Sunday, December 25, 2011

Zombies and Debt

I was just reading aloud to Olga from Debt: The First Five Thousand Years by David Graeber when I came across this sentence:

Horror stories, whether about vampires, ghouls, or flesh-eating zombies, always seem to reflect some aspect of the tellers’ own social lives, some terrifying potential, in the way they are accustomed to interact with each other, that they do not wish to acknowledge or confront, but also cannot help but talk about.

What aspects of our contemporary culture and social lives does the zombie apocalypse narrative allow us to talk about without actually acknowledging the concern explicitly?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Zombie Attack on Star Wars: The Clone Wars

It looks like the entire episode is available on YouTube. Grab it fast before Lucas makes them take it down. -KMO

Friday, December 2, 2011

26 - Pretty Much Mid Season Already

Episode 26 focuses on the "Mid-Season Finale" of season 2 of AMC's The Walking Dead. This longer-than-average conversation features KMO, Olga and Marty covering the entire episode but focusing heavily on the conclusion. Suffice it to say that, if you have not watched this amazing episode, do NOT listen to the podcast until after you've seen it. This episode shook some of us up and reinvigorated our enthusiasm for the rest of season two which will be resuming in February of 2012. Please listen to the show and let us know what you think by emailing us at or by posting a message on our Facebook page.