The Curious Task
Ep. 49: Fabio Rojas — What Happened to the Anti-War Movement?

Ep. 49: Fabio Rojas — What Happened to the Anti-War Movement?

July 8, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Fabio Rojas as he traces the history of the post 9/11 anti-war movement and what caused it to lose momentum.

Ep. 48: Travis Smith — Why Are Superheroes So Popular?

Ep. 48: Travis Smith — Why Are Superheroes So Popular?

July 1, 2020

Alex Aragona nerds out with Travis Smith as they discuss his book 'Superhero Ethics', why superheroes are so popular, and the ten ways superheros save the world. 

Ep. 47: Ilya Somin — Can You Vote With Your Feet?

Ep. 47: Ilya Somin — Can You Vote With Your Feet?

June 24, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Ilya Somin as he explores how you can vote with your feet and if it is effective.

Ep. 46: Dennis Rasmussen — How Did A Friendship Shape Modern Thought?

Ep. 46: Dennis Rasmussen — How Did A Friendship Shape Modern Thought?

June 17, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Dennis Rasmussen as he traces the friendship between Adam Smith and David Hume, and how it helped shaped modern thought.

Ep. 45: Steve Davies — What Happens After The Pandemic?

Ep. 45: Steve Davies — What Happens After The Pandemic?

June 10, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Steve Davies as he explores what he thinks life after the pandemic will look like, including our relationship with the welfare state.

Ep. 44: Shikha Dalmia — How Are Indian Immigrants Saving Canadian Hockey?

Ep. 44: Shikha Dalmia — How Are Indian Immigrants Saving Canadian Hockey?

June 3, 2020

Alex Aragona talks with Shikha Sood Dalmia as she explores the story of a Sikh-Canadian broadcaster's rise to fame, and what stories like these mean for the broader immigrant community when it comes to joining, and changing, the world around them.

Ep. 43: Ben Perrin — What’s the Solution to the Opioid Crisis?

Ep. 43: Ben Perrin — What’s the Solution to the Opioid Crisis?

May 27, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Ben Perrin as he explores the causes of, and solutions to, the opioid crisis in Canada and the United States.

Ep: 42: Sarah Skwire — Why Should Women Care About Economic Freedom?

Ep: 42: Sarah Skwire — Why Should Women Care About Economic Freedom?

May 20, 2020

Everyone should care about economic freedom. But why is economic freedom especially relevant for women? Alex Aragona chats with Sarah Skwire as she explores why economic freedom has been, and is, important for women to cherish and defend.

Ep. 41: Russ Roberts — How Can Adam Smith Change Your Life?

Ep. 41: Russ Roberts — How Can Adam Smith Change Your Life?

May 13, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Russ Roberts as he talks about the ways in which the ideas of Adam Smith can change your life, even so many years later.  

Ep. 40: Pete Boettke — What Is The Curious Task of Economics?

Ep. 40: Pete Boettke — What Is The Curious Task of Economics?

May 6, 2020

Alex Aragona chats with Pete Boettke as he dives into what the curious task of economics is and relates it back to the work of Friedrich Hayek.