41 episodes

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!

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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!

    Snowpocalypse Now: Survival Stories #1 | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 40

    Snowpocalypse Now: Survival Stories #1 | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 40

    Ever found yourself in a battle for your literal survival? That's what we're unpacking in our 40th milestone episode of the Zombie Book Club. Strap on your snowshoes for a wild ride from harrowing tales of a snowpocalypse, to the everyday resilience needed to juggle a physically demanding job and a passion for podcasting. 

    There's a raw authenticity as we peel back the layers of navigating work with disabilities, a journey riddled with PTSD and physical injuries. The conversation takes a turn from personal revelations to broader societal reflections, examining the precarious balance many face with health and financial stability. Diving into the challenges of maintaining creativity and consistency, we share the behind-the-scenes struggles of keeping a podcast like ours afloat during the tough paving season. 

    Dan shares his story of survival, a tale of ice, snow, subzero temperatures, 60mph wind, and the lives of animals that depend on him. We also share a survival story from a longtime listener that showcases the harsh realities of simply being alive.  We're not just recounting our battles with the cold, but also inviting you into the fold, SEND US YOUR SURVIVAL STORIES and maybe we will feature it in a future episode!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Night of the Living Dead and Its Cultural Resonance | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 39

    Night of the Living Dead and Its Cultural Resonance | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 39

    Unearth the sociopolitical depths of "Night of the Living Dead" in our latest podcast episode. Leah and Dan invite you to a riveting discussion on the iconic 1968 film and its 1990 remake, where we sift through the black and white terror and the vivid hues of zombie evolution. We're not just talking about undead brain-eaters; we delve into the human condition, peppering our analysis with humor and personal anecdotes to keep the macabre mood at bay.

    We dissect the cultural impact of George Romero's indie masterpiece, its unintended public domain status, and how this twist of fate propelled a genre to its iconic stature. From the portrayal of race and gender to the zombies' shift from space radiation victims to flesh-hungry ghouls, we dissect the films' commentary on society. And let's not forget about the soundtrack—how does the sweeping orchestral richness of the original stack up against the synthwave style of the remake?

    As we wrap our brains around the implications of these films, we don't shy away from a good debate on the best zombie survival strategies or the eerie allure of a farmhouse besieged by the undead. We ponder over the curious choices made by characters and the eerie, lasting resonance these cinematic tales have with our real-world fears. So grab your barricading tools and tune in for a conversation as lively as the zombies we admire.
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    Our Merchandise Store (Where you can find our Evil Magic Chicken Zombie Shirts)
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Toxic Masculinity in the Zombie Apocalypse | Zombie Book Club Podcast ep38

    Toxic Masculinity in the Zombie Apocalypse | Zombie Book Club Podcast ep38

    Ever found yourself laughing in the face of adversity, or perhaps disguising discomfort with a tough exterior? Our most recent heart-to-heart unravels the complex web of toxic masculinity, diving into how these cultural norms, from emotional suppression to enforced stoicism, wreak havoc on mental health just as fiercely as a zombie apocalypse would on humanity. We share candidly about our personal mental health journeys, including the ongoing battle with PTSD and how these experiences mirror the relentless stress of surviving among the undead.

    Join Leah and Dan as we scrutinize the masculinity displayed in zombie tales like "The Walking Dead" and "The Last of Us." We examine the stoic survivors and power-hungry antagonists shaping these narratives, questioning the real-life implications of such portrayals on gender roles and relationships. From discussing the evolution of the rugged Daryl Dixon to critiquing the manipulative Negan, we peel back the layers of these characters, offering a critical eye on how media can influence societal perceptions of masculinity.

    Then we predict the fates of "tech bros", "finance bros" and "gym bros" in a world overrun by the living dead, and reflect on the role of men in feminism. As we wrap up this introspective journey, we navigate emotional intimacy, tackle the issue of mansplaining, and consider how men can support one another in breaking free from the chains of harmful stereotypes. This episode is an invitation to contemplate, laugh, and maybe even change the way we approach the societal structures that influence us all.

    Daniella Youngs website:
    https://www.uncultureyourself.com/
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Daryl Dixon goes to France for some reason | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 37

    Daryl Dixon goes to France for some reason | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 37

    Hold on to your baguettes, because we're dissecting "Daryl Dixon", where we follow Daryl from The Walking Dead as he stumbles into zombified France in his own spin off. We're peeling back the layers of character development and questioning whether the series is losing its human touch amidst the gore, and pondering if the latest spin-off is more famine than feast in the substance department.

    We dish out our dreams for the future of the franchise while keeping our critique glasses firmly in place. Can the series redeem itself and give us the depth we crave? Join us on this roller coaster of emotions and opinions, as we bring you survival tips, existential musings, and a fair share of laughter along the way.



    Follow our linktree for social media links, and links to all the places you can find our podcast!
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    Zombie Book Club Voicemail
    (614) 699-0006‬

    Zombie Book Club Email
    ZombieBookClubPodcast@gmail.com

    Our Secret Website That Isn't Finished
    https://zombiebookclub.io

    Our Merchandise Store (Where you can find our Evil Magic Chicken Zombie Shirts)
    https://zombie-book-club.myspreadshop.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Quarantining the Troll Outbreak: The Rise of the Online Zombie Horde | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 36

    Quarantining the Troll Outbreak: The Rise of the Online Zombie Horde | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 36

    Ever faced down the wild, colorful haired monster that is an internet troll? Prepare yourself for a direct confrontation with the Troll epidemic! Hoist the mainsail as we navigate the treacherous seas of gender misconceptions, drop anchor to challenge stereotypes and unravel media misrepresentation, discussing the myths surrounding gender-affirming care and the origin of the Bechdel test. We ready our grappling hooks to scale the fortified ramparts of the systemic barricades women face in industries where they're outnumbered, sharing gritty tales from the trucking sector to the battle-field, and delve into the intersection of gender roles, racism, and political ideologies.

    We wrap up with the mastery of troll detection, laying out a troll's tactical playbook, uncovering their sneaky strategies and the psychology behind their moves.  And because we love to leave you clucking, we share our 'Evil Magic Chicken Zombie Clucks' challenge highlights, teasing a themed surprise that's sure to ruffle some feathers. Tune in and join the hilarity—zombie chickens and all!



    Follow our linktree for social media links, and links to all the places you can find our podcast!
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    Zombie Book Club Voicemail
    (614) 699-0006‬

    Zombie Book Club Email
    ZombieBookClubPodcast@gmail.com
    Follow our linktree for social media links, and links to all the places you can find our podcast!
    https://linktr.ee/zombiebookclub

    Zombie Book Club Voicemail
    (614) 699-0006‬

    Zombie Book Club Email
    ZombieBookClubPodcast@gmail.com

    Our Secret Website That Isn't Finished
    https://zombiebookclub.io

    Our Merchandise Store (Where you can find our Evil Magic Chicken Zombie Shirts)
    https://zombie-book-club.myspreadshop.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    "Planet Dead" Interview with author Sylvester Barzey | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 35

    "Planet Dead" Interview with author Sylvester Barzey | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 35

    Join us as we delve into "Planet Dead," a thrilling exploration of a post-apocalyptic world that masterfully blends dark comedy with the stark realities of survival, featuring formidable Black heroines and unforgettable clown cannibals. Sylvester gives us insight into the inspirations behind this gripping tale, including the societal reflections that underscore the narrative, and shares his perspective on the future of humanity amidst our own self-made barriers. With a keen eye for character development and a sharp wit, Sylvester discusses the importance of humor in horror, the power of centering stories around Black female protagonists, and the importance of writing across different genders and ethnicities.

    Beyond the pages of "Planet Dead," Sylvester opens up about his personal life, touching on the joys and challenges of fatherhood in today's world, his deepest fears and sources of inspiration, and his deliberate choice to pursue an indie author path. For those eager to dive deeper into Sylvester Barzey's horror universe and discover more about his impactful work and where to find it, join us for this unforgettable episode that celebrates the art of storytelling, the importance of diverse voices in literature, and the enduring allure of the zombie genre.


    Sylvester Barzeys Website
    https://www.sylvesterbarzey.com

    Follow our linktree for social media links, and links to all the places you can find our podcast!
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    Zombie Book Club Voicemail
    (614) 699-0006‬

    Zombie Book Club Email
    ZombieBookClubPodcast@gmail.com
    Follow our linktree for social media links, and links to all the places you can find our podcast!
    https://linktr.ee/zombiebookclub

    Zombie Book Club Voicemail
    (614) 699-0006‬

    Zombie Book Club Email
    ZombieBookClubPodcast@gmail.com

    Our Secret Website That Isn't Finished
    https://zombiebookclub.io

    Our Merchandise Store (Where you can find our Evil Magic Chicken Zombie Shirts)
    https://zombie-book-club.myspreadshop.com

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

stevenpmiller ,

More than just zombies

One of the running themes of great zombie movies is stepping back and exploring society. Racism, mental health, government and economic themes. Dan and Leah do a great job of highlighting these themes in zombie media and also calling out areas where these could be improved (or completely crap the bed). They also bring a lot of humor to the episodes and it’s easy to tell they’re having a great time. Give this a listen.

thedudeabides000 ,

Great zombie podcast

I’ve been looking for a good zombie podcast for years and I was lucky enough to stumble across this. Dan and Leah talk about all things zombie, not just books, and they’re hilarious. Hope they keep doing this for years. Eat the billionaires!!

litebrite1111 ,

Best zombie podcast ever

Do you have a hankering for more zombie apocalypse humor in your life? Then this podcast is for you - also - beans for life. That’s my survival tip.

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