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  • Have you been zombified?

    Is something taking over your brain? Zombified is a new podcast about how we are vulnerable to being hijacked by things that are not us. From microbes hijacking behavior, to humans influencing each other, to our brains being taken over by social media, we talk about why zombification happens, why we are susceptible to it, and what we can do about it. Hosted by Dr. Athena Aktipis, a Psychology Professor at ASU and the founder of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Alliance, and co-hosted by zombie enthusiast Dave Lundberg-Kenrick, “Zombified” takes a radically interdisciplinary approach to the science of zombification. If you enjoy fresh brains, this podcast is for you!

  • About Zombified

    We are all zombified

    Zombified is an educational podcast about how we are vulnerable to be controlled by things and what that means for our future. It features interviews with ASU Psychology Department faculty, other ASU faculty and scholars from outside of ASU talking about forces beyond our control that affect our behavior. It covers diverse disciplines including evolutionary biology, psychology, parasitology, microbiology, computer science and more.

     

    Zombified is supported by the ASU Psychology Department, the ASU Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative and the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Alliance.

  • Provocative, erudite, and sometimes hysterically funny, this podcast marries impeccable science with creative out of the box thinking.

    -Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, NY Times bestselling author of Zoobiquity, Professor at UCLA and Harvard

    Terrific podcasts—stimulating, intellectually broad, provides entirely novel perspectives.

    -David Buss, bestselling author of The Evolution of Desire, Professor at UT Austin

    A great listen - intriguing, relatable and so true! You will learn a lot about your world and yourself.

    -Pauline Davies, award-winning radio broadcaster, host and producer for BBC World Service, Professor at ASU

  • Subscribe to Zombified

    You can find Zombified on all major podcast platforms. Follow the link below to get your brain feed.

  • Season 1 Episodes

    Get Zombified

    1.00 Get Zombified!

    Our season 1 live launch episode.

    1.01 The puppypocalypse

    1.02 The mindfulness cure

    1.03 Stress zombies

    1.04 The zombie diet

    1.05 Monster algorithms

    1.06 Zombie friends

    1.07 Laugh like a zombie

    1.08 Microbial Zombification

    1.09 The red zone

    1.10 Curiosity kills

    1.11 Insatiable

    1.12 Duct tape before guns

  • Your Zombified hosts

    Athena Aktipis

    I love brains

    Your host, Athena Aktipis, is a Psychology Professor at Arizona State University, the Director of ASU's Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative and the Chair of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Alliance. She started this podcast because she loves brains.

    Dave Lundberg-Kenrick

    I can't believe this is really happening

    Your co-host, Dave Lundberg-Kenrick, is a filmmaker, media specialist and zombie movie enthusiast. Dave is also part of the Psychology Department at ASU, but his official title is so long and convoluted that he can't even remember what it is.

  • Your Z-Team

    Aktipis Lab Z-Team

    Who's on your Z-team?

    Zombified is supported by many awesome Z-team volunteers in the Aktipis Lab (also known as the Cooperation and Conflict Lab), including graduate students, undergraduates and lab staff.

    Sound

    by Tal Rom

    Learn more about our wonderful sound editor, Tal Rom.

    Illustrations

    by Neil Smith

    Visit the website of our amazing illustrator, Neil Smith.

    Music

    Psychological by Lemi

    It's something psychological with you - makes me act the way I do.

    Listen to our theme song "Psychological" by the very talented Lemi and featuring Novi.

  • Brain Feed

    Feed your brains. Get Zombified on your social media feed.

  • Contact

    What zombifies you? We'd love to hear your thoughts on great topics for new shows or fresh brains to bring on the show!

  • Get Zombified by email

  • Support Zombified

    Zombified is an educational podcast, with no ads. Ever. You can help support Zombified for just $1/month.