Playful Presence


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Airs at: Mon, 04/10/2023 at 11:00pm - 12:00am
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A show about improv, mindfulness, and creativity.

Every 2nd Monday of the month, from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Playful Presence is a show about improv, mindfulness, creativity, and play. We hear some improv scenes ranging from comedy, to drama, to lyrical, and get a glimpse into the thinking behind the improv as the players discuss their process.

We talk about how improvisation is a mindfulness practice, and give you, the listener, a chance to play along with us. We talk about what an improv mindset is, how to practice it, and how it can bring opportunities for spontaneity and adventure into your life.

We invite you to try some short mindfulness exercises too. You also hear some music that complements the improv.



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Playful Presence Episode 3: Poetry

Airs at: Tue, 03/21/2023 at 10:30am - 11:00am
This is a special episode of Playful Presence, which normally airs on the second Monday of the month from 11 pm to midnight. This episode is all about improvised poetry. Improvisers from 2 countries create all different types of improvised poems: surreal, gibberish transla... Read more

Playful Presence Episode 2

Airs at: Mon, 03/13/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 03/14/2023 at 12:00am
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This month, we have an interview with Catherine Torpey, the director of the International Focusing Institute. Focusing is a body-mind practice that has lots of intersections with improv.  Plus some games and exercises for you to try, and of course, some improv scenes. Enj... Read more

Playful Presence Lounge- music only on 02/26/23

Airs at: Sun, 02/26/2023 at 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Playful Presence: Ep 1 Playing with Details

Airs at: Mon, 02/13/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 02/14/2023 at 12:00am
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This month, we explore how noticing the details- whether real or imagined- makes life sweeter. The episode starts with an improv scene which sparks a discussion about using things from your life to inspire creativity. We invite listeners to try this in a short exercise. T... Read more