Guest 1: Susan Linn, author of The Case for Make Believe.
Topic: Saving play in a commercialized world.
Issues: Why play? The false promise of screen time for infants and toddlers; how media violence is killing play; what we all gain from make believe; how to nurture play in a culture that seems bent on stifling it.
Guest 2: Mark Tappan, coauthor of Packaging Boyhood.
Topic: Saving our sons from superheroes, slackers, and other media stereotypes.
Issues: What boys are watching, reading, hearing, and doing; conversations to have with your son about the messages he’s getting; overcoming media messages that encourage slacking over studying, competition over teamwork, power over empowerment, and being cool over being yourself.