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La Mancha Screwjob

from Radiolab on February 25, 2015

Episode summary from Pots:

A look at the blurry line between reality and fantasy, as seen through both professional wrestling and Don Quixote. The first segment takes us back to 1997, when the infamous 'Montreal Screwjob' changed how pro wrestling dealt with authenticity and the fourth wall. The second segment takes us back 400 years to the release of Miguel Cervante’s Don Quixote, which was similarly groundbreaking in how it employed a meta-narrative to upend traditional ideals of storytelling authenticity. Combined, some great insight in how our evolving forms of entertainment relates to narrative, storytelling, reality vs. fantasy, canonical authorship vs. fan fiction, and so on.

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