#215 - The mystery of the prison guard jailbreak | Curio

#215 - The mystery of the prison guard jailbreak

23 mins | May 23, 2022

Today's episode from 23rd May 2022. We begin this week with a mystery- why did a distinguished prison guard help a suspected killer escape jail a month before retiring? In our first piece we hear about the case that's shocked Alabama and attempt to make sense of Vicky White's actions before she set a gun on herself. Then later, how did the video games become so cinematic and thought-provoking? We hear from one of the main people responsible- legendary games developer Richard Lemarchand. After an illustrious 16-year career at an Alabama county jail, a month from retirement, a trusted senior employee Vicky White ran off with a man awaiting trial on murder charges in an escape bid that ended with her suicide. Hannah Knowles examines the facts in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind White's motivations that have baffled her friends, family and colleagues. Gone are the days of the classic shoot 'em-up. Instead, many of the gaming world’s most popular current games are heartfelt and philosophic epics that take their players on emotional journeys of self-discovery and learning. Influential game designer Richard Lemarchand reflects on his path to creating many of the favourite fictional worlds of video games and the importance and joy of playful storytelling in the industry. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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