Founder of Chrysalis Records, media and sports entrepreneur, campaigner
“Would Che Guevara have been so iconic if he hadn’t been so damn good-looking?”
In this week’s episode, Chris Wright CBE is joined by Otto English who has recently released the book Fake Heroes: Ten False Icons and How they Altered the Course of History.
Chris and Otto discuss a number of the historical figures that feature in the book’s chapters, draw parallels between them and reflect on how the most singular events can skew our view of history.
In this episode we discuss:
- Writing the Queen’s obituary
- JFK and getting to the bottom of his assassination
- The populist myth of Che Guevara – “Would Che Guevara have been so iconic if he hadn’t been so damn good-looking?”
- Andy Warhol – how was he so prolific?
- Was Henry V and how no monarch beats the late Queen.
- The ghastly George V
- John Wayne: Otto’s childhood hero who let him down.
- Chris’s extraordinary Robin Hood story.
- Otto’s Fake Heroes message.