PODCAST: Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

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Carl speaks to David Bond, who made Project Wild Thing, the film that helped spark a worldwide movement to get children back outside and reconnecting with nature.

(Recorded in London on May 19, 2015)


Topics covered include:

1. Benefits of playing outdoors

2. How to persuade children to unplug and go outside

3. The right balance of technology in childhood

4. How Silicon Valley parents handle screen time with their own kids

5. Why so many successful entrepreneurs climbed trees as children

6. How Nature reduces racism and other forms of prejudice

7. Whether games like Minecraft can ever rival the natural world

8. Differences (and similarities) between urban and rural children


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The Bored Game

A school that uses boredom (in small doses!) to spark creativity and build confidence? Yes, indeed.

Play time

You cannot play faster. Play has its own tempo and rhythm. Rushing it kills the magic. For children and adults, true play is SLOW.

Less is more

Private-schools chief warns children are overloaded with structured extracurricular activities. Says let them “just go out and mooch about in the garden.”


Gaming Slow

Even the high-octane world of gaming is warming to the joys of slowness. Say hello to Slow Games.


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