The boar Napoleon from George Orwell's novel Animal Farm becomes
an oppressive dictator. This episode looks at the parallels between
the novel and Soviet Russia and examines Napoleon's rise to power
and tyrannical rule.
In Villains 101, Dr. Erica McCrystal welcomes you to an audio lecture hall where you will discover the history behind some of the greatest villains of literature and media. Dr. McCrystal discusses different critical perspectives and interpretations of a new villain in each episode. She also looks at the ways in which the villain has been adapted, as each adaptation helps build a better understanding of the character.