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

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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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