Everyone plays. Kids and adults. Men and women. Uptight or relaxed. Tall or short, from any place on the Earth and with any skin colour. We play with our hair and our food. We play when we tease our friends and family about their weird habits. We play videogames and boardgames. We roleplay as practice for a big interview or new job, or just for fun. Play is a natural part of being human, and even if we don't realise it we all spend at least some of the time every day playing. Ludiphilia is a highly-polished, thoroughly-edited collection of stories about how and why we play.


Episode 8: Locke

We're back! So sorry it took so long. Regular service (new episodes every 4-6 weeks) will now resume.

On the eve of the Industrial Revolution and the morn of the English Civil War, one man reinvented educational thought.

Special thanks to my Patreon backers Anuar Lequerica, James Weiner, and Nick for sticking with me through this prolonged hiatus. I'm dedicated to making this show as good as possible for you guys, and to maintaining a more consistent stream of new content from here on out.

Song Credits:

  • Oneiri and Behind Your Window by Kai Engel
  • Lost Soul by Fleslit
  • Our Mentors' Legacies by Rowan Box
  • Sacred Motion by staRpauSe
  • Scattered Knowledge by Revolution Void
  • And a tiny bit of music by me

I also sampled two seconds of audio from the Sesame Street Pinball Count song


 2017-01-25  18m