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The Zombie Autopsies

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This week on MonsterTalk, we interview Harvard medical doctor Steven Schlozman, author of The Zombie Autopsies and get inside the walking dead to discuss a plausible mechanism for the zombie apocalypse. It took a lot of guts, but in this episode we discuss:

  • How did a doctor become
    interested in zombies?
  • What can zombies teach us
    about neurology?
  • Which is scarier:
    infection or cannibalism?
  • Why don’t zombies have sex?
  • What’s the best way to slice a brain?
  • What do brains taste like?
  • Plus much, much more!

Suggested Reading
(for younger MonsterTalk fans)

The Zombies Guide to the Human Body
A great book for kids that teaches
anatomy with zombies.


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