A podcast from Teachers College, Columbia University about play and pop culture. Professors Haeny Yoon and Nathan Holbert take play seriously. They talk with educators, parents and kids about how they play in their work and their lives, and why play matters.
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BONUS: Introducing the "How's School?" podcast
“How’s School?” The question adults reflexively ask, and kids hate to answer.
Dangerous Play and the Block 19 Pistol (Crossover with (Re)search for Solutions)
This special crossover episode discusses the implications of the LEGO themed Block 19 pistol kit as well as the complex intersection between play and violence.
Choose Your Own Adventure (with Special Guests!)
Nathan and Haeny read Choose Your Own Adventure books and discuss them with special guests: kids! (Books: Space and Beyond (Choose Your Own Adventure Series #3) and Choose Your Own Adventure Eighth Grade Witch.)
He-Man and Pop Culture Representation with Anne Haas Dyson
Haeny and Nathan discuss Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a recent follow-up to the '80s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. They're joined by University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign Professor Anne Haas Dyson to talk children's play, pop culture and representation.
What If...? with Michael B. Dando
Haeny and Nathan talk with St. Cloud State University Professor Michael B. Dando about the Marvel series What If...?!
Reality TV with Ioana Literat
Haeny and Nathan talk with fellow Teachers College Professor Ioana Literat about reality TV!