The Curious Task
Ep. 24: Sandy Ikeda — Why Can’t a City Be a Work of Art?

Ep. 24: Sandy Ikeda — Why Can’t a City Be a Work of Art?

January 15, 2020

Alex Aragona talks with Sandy Ikeda as he explores why a city can't be thought of, and specifically designed as, a work of art.

Ep. 23: Mike Munger — Is Capitalism Sustainable?

Ep. 23: Mike Munger — Is Capitalism Sustainable?

January 8, 2020

Alex Aragona talks with Mike Munger as he explores his views on the sustainability of capitalism and the factors that contribute to it.

Ep. 22: Matt Bufton — What is the Future of Liberalism?

Ep. 22: Matt Bufton — What is the Future of Liberalism?

January 1, 2020

Alex Aragona talks with Matt Bufton about the future of liberalism (and why it's not as bad as you might think!).

Ep. 21: Alex Tabarrok — Is Giving Gifts Inefficient?

Ep. 21: Alex Tabarrok — Is Giving Gifts Inefficient?

December 25, 2019

Alex Aragona chats with Alex Tabarrok on this very special Christmas episode of The Curious Task as he explores whether gift giving is inefficient, and if there are better ways to give to others.

Ep. 20: James Stacey Taylor — Should People Be Allowed to Sell Their Organs?

Ep. 20: James Stacey Taylor — Should People Be Allowed to Sell Their Organs?

December 18, 2019

Alex Aragona speaks with James Stacey Taylor as he makes the case for a market for organs.

Ep. 19: Lauren Hall — What’s Wrong With Modern Healthcare?

Ep. 19: Lauren Hall — What’s Wrong With Modern Healthcare?

December 11, 2019

Alex Aragona talks with Lauren Hall as she explores the problems with modern healthcare systems and some of the possible remedies.

Ep. 18: Alex Nowrasteh — Is Immigration Important to a Free Society?

Ep. 18: Alex Nowrasteh — Is Immigration Important to a Free Society?

December 4, 2019

Alex Aragona speaks with the Cato Institute's Alex Nowrasteh about why immigration is important to a free society, and the common misconceptions some people have that keep them from being more open to immigration. 

Ep. 17: Sarah Burns — Is American Foreign Policy Broken?

Ep. 17: Sarah Burns — Is American Foreign Policy Broken?

November 27, 2019

Alex Aragona chats with Sarah Burns about whether American foreign policy is broken as a result of a breakdown of the separation, and increased centralization, of power. 

Ep. 16: Alain Bertaud — Who Knows Best About Planning a City?

Ep. 16: Alain Bertaud — Who Knows Best About Planning a City?

November 20, 2019

Alex Aragona chats with Alain Bertaud as he shares his thoughts on how cities truly flourish and how urban planners should approach their role. 

Ep. 15: Jen Dirmeyer — What Do Markets Do For Us?

Ep. 15: Jen Dirmeyer — What Do Markets Do For Us?

November 13, 2019

Alex Aragona speaks with Jen Dirmeyer as she explores what markets do for us and the different ways they impact our lives.