The Experience Points Podcast
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We have traveled the world far and wide and brought back with us a special guest for this week's show. Joining us on this very special podcast is Professor Roger Travis from the University of Connecticut. In both his educational and literary work, Roger takes a fascinating interdisciplinary approach to games, history, and classics. Who could be more suited, then, to discuss Russian plans to retell national mythologies in videogames? Join us this week while we discuss practomime, games based learning, cold war villains, bardic storytelling, and the Arbiter. As always, we encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. You can also find the original article and more of Roger's work in the show notes.

Discussion starters:

- Does does historical nostalgia manifest itself in video games?
- Do game makers have an obligation to accurately portray history?
- What are the narrative confines of heroic mythologies in games?
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Show Notes:

- Run time: 64 min 13 sec
- "Russia wants to ban Cold War villains from games," by Shaun Walker via The Independent
- Video Games and Human Values Initiative
- Living Epic
- Play The Past
- Music provided by Brad Sucks


Direct download: EXP_Podcast_116_-_A_Classic_Conversation.mp3
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