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Episode 182: Zombies! How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Zombie Apocalypse

Tor Johnson as the recently dead Inspector Clay in Ed Wood's Film Plan 9 From Outer Space. Wikimedia Commons. 

What can zombies teach us about our fears of survival? CHF's Michal Meyer and Robert Kenworthy talk to Deanna Day, a CHF fellow, and Robert Hicks, director of the College of Physicians’ Mütter Museum about what zombies can tell us about apocalyptic diseases and medical cures.

With the popularity of post-apocalyptic storytelling at an all-time high, CHF decided to look into the science, history, and sociology behind these fears.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits

00:20 Introduction

01:55 Conversation with Deanna Day and Robert Hicks

28:48 Reflections by Michal Meyer and Robert Kenworthy

34:48 Closing Credits

 

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