In this episode of Strange Matters we talk all about the undead monsters known as zombies. These terrifying creatures are reanimated human corpses that have risen yet again, this time with an insatiable urge to consume living flesh. As the popularity of zombies spread in the modern culture, many people wonder what life would be like surviving in a zombie apocalypse.
Originally linked to Haitain folkore, where human corpses would rise by use of dark magic, the concept of zombies have changed over the past century. In the early stages of the idea, most zombies were depicted in films and literature as simply mindless creatures who served their masters. That all changed in the late 1960’s when suddenly zombies were shown to be the stumbling, violent, and hungry monsters that we know and love them as today!
Along with discussing the history of zombies, we go into details about what would life be like in the zombie apocalypse. We talk about how the outbreak might spread, the impacts it would have on society, and our thoughts on the best strategies to avoid becoming yet another unleaded being.
Finally we also go over the listener feedback sent in for our Zombie Survival Challenge! From what the best weapon is to fight off the undead horde, the ideal settlement location and type, and general strategies to survive in a world overtaken by walking corpses, we discuss the different answers we got in response to the challenge. Thanks to everyone who participated!