There is a point in our lives when we are told to “grow up and stop playing games – get serious”. But what if that advice is completely wrong and games are actually one of the best ways to spend our time or even one of our best opportunities to learn about our world and even ourselves? Why are games so embedded in the human experience? How should we think about them as part of our own lives? That is the topic of this podacst episode with author Oliver Roeder.
Oliver is a senior data journalist at the Financial Times who has also written for the Wall Street Journal, FiveThirtyEight, and the Economist. He is also the author of “Seven Games” – a book about the history and culture of seven of the most popular games in the world today: checkers, chess, go, backgammon, poker, scrabble, and bridge.
Re:considering explores how to navigate your career, relationships, and the values that guide you through the inevitable changes of life. Each episode co-hosts Bob Baxley, Meredith Black, and Aarron Walter talk with people who’ve figured a few things out about living a satisfying life filled with meaning and will show you how you can, too.