In Episode 34, The Occupational Philosophers explore the topic of play and ponder the crucial question “Why does any game of Monopoly always end in a fist fight?
In this episode, they discuss:
- What happens to our brains when we play?
- Why unstructured play is key to our development as children (and adults!)
- How play improves our cognitive skills so we can problem solve, create and learn more effectively
- Who said ‘play is the highest form of research’?
- How play enables us to produce our best work in whatever form that takes
- How there is an actual national institute of play (true fact)
- Why playing like a cat is at the heart of art and creativity
As always, there are original thought experiments and this time they ask:
- To play or to play?
We hope you enjoy the episode as much as The Occupational Philosophers enjoyed making it.
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