#39 - How to win at life: Games and Sports | Curio

#39 - How to win at life: Games and Sports

29 mins | Aug 29, 2021

Today's episode from 30th August 2021. Coming up this morning: Video games really did console lots of us during the pandemic, but was it escapism or an actual joy of gaming that reminds us to hold onto the good times? Then later on, what sports psychologists can teach us about winning at life. Gaming doesn’t so much allow us to wander off to different worlds, as it prompts us to connect with people far and wide. John Kehayias reveals the ways in which video games can bring an opportunity to provide unexpected moments of joy in dark times. Simon Usborne reflects on how the return of the elite sport to the public consciousness has helped to remind us that world-class sportspeople are subjected to the same trials and tribulations as non-sporting professionals. In particular, the public prioritisation of their well-being over participation by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka sparked a long-simmering conversation about mental health at such a level of competition. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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