URBAN GAMING SHOWCASE ON FULL CIRCLE

Urban games are taking over! In this hour of radio programing, I explore the importance of play in our everyday lives. This show features a piece about San Francisco’s mysterious Jejune Institute, a sound collage about Dodgeball in San Jose brought to you by the World Dodgeball Society, a vox pop about play from 4 Square of the East Bay, sounds from San Francisco Bike Polo and a conversation with gamers from Urban Capture the Flag, Mosswood Kickball, Underground Dodgeball and 4 Square of the East Bay. Take a listen and have some fun! The audio below is the entire show.

THE JEJUNE INSTITUTE

I took my cousin and her husband on a mystery trip to San Francisco. They only knew that they were going to be inducted into the “Jejune Institute.” I followed them around the city as they discovered just what that meant.

WHY IS PLAY IMPORTANT?

Why is play important? Adults playing 4 Square in a parking lot in Oakland have the answer.

DODGEBALL RULES AND ADVICE

The World Dodgeball Society is a dodgeball league for adults that started in LA and has spread across the country. I attended the first WDS game in Northern California, specifically in San Jose. This piece outlines the rules and gives listeners some dodgeball advice from experts.

SOUNDS FROM SF BIKE POLO

To close out the show, I put together some sounds from the vibrant scene of San Francisco Bike Polo. Bike Polo is polo on bikes (exactly like it sounds) and is huge with players around the country and the world. Enjoy and remember to wear a helmet.

This show was part of my final project for First Voice Media, a radio apprenticeship at KPFA. All material was originally aired on July 29th, 2011 as part of Full Circle on KPFA 94.1 FM.

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Comments
  1. Doug says:

    Hey Sam, finally got a chance to listen to this. It’s super rad, thanks for making it. I’d always dreamed of our wallball game blowing up like these, but none of us ever had the time or the talent to promote it. It’s also really hard to find good walls. ❤

    • shaolinbboy says:

      Hey Doug, sorry things didn’t work out so you could also be on the show but thanks for the props. I’m thinking about doing a follow up show with different games, but some of the same topics so you’ll be on the top of my list as soon as this comes together! play on man!

  2. Doug says:

    Awesome. Are you hip to the weekly board game nights at Games of Berkeley, Eudemonia, and Endgame? It’s Your Move in Temescal has a First Friday game night as well I think.

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