Built to Play
Who gets to be a hero and who gets to be the villain in historical fiction? We look at Kingdom Come: Deliverance as an example about how our vision of history plays into our understanding of race. Plus, a review of Yakuza 6.
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.
Thanks to the Free Music Archive for "If(you>us)" and "Snooze" by Yaul, and "What Does Anybody Know About Anything," and "Out of the Skies, Under the Earth," by Chris Zabriskie, and "Holy Enough" by Steve Coombs. Also "過去の思い出" by Mewmore.
Built to Play is a product of CJRU in the heart of downtown Toronto. It was produced by Arman Aghbali and Daniel Rosen.
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