Would you quit the city to work on a farm? (Stardew Valley)

The printer is broken, your manager wants those reports by 5pm, and the guy in the cubicle next to you is humming Baby Shark again. It’s enough to make you want to walk out of this office, take a long bus ride out of the city, and go live on a farm. Well, damn, maybe you can. Stardew Valley is a farming simulator beloved by many precisely because it lets you live out this fantasy. But we know somebody who’s done it in real life. We brought farm worker and lapsed city boy Nader Kaddour on to Hey Lesson to ask: is farm work as calming and rejuvenating as it is in Pelican Town? The answer, as always, is not straightforward. Also joining us for this episode is writer Paul Dean, who has his own opinions about the residents of such a seemingly idyllic village.

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Paul writes about Stardew Valley and life

All music tracks are from the Stardew Valley OST:
Stardew Valley Main Menu Theme
Spring (It’s a Big World Outside)
Spring (The Valley Comes Alive)
Spring (Wild Horseradish Jam)
Fall (The Smell of Mushroom)
Winter (Nocturne of Ice)

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