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 »

Episode 720: Specialization

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Expert Opinion They say that everyone is good at something (debatable, but let’s go with it), and while the insane level of specialization we now enjoy likely won’t work in the zombie apocalypse, you never know who might be able to help you out. Case in point, while Vicky might not be… Read more »

Episode 719: On the Same Page

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Dressing for the Job One of the things I really love about the zombie genre is the way that it takes very normal people, puts then in terrible circumstances, and forces them to deal with things with only what they happen to have available. Sure, a person might be a survival and… Read more »

718: Assistance

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Assist At the risk of beating a dead (zombie?) horse, cooperation is your most valuable asset when it comes to surviving the zombie apocalypse, or practically any other emergency scenario. Don’t get me wrong, having someone to help isn’t going to save you if you’re panicking, making stupid decisions, or simply… Read more »

716: No Time for Discussion

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Ending the Discussion Today’s cliche isn’t going to be directly related to the zombie genre, but it still tends to come up in zombie stories a lot. I’m speaking, of course, of quickly ending, or at least extricating yourself from an argument or discussion. This is a skill many people – myself… Read more »