The Chauncey Devega Show
Episode 237: Is Game of Thrones Racist and Sexist?
My interview centered around the final episodes of Game of Thrones, but wandered into wonderful territory talking about many aspects of the popular (mis)perceptions of medieval history. My section begins at 41:20.
Dungeon Master of None
Episode 65: Medieval Times w/ Special Guest Paul Sturtevant
This was a great interview all about the ways in which Dungeons and Dragons and other roleplaying games reproduce outdated sexist and racist ideas, and what we, as a culture, can do to imagine fantasy worlds that are not built upon those toxic foundations.
This interview revolved around contemporary perceptions of the idea of chivalry, and the ways in which our idea of “chivalry” is not so medieval as we’d like to think. The question is whether “chivalry” has any value; whether it can be seen outside of a deeply sexist context or not.