WATCH: A conversation with “Recess Therapy” creator Julian Shapiro-Barnum

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Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6:30 pm

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WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Open in Google Maps

With a mic in hand and video camera rolling nearby, Julian Shapiro-Barnum’s priceless interviews with kids for his hit web series “Recess Therapy” demonstrates the incredible wisdom, keen observations and often hilarious insights of children including viral hits like “ komodo dragons eat people ” and “ I hope you have a corntastic day .”

Early fans of “Recess Therapy” may have noticed several Boston locations as backdrops for the series, which originally began as Shapiro-Barnum’s senior thesis while studying at Boston University. 2.6M Instagram followers later, the show has been described by The New York Times as “profound, hysterical, saccharine, aphoristic, rhapsodic, loopy and unhinged, a kind of timeless-yet-woke Generation Alpha version of Charles Schulz’s ‘The Doctor Is In.’”

WBUR Podcasts Executive Editor and Endless Thread podcast co-host Ben Brock Johnson interviewed Shapiro-Barnum in a conversation rich with laughter, wisdom and fun, featuring videos from “Recess Therapy.”

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