This episode, Kurt is asked about why so much of fantasy takes place in a Medieval-like setting, and discusses a few of those reasons why that is the case. Plus more famous quotes are given their origins; this time all coming from the same source.
One of the granddaddies of fantasy literature: King Arthur.
Can’t bring up fantasy without Tolkien becoming part of the discussion, especially in this case.
A recent example of fantasy that takes place in a Medieval-like world. Have we mentioned that Winter is Coming?
A counter-example I bring up in the episode. If you find this book in bookstores, more likely it has the “serious” cover with Excalibur coming out of the lake, but this is how I found it.
Shadowrun: another counter-example, although the races still draw their inspiration from Tolkien. (Insert “The Unusual Suspects” joke here.)