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Latitudes: Play!

All around the world, people—and children in particular—work to make their lives a little bit better, by having fun. 

Children's circus participants laugh at a magic trick in Kabul Afghanistan
Zach Warren
Children's circus participants laugh at a magic trick in Kabul Afghanistan

Hunger, disease, and natural disasters often bring the biggest headlines. Governments and individuals offer their help as they can. But all around the world, people—and children in particular—are already working to make their lives a little bit better, by having fun.  With childhood toys, jokes passed from friend to friend, and soccer games in the alleyway, humans take on the seriousness of life with play. On this episode of Latitudes, we look at how we play, where we play, and why play is so important.

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