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Stitcher and Freakonomics Radio partner for new show No Stupid Questions, coming May 18

PRESS RELEASE — April 28, 2020

New York NY, USA—Podcast industry leader Stitcher has partnered with Freakonomonics Radio for a new podcast “No Stupid Questions.” The show is hosted by Stephen Dubner (“Freakonomics Radio”) and Angela Duckworth (Grit). A trailer is available HERE.

Dubner and Duckworth have spent years exploring the weird and wonderful ways in which humans behave — Dubner as the host of “Freakonomics Radio” and Duckworth as a research psychologist and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. They both like to ask a lot of questions, and have come to believe there’s really no such thing as a stupid one. On “No Stupid Questions,” they put this belief to the test, exploring topics ranging from friendship and parenting to immortality and whether dogs are better than people. The resulting podcast is incisive, humane, and occasionally charming.

No Stupid Questions premieres May 18, with new episodes available every Monday. Listeners can subscribe now on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere podcasts are available.

About Stephen Dubner

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and podcast host. He is co-author of the Freakonomics books, which have sold millions of copies in 40 languages, and host of Freakonomics Radio, which gets 8 million global monthly downloads and is heard by millions more on NPR stations and other radio outlets.

About Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth is founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Angela’s TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time. Her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a No. 1 New York Times best seller.

About “Freakonomics Radio”

Each week, “Freakonomics Radio” explores the hidden side of everything — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and you’ll learn things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do).

About Stitcher

Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app is one of the world’s most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service. Stitcher is also parent to Midroll, the leading podcast advertising network representing over 300 of the world’s largest podcasts. And, it is home to top-ranked comedy podcast network Earwolf. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, Midroll was founded in 2010 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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