Episode 751: Good Luck!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Scrubs I’m going to get a little dark in regards to zombie fans in this write up. Please bear in mind that I’m not making a sweeping statement about all fans of the genre, but rather only a small subset of fan. Okay, that disclaimer out of the way, I have… Read more »

Episode 750: No Time to Stop

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Strength of Denial No one likes dealing with uncomfortable truths, but one sign of maturity is that person will prefer the ugly truth to the comforting lie, or at least have the ability to cope with those truths. Of course, any crisis is a crucible to test our coping abilities. Many… Read more »

Episode 749: Clear?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Clean Getaways When it’s time to sneak away from a horde of zombies, things rarely go easily for characters in fiction. After all, if they did, it really wouldn’t be much of a story, would it? No matter how careful and deliberate they are about killing or drawing away all the… Read more »

Episode 748: Go Time

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Women and Children First Anyone who has ever dealt with kids before knows that they can get stressed out really easily, and few things would be more stressful than the zombie apocalypse. If your group of survivors has some children in it, then you’ve got a whole new challenge you need to… Read more »

Episode 734: A Call for Help

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Using Resources The beauty of the zombie as a monster is that, on its own, a single zombie isn’t terribly threatening. Sure, it’s creepy and gross, but it’s also slow, clumsy, and has no particular abilities outside of lack of emotion and fatigue. Once you start having to deal with multiple zombies,… Read more »

Episode 724: I Hope You Don’t Die

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Afterthoughts Once again, I’m going to talk about a trope that isn’t isolated to the zombie genre. In point of fact, it isn’t really a genre trope at all, but rather a truism in life. Often we find ourselves in a situation where our emotions can become overwhelming to the point of… Read more »

Episode 723: Ready? Ready!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Be Prepared One positive about surviving in the zombie apocalypse is that it will force you to be a lot more prepared and adaptive in your life. That’s a goal for a lot of people, myself included. Just think: all we need to accomplish this goal is for civilization as we know… Read more »

Episode 722: It’s Dangerous to Go Alone, Take This

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Prep Work So you want to sneak out and do some recon in the midst of the zombie apocalypse? Good show, but you should make sure you’re actually prepared for the challenges you’re going to be facing. You might have to fight some zombies. You might get stuck somewhere and need food… Read more »