Saturday 4 May 2013

Ep 149: Zombies Part 2

In the second of a two part series on zombies, this week we go deeper in the dark world of the undead. In part one we managed, through a combination of drugs, to create zombie-like creatures who were sluggish and largely brain-dead. This week we have a shot at recreating the zombies of films such as I am Legend - creatures created through the transmission of a virus, who are filled with rage and enjoy the taste of brains. Topics covered include:
  1. Mad cow disease and the use of prions to transmit disease,
  2. Chimpanzees who eat brains,
  3. Methamphetamines for the creation of rage,
  4. Mathematical modelling a zombie pandemic and how the zombies could do this sustainably.
Somehow we ended up proposing a "Planet of the zombie apes" movie idea, and a methamphetamine-infused biodome. It might not pass an ethics committee. Tune in to this episode here.

In the podcast we use a few songs, all licensed under a Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)
I As We by Speck
Big John by copperhead 
What It All Boils Down To by texasradiofish
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Above image from ABC Open Wide Bay

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