What do free comic books have to do with Don Quixote? And how about Buzz Lightyear? Jane Austen? Deadpool?
To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra – simply Cervantes, to most – the 2 Quixotes podcast explores the legacy of his most famous story and the way it’s woven, unseen, through our culture. In telling the story of this man and his most famous protagonist, they manage to tell the story of the first sequels, the origins of fan fiction, the introduction of the sidekick as a narrative trope and the desire to dress up as our favourite characters.
Deploying a creative documentary style of storytelling, presenter Zacha Rosen makes a really old book seem relevant to contemporary life. Shakespeare Schmakespeare.