244 - Matt Simon - What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World

Zombieism isn’t just the stuff of movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead. It’s real, and it’s happening in the world around us, from wasps and worms to dogs and moose—and even humans.

We talk to science writer at Wired magazine Matt Simon about his new book Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World—and Ourselves, where he documents his journey through the bizarre evolutionary history of mind control.

Links:

Matt on KQED Forum

Matt’s articles in Wired