Stephen J. Dubner and Angela Lee Duckworth
How Can You Convince Someone They’re Wrong?
No Stupid Questions Podcast
Freakonomics Radio, 2021
It can be hard to admit you’re wrong – unless the game rewards the most intellectually humble and open-minded person.
It can be difficult to admit when you’re wrong, especially in a culture that puts so much value on being right. But what if the rules of the game changed to reward the most intellectually humble and open-minded person? Suddenly, admitting your mistakes seems attractive. In this episode of the No Stupid Questions podcast, hosts Angela Duckworth, a psychologist, and Steven Dubner, a journalist, navigate the illusion of human certainty and the sting of rejection. It wouldn’t be a mistake to adopt their sage advice.
About the Podcast
No Stupid Questions is a podcast featuring conversations between journalist Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, and psychologist Angela Duckworth, author of Grit.
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