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Season 1 Teaser

Season 1 Teaser


We’ll follow three kids separated from their families during a zombie apocalypse. Throughout the journey, hosts and creators Josh Kurz, Wendy Roderweiss, and Dr. Mel Herbert weave in jokes, science, historical factoids, and interviews with leading experts. Season 1 starts with the reason we do science in the first place and then tackles topics ranging from digital communication, the power grid, and the immune system, to Polynesian voyagers, and the Underground Railroad.
S1:E1 - Brain Traps

S1:E1 - Brain Traps


Your brain is a wonderfully complex piece of organic equipment that's supposed to tell you the truth about the world around you.
S1:E2 - The Pathogen

S1:E2 - The Pathogen


If you like having a brain but don't really care about having skin, please listen to this episode.
S1:E3 - The Epidemic

S1:E3 - The Epidemic


The Nox Virus gets released. We find out how an epidemic starts.
The Nox Virus spreads. We find out how much we rely on digital communication. 
S1:E5 - Going Dark

S1:E5 - Going Dark


The kids are without power. We find out why we need electricity.
S1:E6 - Drying Out

S1:E6 - Drying Out


The kids lose water. We find out why water is the key to survival.
S1:E7 - Starving Time

S1:E7 - Starving Time


The kids decide to hit the road in search of food and safety. We find out how crazy our food supply is.
The kids begin their journey to Vandenberg on bikes. We find out about transportation.
The bike journey continues. We explore navigation.
The kids continue their journey. We explore the zombie brain.
The kids run into a problem. We explore the physiology of the zombie body.
The kids finally arrive at Vandenberg but the journey’s not over. In this episode we’ll show you how to sort out fake truths from real fakes, and “truthier trues” from less “truthier trues” (to start, stop using the word “impossible”). Yes, that sounds impossible...but it’s probably not. Also we’ll answer the question: Should you trust your best friend?
The last piece of the puzzle falls into place as Nadine searches for answers. In this episode you’ll get more tips on how to hunt for monsters and seek out the truth. We turn our attention to the skies above Chicago and the trees on the Solomon Islands for a lively “bat chat.”
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Pam Jarvis

I too love it coming back?

Feb 8th

Maxwell & Jennifer

I love SHABAM! It's simply the smartest, most entertaining STEM podcast available for 4th - 12th grade. Its audio production is extremely, mind-boggingly good and it's a crime that the podcast seems to be overlooked in the educational space. The show takes aspects of science and tech/engineering (like epidemiology and modern communication systems) and describes them within a real world context. Well, *almost* real world, in that they apply it to a "what-if" zombie virus outbreak. The concept actually works brilliantly​, as the writing is whip smart, insightful, and very funny. (Not to mention lightning fast... they pack into one episode the info of 2 or 3 other science podcasts.) Don't miss this one!

Nov 29th
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