What it's about
The Curious Task is a podcast by the Institute for Liberal Studies exploring economics, politics, philosophy, and more from a classical liberal perspective.
The name comes from FA Hayek (one of our favourite economists) who wrote that “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”
Each episode will feature a conversation between host Alex Aragona and a rotating cast of guests as they dive into philosophy, politics, economics, and the application of classical liberal ideas to contemporary issues.
Ep. 35: Jesse Walker — Did We Really Go to The Moon?
April 1, 2020 at 5:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Jesse Walker as they explore whether a human being truly set foot on the moon.
Ep. 34: Matt Bufton — Are There Libertarians in a Pandemic?
March 25, 2020 at 5:00 am
Matt Bufton talks with Alex Aragona about the effects the response to COVID-19 will have on freedom, the proper government response to a pandemic, how lifting certain regulations can help, and more.
Ep. 33: Scott Beyer — What is Market Urbanism?
March 18, 2020 at 5:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Scott Beyer as he explores the basic tenets of market urbanism and the ideas behind market driven solutions to problems in our communities.
Ep. 32: Jason Sorens — Could Alberta Leave Canada?
March 11, 2020 at 5:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Jason Sorens as he explores what it takes for a group to secede or gain independence from a state, and whether Alberta could leave Canada.
Ep. 31: Chris Freiman — Is it Okay to Ignore Politics?
March 4, 2020 at 6:00 am
Alex Aragona speaks with Christopher Freiman as he explores why you might be happier, and ultimately contribute more to society, if you choose to ignore politics.