Question Of The Day

Question Of The Day

Synopsis

Question of the Day is the show for listeners who are short on time and long on curiosity. It is a fast-paced conversation between author and entrepreneur James Altucher and Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner: two smart, unconventional thinkers who have been talking together for years, often over a long-running backgammon match. Now they are letting you in on the game, too. You will quickly become addicted to their wonderful, wry observations as they ponder each Question of the Day. The answers await you every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Episodes

  • 177. How Do You Say Goodbye?
    Duration: 18min | 08/09/2016
  • 176. Friendships at Age 50
    Duration: 15min | 07/09/2016
  • 175. Who Sets the First Number in a Negotiation?
    Duration: 20min | 06/09/2016
  • 174. Would Politics Work Better If Everyone Was Informed and Voted?
    Duration: 21min | 01/09/2016
  • 173. Does Anyone Actually Like Donald Trump?
    Duration: 14min | 31/08/2016
  • 172. What Is the Right Amount of Lazy to Be?
    Duration: 18min | 30/08/2016
  • 171. One Way Ticket To Mars
    Duration: 16min | 25/08/2016
  • 170. What One Law Would You Get Rid Of?
    Duration: 15min | 24/08/2016
  • 169. What Can Marina Franklin Teach Us About Comedy?
    Duration: 19min | 23/08/2016
  • 168. How Do You Handle Your Friends' Successes?
    Duration: 17min | 18/08/2016
  • 167. Do Selfies Cause Weight Awareness?
    Duration: 17min | 17/08/2016
  • 166. How Do You Overcome a Bad Crowd?
    Duration: 26min | 16/08/2016
  • 165. Altucher Fashion and Exercise
    Duration: 15min | 11/08/2016
  • 164. What Is The Most Entertaining Olympic Event?
    Duration: 15min | 10/08/2016
  • 163. Are Games a Waste of Time?
    Duration: 18min | 09/08/2016
  • 162. Is the Internet Making Us an Angrier Society?
    Duration: 16min | 04/08/2016
  • 161. Is Professional Writing Dead?
    Duration: 16min | 03/08/2016
  • 160. How Can You Shake Up Your Work Life After Age 40?
    Duration: 20min | 02/08/2016
  • 159. Are White People Squeamish About Race Discussions?
    Duration: 18min | 28/07/2016
  • 158. How Do You Get Over Social Anxiety?
    Duration: 18min | 27/07/2016
  • 157. How Do You Make White People Laugh?
    Duration: 20min | 26/07/2016
  • 156. What Have You Retained from College?
    Duration: 18min | 21/07/2016
  • 155. How Do I Become an Explorer?
    Duration: 18min | 20/07/2016
  • 154. Hi, May We Speak to President Obama?
    Duration: 19min | 19/07/2016
  • 153. What's the Best Way for a Teenager to Make Money?
    Duration: 11min | 14/07/2016
  • 152. How Do You Exercise Your Question Asking Muscle?
    Duration: 15min | 13/07/2016
  • 151. How Do I Learn to Perform Better Under Pressure?
    Duration: 17min | 12/07/2016
  • 150. Dragons, Dinosaurs, and Unicorns
    Duration: 17min | 07/07/2016
  • 149. The Cash's Out of the Bag
    Duration: 19min | 06/07/2016
  • 148. Powers of Observation
    Duration: 14min | 05/07/2016
  • 147. Why Is There Still World Hunger?
    Duration: 16min | 30/06/2016
  • 146. Business Ideas for Millennials
    Duration: 18min | 29/06/2016
  • 145. Is Fruit Bad for You?
    Duration: 16min | 28/06/2016
  • 144. Photograph of the Day
    Duration: 18min | 23/06/2016
  • 143. Why Isn't Soccer More Popular in the US?
    Duration: 20min | 22/06/2016
  • 142. How Much Does a Bestselling Author Earn?
    Duration: 18min | 21/06/2016
  • 141. What Do You Wish You Knew About Adult Life as a Teenager? - Pt 2
    Duration: 12min | 16/06/2016
  • 140. What Do You Wish You Knew About Adult Life as a Teenager? - Pt 1
    Duration: 16min | 15/06/2016
  • 139. Is It Better to Be a Generalist or a Specialist?
    Duration: 18min | 14/06/2016
  • 138. Planes, Trains, and Bus Window Seats
    Duration: 15min | 09/06/2016
  • 137. Are Any Wars Justifiable?
    Duration: 18min | 08/06/2016
  • 136. How Can You Enjoy Museums With Children?
    Duration: 15min | 07/06/2016
  • 135. Impossible Interview Questions - Volume 2
    Duration: 20min | 02/06/2016
  • 134. Why Do We Fabricate Memories?
    Duration: 16min | 01/06/2016
  • 133. Family Ties
    Duration: 20min | 31/05/2016
  • 132. Does Humor Have An Expiration Date?
    Duration: 20min | 26/05/2016
  • 131. What Are The Benefits of Experimenting Every Day?
    Duration: 16min | 25/05/2016
  • 130. Who is A.J. Jacobs?
    Duration: 19min | 24/05/2016
  • 129. Is Being Mediocre Good Enough?
    Duration: 20min | 19/05/2016
  • 128. Does Burning Bridges Work?
    Duration: 15min | 18/05/2016
  • 127. What Excuse Do You Want to Stop Making?
    Duration: 12min | 17/05/2016
  • 126. Is New York City Becoming Americanized?
    Duration: 15min | 12/05/2016
  • 125. Life Changing Advice
    Duration: 19min | 11/05/2016
  • 124. The United States of QOD
    Duration: 16min | 10/05/2016
  • 123. When Is Cursing Appropriate?
    Duration: 17min | 08/05/2016
  • 122. What Are Some Experiences That Everyone Raves About That You Just Don't Like?
    Duration: 16min | 05/05/2016
  • 121. What Are Your Secrets for Coping with Rejection?
    Duration: 19min | 04/05/2016
  • 120. Would You Ever Eat Bargain Sushi?
    Duration: 16min | 03/05/2016
  • 119. Why Do People Believe Compliments but Not Criticism?
    Duration: 18min | 28/04/2016
  • 118. How Can Deliberate Practice Help Adults Learn New Skills?
    Duration: 19min | 27/04/2016
  • 117. How Can I Develop a Good BS Detector?
    Duration: 16min | 26/04/2016
  • 116. What Constitutes an Expert?
    Duration: 16min | 21/04/2016
  • 115. What Are the Keys to Health and Longer Living?
    Duration: 19min | 20/04/2016
  • 114. What Can You Learn From Your Biggest Career Mistake?
    Duration: 18min | 19/04/2016
  • 113. Could Donald Trump Be a Good President?
    Duration: 19min | 14/04/2016
  • 112. Is Healthcare a Privilege or a Right?
    Duration: 17min | 13/04/2016
  • 111. How Do You Become an Interesting Person?
    Duration: 16min | 12/04/2016
  • 110. Who Has Saved The World?
    Duration: 21min | 07/04/2016
  • 109. Are There Facts?
    Duration: 14min | 06/04/2016
  • 108. What's the Future of Podcasting?
    Duration: 14min | 05/04/2016
  • 107. Special Guest Tim Ferriss: Does Altruism Actually Exist?
    Duration: 22min | 31/03/2016
  • 106. Question for Tim Ferriss: How Do You Find out What You're Uniquely the Best At?
    Duration: 17min | 30/03/2016
  • 105. What Do You Wish You Knew Before Becoming a Parent?
    Duration: 19min | 29/03/2016
  • 104. How Much Money Do You Need to Quit Everything and Retire?
    Duration: 18min | 24/03/2016
  • 103. What's The Last Thing You Quit?
    Duration: 19min | 23/03/2016
  • 102. Would Libraries Be Invented Today?
    Duration: 16min | 22/03/2016
  • 101. Good Grief!
    Duration: 19min | 17/03/2016
  • 100. How Many Creative Projects Should a Person Work on Simultaneously?
    Duration: 16min | 16/03/2016
  • 99. The Butter People of Northern New Zealand
    Duration: 13min | 15/03/2016
  • 98. How Do You Use Your Time Efficiently?
    Duration: 18min | 10/03/2016
  • 97. What If Your Uber Driver Is Less Than 'Uber'?
    Duration: 19min | 09/03/2016
  • 96. What Happens in the Writers' Room of a Hit TV Show?
    Duration: 20min | 08/03/2016
  • 95. The Long and Short(hand) of It
    Duration: 14min | 03/03/2016
  • 94. How Important Is the President of the United States?
    Duration: 17min | 02/03/2016
  • 93. Why Are Some Drugs Legal?
    Duration: 19min | 01/03/2016
  • 92. How Can You Quickly Solve Impatience?
    Duration: 16min | 25/02/2016
  • 91. What Has Performing Stand-Up Comedy Taught You?
    Duration: 17min | 24/02/2016
  • 90. Should You Vote?
    Duration: 14min | 23/02/2016
  • 89. Question of the Day Live! - Part 3
    Duration: 20min | 18/02/2016
  • 88. Question of the Day Live! - Part 2
    Duration: 19min | 17/02/2016
  • 87. Question of the Day Live! - Part 1
    Duration: 20min | 16/02/2016
  • 86. How Do You Learn to Say No?
    Duration: 16min | 11/02/2016
  • 85. What Does It Take To Make a Living in Entertainment?
    Duration: 13min | 10/02/2016
  • 84. What is the Value of Free?
    Duration: 16min | 09/02/2016
  • 83. What Are Your Goals for 2016?
    Duration: 19min | 04/02/2016
  • 82. Aggression, What Is It Good For?
    Duration: 12min | 03/02/2016
  • 81. Historical Fiction
    Duration: 16min | 02/02/2016
  • 80. How Do Stephen and Manoush Spend the First Hours of Their Days?
    Duration: 15min | 29/01/2016
  • 79. Are Personal Websites Still Necessary?
    Duration: 20min | 28/01/2016
  • 78. Can Money Really Buy Happiness?
    Duration: 17min | 27/01/2016
  • 77. Can You Take Some Constructive Criticism?
    Duration: 20min | 26/01/2016
  • 76. How Much Does the Economy Depend on People Buying Crap?
    Duration: 20min | 25/01/2016
  • 75. What Makes Intelligent People Intelligent?
    Duration: 23min | 21/01/2016
  • 74. The Church of Starbucks
    Duration: 15min | 20/01/2016
  • 73. Is Writing Like You Speak a Good Idea?
    Duration: 17min | 19/01/2016
  • 72. What Are Some Habits That Have Improved Your Life?
    Duration: 12min | 14/01/2016
  • 71. Early Bird or Night Owl?
    Duration: 14min | 13/01/2016
  • 70. Is Graduate School a Necessary Step Towards Success?
    Duration: 19min | 12/01/2016
  • 69. What Are Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Smarter?
    Duration: 15min | 07/01/2016
  • 68. Regrets
    Duration: 16min | 06/01/2016
  • 67. What Mind Tricks Do You Know?
    Duration: 20min | 05/01/2016
  • 66. Advice for Aspiring Journalists and Podcasters
    Duration: 17min | 31/12/2015
  • 65. Should I Prepare My Kids to Become Billionaires?
    Duration: 11min | 30/12/2015
  • 64. Why Do Some Podcasts Have Such Bad Audio Quality?
    29/12/2015
  • 63. The Summer Subway Sneezing Glove
    24/12/2015
  • 62. The Five Things I Do Much Better (and Worse) Than Most People - Stephen Edition
    23/12/2015
  • 61. The Five Things I Do Much Better (and Worse) Than Most People - James Edition
    22/12/2015
  • 60. What Is the Most Important Issue You Face as a Manager?
    17/12/2015
  • 59. How Do I Improve My Personal Finances?
    16/12/2015
  • 58. What Lessons Did You Learn From Your Best Boss?
    15/12/2015
  • 57. What Is a Good New Year's Resolution to Make?
    10/12/2015
  • 56. Charitable Giving at the Holidays
    09/12/2015
  • 55. Holiday Cocktail Hour
    08/12/2015
  • 54. Turkey Time!
    03/12/2015
  • 53. Blue Christmas
    02/12/2015
  • 52. The Inefficiency of Gift Giving
    01/12/2015
  • 51. Incompetence to Competence
    26/11/2015
  • 50. I Guess This Is Growing Up
    25/11/2015
  • 49. Marriage Troubles With Children
    24/11/2015
  • 48. QOD's Family Vacation
    19/11/2015
  • 47. New Ventures for Middle-Aged Men
    18/11/2015
  • 46. Anonymous Anger Issues
    17/11/2015
  • 45. Depression
    13/11/2015
  • 44. (Internet) Sources of Contention
    12/11/2015
  • 43. Fortunately It's Not All About Fortune
    11/11/2015
  • 42. The Big Reveal
    10/11/2015
  • 41. Listeners Respond! - James Altucher, Bionic Man MK II
    09/11/2015
  • 40. The Many Ways to Be Rich (or Poor)
    06/11/2015
  • 39. Common Mistakes of First-Time Entrepreneurs
    05/11/2015
  • 38. Walking Away From Explosions
    04/11/2015
  • 37. Adult Adoption (For Fun & Profit)
    03/11/2015
  • 36. Does Marketing Pay Off?
    02/11/2015
  • 35. Fleeting Happiness
    30/10/2015
  • 34. Are You There Stephen? It's Me, Stephen
    29/10/2015
  • 33. Shortcuts From the Stars
    28/10/2015
  • 32. James Altucher, Bionic Man?
    27/10/2015
  • 31. Do Questions Require Answers?
    26/10/2015
  • 30. Parental Quotes and Sayings
    23/10/2015
  • 29. What Are the Secrets of Being Likable?
    22/10/2015
  • 28. New Tricks from Old Dogs
    21/10/2015
  • 27. Impossible Interview Questions
    20/10/2015
  • 26. Bring Out Your Dead
    19/10/2015
  • 25. Touched by an Angel...Investor
    16/10/2015
  • 24. I Say, You Say, We All Say Cliches
    14/10/2015
  • 23. NYC: Home of the Rat Carpet
    12/10/2015
  • 22. Is Reading Fundamental?
    09/10/2015
  • 21. Community Chest
    07/10/2015
  • 20. Post-Secondary Success Strategies
    05/10/2015
  • 19. Selfie Arms Race
    02/10/2015
  • 18. Career Lessons
    30/09/2015
  • 17. I'm Talking About F-L-O-U-R
    28/09/2015
  • 16. Java Jive
    25/09/2015
  • 15. How to Be A People Person
    23/09/2015
  • 14. Luke, You Make Me Want to Puke
    21/09/2015
  • 13. Business Lessons from the Kardashians
    18/09/2015
  • 12. Should You Let Your Kids Win At Chess?
    16/09/2015
  • 11. Memory
    14/09/2015
  • 10. American Showers vs. Chinese Showers
    11/09/2015
  • 9. What Makes Messi Messy (or Vice Versa)?
    09/09/2015
  • 8. How To Start Conversations with Strangers
    07/09/2015
  • 7. Focus
    04/09/2015
  • 6. American Friends vs. European Friends
    02/09/2015
  • 5. The Voices in Our Heads
    31/08/2015
  • 4. Ten-Minute Advice - Part 2
    31/08/2015
  • 3. Ten-Minute Advice - Part 1
    31/08/2015
  • 2. English Needs New Words
    31/08/2015
  • 1. Welcome to QOD: Why Work a Nine-To-Six Job?
    31/08/2015
  • 0. Question of the Day
    26/08/2015

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