Beyond Make Believe: How LARPing can be used for social change

Sara Reihani interviews Sarah Bowman, author of The Functions of Role-Playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems and Explore Identity, about why we have misconceptions about Live Action Role Playing, and how it can help reshape the way people think about gender and social roles. This podcast features music by Deradoorian, whose EP Mindraft is available from Lovepump United Records.

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I'm not into role playing

I'm not into role playing myself, but the way you speak about it is so intelligent and insightful. Especially with the whole delving into the shadow self through using masks (so to speak). Very fascinating stuff. Great interview!

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