How do we decide who the heroes are and who the villains are in historical fiction?
This episode contains the following segments:
- Our understanding of history can change how we depict it, and who gets to play the hero. We look at Kingdom Come: Deliverance as a case study. We talk to David Perry and Reid McCarter.
- Here's Reid's original article in Unwinnable, and Geraldine Heng's book on race in medieval Europe.
- Daniel Rosen gives us a look into Yakuza 6, the new adventure of the affable criminal Kazuma Kiryu, and why he's loved exploring its version of Japan.
A version of this show was first broadcast Apr. 19, 2018. But we have remixed and updated it since then.