/20
Great topics, dynamic between these two, and I particularity love Angela's wit and counter-intuitive points. Also love the fact check at the end.Read full review »
Listener Z via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/31/20
I love Dubner on Freakonomics and paired with Duckworth is just the best idea. Two highly intelligent, interesting, articulate people talking about topics that are always interesting. I’m not sure if they just inherently interesting topics or these two make them interesting. It’s something I look...Read full review »
Elkhornkate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/20
They clearly didn’t think this podcast thru. Not much more than casual convo by two people who like themselves very much.
sryitstrue via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/20
Why does it sound as if she is doing a bad job of interviewing for a position. Her voice is gratingly annoying, more uppity than it needs to be along with a heaping cupful of saccharin. (insert puke emoji right here)
tbugera via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/29/20
We all know Stephen is great, but Dr. Duckworth is a podcast gem. So smart, quick witted, interesting, and has a fantastic laugh & sense of humor. Topics are original and fascinating. Thanks for pairing up!
RimesTwo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/20
This podcast is thought-provoking, engaging and fun. Good mix of information and opinions, good flow and excellent dynamics between the two hosts. They come across as genuine, are excellent at quickly conveying the knowledge/experience/opinions they have on a subject and have a nice sense of...Read full review »
AMetricFan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/20
I’ll keep subscribed to this podcast, but I probably won’t be listening for a while. The question themes are thought provoking, but maybe a bit too existential for the current moment... is it possible to ask somewhat less aggressively introspective “non-stupid” questions? Just a thought
JCtacos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/20
I thoroughly enjoy how Angela and Stephen work to make academic research interesting and digestible to a general public audience. They weave in personal narratives that help us understand and wonder at the human condition. They also seem to have a good time doing the podcast - they’re different...Read full review »
the other elizabeth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/20
My new favourite podcast. The topics are down to earth and applicable. It’s amazing to feel like a fly on the wall, listening to two incredibly intelligent people have the discussions I crave on topics I’ve wondered about. The episode about satisficers and maximizers contained research that...Read full review »
Monica Krane via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/22/20
Too much in the fact checks.
JGiquel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/20
Enjoying this podcast - interesting to get their takes on many different topics. This is certainly a cut above the drivel of conversational nonsense elsewhere. My only gripe is that my personality - being from the British Isles - is quite different to Angela Duckworth. Humility is not a strong...Read full review »
Leemjeem via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/19/20
This is my favorite podcast! Thanks, folks.
kgarvin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/20
Just going off of one episode, He’s on point even when he’s not. Thank you for your side and thoughts. Rebecca thanks for the fact checks!! Angela, good luck with your anger!
ashbeut26 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/20
This is the show I look forward to every Sunday! Steve Dupner and Angela Duckworth put together a show integrates psychology, economics into a fun and intelligent conversation.
Yan22182 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/20
Im here on Coach Holtmann s recommendation. Go Bucks!
Picklemo9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
I enjoy this as well as Freakonomics. You really shouldn’t let JiffyLube advertise on here. You can get more reputable advertising. JiffyLube is a criminal enterprise that lures unsuspecting people in with promises of a cheap oil change or repair, then they lie about unnecessary repairs or...Read full review »
Mike from Saturn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
This is Dubner and Duckworth airing their dirty laundry. In particular, I’ve not developed any trust of Angela’s opinions yet so when a whole episode is dominated by her own evaluation of herself, it comes across as whiny, narcissistic, and tiring. Her strong resume does not translate into...Read full review »
Fred the Cyclist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
I love learning about insightful studies, hearing interesting quotes, and thinking about probing questions, and that’s exactly what I get plenty of with this podcast!
P.P. Bub via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/20
Thank you both for the the thoughtful conversation and ideas it always sparks my curiosity and keeps me coming back to learn more. Keep creating - this is a valuable show!
Chukwukere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/20
I’m in!
T-0dd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/20
I hate running but the back and forth between these two keeps my brain engaged the whole time I’m working out. Inevitably, the run is over and I feel a bit more enlightened - how can you beat it?
TwiggyTitian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/20
Reading our self-isolated minds!
nvmnova via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/09/20
Love how casual it is! I always finish listening with some new insights.
hooplah6468 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/09/20
Dubner and Duckworth are two people getting invited to my fantasy dinner list. They ask intriguing questions and give you researched answers that make you want to host a party (not right now!!) to drop knowledge bombs on your guests. Make yourself smarter, make yourself laugh. Great for family...Read full review »
Die Femme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/20
This is a nice podcast...but it’s really just a pair of friends talking. There is no thesis or meaningful conclusions...just random thoughts...sure it’s sort of fun but not really valuable. It’s just listening to a pair of highly educated people showing how smart they are and how much reading...Read full review »
Treynolds61 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/20
A podcast that is a fun listen and leaves you feeling a little smarter when you are done! Win win for me...
Falonleigh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
Yep, way better!! After all, a couple of self-absorbed academics pontificating in academese? What a delight! Actually, it is. Dubner and Duckworth are incredibly engaging and interesting. Their knowledge base is wide and deep and they talk about the subjects in a very fun way. I’ve been...Read full review »
jmkstl1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
How does habituate align with habituate?
Ceebeaux via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/20
Every episode is about an interesting and thought-provoking topic. I love Angela and Steven’s chemistry too. One of the few podcasts that keeps me thoroughly engaged from beginning to end. Also, the fact-checks at the end are a nice touch. :) Keep the episodes coming please! 💙
Maddsteroni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
I can’t believe this is the same host from another podcast that I have previously enjoyed. Stephen is obnoxious. He comes of so arrogant and it just gets worse each episode. I can no longer listen to this because of him.
Dees145 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/27/20
I can’t take all of the “likes” Angela chooses to communicate by. I have to turn it off. Intriguing content. I have a ton of respect for the written word of both and like their humor and vibe.
WestSF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/20
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