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Little kids, big questions, free advice: A conversation with “Recess Therapy” creator Julian Shapiro-Barnum

Time & Date

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6:30 pm

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available for this event. Doors open at 5:30 pm

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price



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.’”

Join WBUR Podcasts executive editor and Endless Thread podcast co-host Ben Brock Johnson in a conversation with Shapiro-Barnum featuring videos from “Recess Therapy.”

CitySpace Tickets
Premiere: $25.00 (includes reserved seating in the front of the theater)
General: $15.00
Student: $5.00

Virtual Tickets
$5.00 (only one ticket needed per household)

Ways To Save

  • WBUR Sustainers save $5.00 on in-person and virtual tickets to this event.
  • WBUR Members save $5.00 on in-person tickets to this event.

To apply the discount to your ticket purchase online, you’ll need to enter a promo code. You can get your code by emailing

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