Playing With The Past show

Playing With The Past

Summary: Playing with the Past is a podcast that takes a look at the history in games.

Podcasts:

 Time Traveling With Swords Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:23

"Vikings!" In this episode, I will be discussing more sword history from the Roman through the late medieval era. Sources mentioned in the episode Loades, Mike, Swords and Swordsmen, Reprint edition (Pen & Sword Military, 2011).

 Knights With Lightsabers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:55

"It's Chivalry time again!" In this episode, a very special guest and I discuss Jedi Knights and how they compare to French and English Knights. Please go to www.playingwtpast.com for a complete list of sources.

 Murder Most Foul Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:27

"Humans are going to Human." Sources mentioned in the episode. Philip Sugden, The Complete History of Jack the Ripper https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/59959/letters-whitechapel Please rate, review and subscribe if you liked the podcast. For more information about this episode and all other episodes, visit www.playingwtpast.com

 Murder Most Foul Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:13

"What history is it full of, you ask? Jack the Ripper history." In this episode, I will discuss the Jack the Ripper murders as they relate to the board game Letters from Whitechapel. Sources mentioned in the episode. Philip Sugden, The Complete History of Jack the Ripper Please rate, review and subscribe if you liked the podcast. For more information about this episode and all other episodes, visit www.playingwtpast.com

 Time Traveling With Swords | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:25

"Egypt had some unique swords, including one that was found in King Tutankhamun's tomb." In today's episode, I will be discussing the history of swords—specifically, the history of swords from the beginning through part of the classical era. Sources mentioned in the episode. Loades, Mike, Swords and Swordsmen, Reprint edition (Pen & Sword Military, 2011). For more information about this episode and all other episodes, visit www.playingwtpast.com

 Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:58

"I get to talk about one of my favorite historical topics." In this second episode about Dante's Inferno, I talk a closer look at the game and different ways to look at the history in it. Sources mentioned in the episode. The Inferno in the Devine Comedy translated by John Ciardi "Courtly Violence: Digital Play: Adapting Medieval Courtly Masculinities in Dante's Inferno" by Oliver Chadwick For more information about this episode and all other episodes, visit www.playingwtpast.com

 Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:18

In this first of two episodes, I will be discussing Dante's Inferno, the poem, and the video game and how similar they are. Sources mentioned in the episode and full list of sources for the episode. Alighieri, Dante. 2003. The Divine Comedy. Translated by John Ciardi. Dante's Inferno Video game published by Electronic Arts Please rate, review and subscribe if you liked the podcast. For more information about this episode and all other episodes, visit www.playingwtpast.com.

 Playing With Folklore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:18

"A mystical creature that comes in at night and it eats peoples dreams" In this episode of Playing With the Past, friend of the show, Ryan, will join me for an in-depth discussion of Pokémon and the folklores that have inspired some Pokémon. Sources mentioned in the episode. Repackaging Japanese Culture: The Digitalization of Folktales in the Pokémon Franchise by Erika Ann Sumilang-Engracia

 Templars: Holy Warriors and Dragon Age | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:49

"If the Catholic Church had full control of their templars, say with an addiction, that eradicating the templars would have been much harder." In this episode, I will be discussing one of my favorite games, Dragon Age Origins and the Medieval Templars. For the full list of sources used in researching the podcast go to www.playingwtpast.com Please rate, review and subscribe if you liked the podcast. For more information about this episode and all other episodes, visit www.playingwtpast.com

 Episode 2- Keeping it in the Family | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:23

"The King was expected to marry his sister." In today's episode, I will dive into the world of royal inbreeding and incest in the middle ages and in the game Crusader Kings III. Please rate review and subscribe if you liked the podcast. For more information about this episode and all other episodes visit www.playingwtpast.com

 Dragons Friend or Foe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:10

"Who doesn't love dragons?" On this episode I will be exploring the dragons in medieval romances and how they compare to the dragons in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I will be examining the history of dragons to see how dragons have changed and what that tells us about our culture today. Please rate review and subscribe if you liked the podcast. For more information about this episode and all other episodes visit www.playingwtpast.com

 Trailer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50

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