Episode 20: Video Game Protagonists

I’m interested in flawed protagonists. I was raised on them.
— Laura Dern
Over time, it’s occurred to me that my protagonists all originate in some aspect of myself that I find myself questioning or feeling uncomfortable about.
— Julia Glass

Given our shared love of and interest in video games, we wanted to begin talking about some of their characteristics and so we chose to first examine the characters we control - protagonists in video games. We discuss some of our favorites as well as how we relate to or sympathize with them.