Zombi Zombi Season 1

In this second season of our podcast series on zombies, we look the walking dead pre-Romeroa. We excavate the origins of the walking dead in history and folklore, and explore the mysteries of voodoo. In this series you will learn how a Haitain legend would become a staple of 20th century horror fiction.

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part VII
In this episode, we resurrects our Zombi Zombi series, and this time we are going right back to the beginning! In this show we unearth the earliest accounts of the zombi, hearing strange tales of haunted islands, voodoo rites, and discover something a little different from what you might be expecting!

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part VIII
In this special tie-in episode of From the Great Library of Dreams, we sample a tale of caribbean terror from Henry S Whitehead, the classic Jumbee, and learn more of the strange lore of the supernatural that lies within the origins of the zombie!

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part IX
The Zombi Zombi series continues with a reading of the true origin of the walking dead. Mr Jim Moon presents the original account of zombieism "Dead Men Working in the Cane Fields" from William Seabrook's book The Magic Island. We go on to learn much more of voodoo, Haiti, its history and, of course, its zombies...

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part X
In this episode, we go back to the original dawn of the dead... when the zombie first shambled from folklore into horror fiction, looking at the first zombie tales that appeared in the 1930s, including HP Lovecraft's early classic Herbert West: Reanimator!

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part XI
In this episode, Mr Jim Moon takes an in-depth look at the world's first ever zombie movie, with a full commentary track for White Zombie from 1932, starring the legendary Bela Lugosi. And as this movie is in the public domain, you can watch along legally and for free.

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part XII
Continuing our history of the walking dead, in this episode Mr Jim Moon traces the development of zombie cinema in the 1930s in movies such as Revolt of the Zombies and Ouanga.

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part XIII
In this episode we chart how the zombie genre was developed extensively in weird fiction, in tales from classic genre writers such as August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith and E Hoffman Price, and in the pages of the more lurid shudder pulps.

ZOMBI ZOMBI Part XIV
In this episode we discover how the dead walked across the airwaves! In the world of old time radio, a legion of zombies walk in shows like Unsolved Mysteries, Creeps By Night, and Lights Out!

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