Episode 62: Zombies, Zombie Traders and Zombie Banks Part 2

by robbooker on July 11, 2012

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This episode is Part 2 of 2, which features your host, Rob Booker, speaking with a literal zombie expert, Dr. Kyle Bishop (aka “Dr. Walking Dead”) of Southern Utah University. In this show, Rob and Kyle bring this zombie analogy home to traders by exploring some analogies between banks and monsters. They talk about why banks and money have a long-standing, metaphorical association with blood.

Rob and Kyle also define what a zombie trader is — as well as the pitfalls that lead traders to succumb to this financially undead fate. Your hosts also warn against the dangers of “zombie adoption,” or becoming sympathetic toward individuals who are not successful. And Rob addresses whether the zombie banks will ever be able to be cured of their “living dead” condition. So, aim for the head, and don’t miss this episode!

Dr. Kyle Bishop’s links:
Twitter: @DrWalkingDead
Book: American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture

Kyle’s zombie movie / book recommendations (Required Viewing):
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
28 Days Later (2002)
Shaun of the Dead (2007)
The Walking Dead (TV series)
Max Brooks’s The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead (book)

Jason’s additional zombie movie recommendations:
Day of the Dead (1985)
Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1979) (aka Zombi 2)

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Mike near London, GB October 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

These euro zombies came to get the conservatives at their conference

http://www.thecommentator.com/article/1766/euro_zombies_attack_tory_conference

truly scary stuff

great podcast guys

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