Let me start by saying that this is an… unusual episode.
A slot unexpectedly opened up in our publishing schedule early this week and rather than scrambling to fill it, Ben and I decided to take the opportunity to go a little deeper on a topic that has (somewhat unexpectedly) resonated with a lot of people.
In last week’s hostful, we answered some excellent listener questions about birthday presents, advice for our 20-year-old selves, and how we manage to balance home duties while also working from home. But the question that got the most feedback was one about zombies.
Ben and I are massive fans of The Walking Dead so having an opportunity to briefly discuss our chances of survival in a post-apocalyptic zombie-filled world was super fun. Possibly even more fun was working out what our weapons would be – a golf club for Ben (natch) and long-handled secateurs for me (gardening forever!) – and what our fate might actually look like.
But it also got us thinking about the different ways slow living could actually impact our ability to survive (and perhaps even thrive?) in the apocalypse, and in a discussion over on Facebook earlier this week, a lot of people weighed in on the question:
“What is it about slow living that would prepare you for a zombie apocalypse?”
So here it is – a possibly-slightly-ridiculous but-very-well-researched episode that addresses the incredibly serious issue of how slow living could save your life if ever you find yourself living through a zombie apocalypse.
Enjoy! (And rest assured, it will be back to regular slow living talk – with an emphasis on the living – next episode.)
- Birthday Parties and Zombie Gardening
- Zombie Apocalypse Victory Gardens – it’s a real thing!
- The Walking Dead
- Shaun of the Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
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