Zombie Book Club

Zombie Book Club

Zombie Book Club is Dan and Leah's place to share their love for the living dead in all its forms; games, movies, and of course, books!

Episodes

February 18, 2024 62 mins

"Cargo" delivers a post-apocalyptic journey set in the desolate landscapes of Australia, where Andy, a father infected by a pandemic virus turning humans into zombies, races against time to secure a future for his infant daughter, Rosie. After the tragic demise of his wife, Kay, Andy and Rosie navigate the perils of the Australian outback, encountering survivors and the constant menace of zombies. Among these survivors is...

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Strap in for an offbeat adventure with us, Dan and Leah, as we navigate the peculiar crossroads of zombie obsessions and real-world quandaries. We wrestle with resume woes and career switcheroos, all while pondering the unyielding grip of the undead on our collective imagination. Welcome to our eclectic universe, where the day-to-day grind meets the fantastical, and where voice acting antics collide with heartfelt discussions about...

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Get ready to march into the macabre with our discussion on CONPLAN 8888 – the Army's zombie apocalypse battle plan that's more than just a punchline. Dan and Leah, your battle-hardened hosts, sift through the pages of the U.S. Army's most bizarre contingency with wit and wisdom, SO MUCH WISDOM. We're not just talking about the walking dead; we're analyzing the military's strategic humor, contemplating ...

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Ever wonder how a zombie apocalypse would treat those with disabilities? Or what the barking of dogs might add to the quality of a podcast? Grab your headphones and join us as we navigate ableism in the zombie apocalypse. We discuss the unexpected potential of clay cats as currency in the apocalypse and the portrayal of people with disabilities in apocalyptic media. We're serving up a concoction of humor and depth that’ll have...

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Ever feel like the world’s taking a turn for the apocalyptic, and all you can do is laugh—or maybe raise a katana like Tilda Swinton's enigmatic Zelda Winston? That's the vibe we're catching in our latest chat about "The Dead Don't Die," where the dry wit and consumerist zombies of this eccentric flick have us talking. From the star-studded cast's quirky on-screen magic to the all-too-real paralle...

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Join hosts Dan and Leah as they introduce the "Casual Dead"; the Podcast within the podcast within the book club. Dan shares his recent social media misadventure, a thread that spiraled into a chaotic debate, and contemplates a career shift to social media management. Leah, on the other hand, talks about her artistic escapades, from crafting clay mushroom incense holders to exploring digital art. The duo also introduces t...

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2023 is officially over, and what a wild ride it's been! Celebrate with us as we mark a year of thrilling reads and apocalyptic scenarios, all while navigating the juggernaut of daily life and personal battles. From the literary feast of 'The Girl with All the Gifts' to the gritty survival in 'Plague of the Dead' we've traversed the spectrum of undead fiction with laughter, insights from authors like L...

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Have you ever pondered the thin line separating human from alien, or grappled with the notion that our primal instincts might override societal norms? Tune in as we journey through Octavia Butler's "Clay's Ark," a poignant and harrowing tale that compels us to confront such unsettling questions. With a trigger warning firmly in place, we launch into a robust dialogue on the challenging themes this novel tackles ...

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In this episode of Zombie Book Club, we delve into the CDC's ingenious strategy for public health communication: a comic book about zombie apocalypse as a metaphor for real-world disasters. We discuss how this approach not only captivated global audiences but also effectively raised awareness about emergency preparedness. From examining the comic's narrative to critiquing its representation of women, LGBTQ+ communities, a...

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Get ready to embark on a whirlwind journey through the captivating world of the Netflix series, "Kingdom." Dare to venture into the realm of the undead as we unpack the historical Korean zombie series. We promise you a mind-bending exploration of power, leadership, and fear of the unknown in a world gone rogue - a world where the dead rise, and the living fight for control. From splendid visuals to shocking plot twists, a...

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2004 Dawn of the Dead - Unearthing a Zombie Classic

In this episode, join us as we dive into the 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead," directed by Zack Snyder. We dissect the story of Ana, a nurse navigating a nightmarish, zombie-ridden world, and her encounters with a diverse group of survivors in a shopping mall. As they fend off hordes of fast, aggressive zombies, internal conflicts and ethical challenges, such a...

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Would you rather fight one horse-sized zombie or 100 duck-sized zombies? Well, get ready for our zombie game show inspired by Hollywood Squares and Snatch Game.  This episode of Zombie Book Club is a hilarious rollercoaster ride into the world of zombie apocalypses.

We have on board with us Laurie Calcaterra, martial arts master and writer-creator of 'Path of the Pale Rider', Joshua Grant, who is bringing his bes...

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This week on Zombie Book Club, our journey kicks off with "The Girl With All The Gifts" by M.R. Carey. An intriguing zombie novel that dishes up a dangerous fungus and a diverse cast of characters. We dissect the two types of zombies in the book and how they challenge our understanding of what it means to be human. We compare and contrast the book and movie versions, and anticipating with bated breath the possibility of a...

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Can you imagine fighting zombies in an amusement park? Or how about surviving a zombie apocalypse with nothing more than a butterfly net or potato gun? Our 19th episode explores these wild scenarios and more as we dive into the wonderfully chaotic world of the Korean reality show, Zombieverse. We dissect everything from the characters' hilarious incompetence, to the show's questionable editing style, and even the strange ...

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This week, we're sinking our teeth into the French horror film, "The Night Eats the World." Directed by  Dominique Rocher Based on the novel "La nuit a dévoré le monde" by Pit Agarmen. It had us unpacking SILENT fast running zombies, isolation, and the cathartic role of music in a post-apocalyptic world.

We also talk about the real-life horrors of the Tuskegee experiments and the bullet-riddled wel...

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In this episode we take a look through the creative lens of our guest, Brandon Starocci, writer of the zombie apocalypse comic Avalon. Join us as he navigates us through an array of riveting topics, ranging from his inspiration behind Avalon, societal responses during a zombie outbreak, to the critical role of family dynamics in his narratives.

Brandon draws back the curtains on the intricate process behind the production ...

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This episode is all about Dan's path as a writer. We're going to take you on a journey that involves new audio equipment, a swampy lawn, and doubling down on mistakes to make even bigger mistakes. Leah even pens a poem about Dan's forthcoming zombie apocalypse novel, so buckle up!

We'll also be exploring my journey to become a writer. My discovery of creative writing in summer school after failing engli...

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Put on your best British accent and take a wild ride with us through the bizarre and hilarious world of Seth Graham's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". This is no ordinary book club, as we dissect this peculiar blend of Jane Austen's classic romance and gruesome zombie apocalypse. Ever struggled to finish your book club reading due to a hectic schedule? We've got you covered, with plenty of laughs along th...

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We dove deep into the HBO series, The Last of Us. Join us, Leah and Dan, as we discuss the compelling narrative of this show and the unique science behind the cordyceps fungus, a real-life creature that controls its host's body. Being an Xbox diehard, this was Dan and Leah's first time experiencing the story, making for some lively debate and discussion!

So, whether you’re a zombie game enthusiast, a lover of pec...

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Ever wondered what the super-rich are doing with their wealth to ensure their survival in a potential dystopian future? Buckle up as we, your hosts Dan and Leah, leave no stone unturned to reveal the fascinating world of billionaire bunkers and luxury apocalypse preparation. We'll explore the irony and hilarity in the ultra-rich gearing up for an apocalypse, possibly of their own making, and fantasize about a crowd of 'zo...

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