The Curious Task
Ep. 53: Kerry McDonald - Do We Need Schooling Alternatives?

Ep. 53: Kerry McDonald - Do We Need Schooling Alternatives?

August 5, 2020

Author of 'Unschooled' Kerry McDonald joins Alex Aragona to talk about how choice in education can allow children to lead happier and more fulfilled lives, and the positive impacts of taking education outside the conventional classroom. 

Ep. 52: Nimish Adhia — Did Bollywood Liberalize India?

Ep. 52: Nimish Adhia — Did Bollywood Liberalize India?

July 29, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Nimish Adhia as he explores how Bollywood films traced cultural changes in India, and how the films themselves directly affect social attitudes.

Ep. 51: Malcolm Lavoie — Why Are Property Rights So Important?

Ep. 51: Malcolm Lavoie — Why Are Property Rights So Important?

July 22, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Malcolm Lavoie about the importance of property rights to decentralization and the use of resources, and discusses how FA Hayek's work plays a part in understanding this connection. 

Ep. 50: Linda Kavuka — How Do Free Markets Help Africa?

Ep. 50: Linda Kavuka — How Do Free Markets Help Africa?

July 15, 2020

Alex Aragona speaks with Linda Kavuka as she explores why it's so important to rediscover Africa's free-market past, and how the ideas surrounding free markets can help remedy the problems facing many African countries.  

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.