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The show where real doctors tell you what’s real, what’s not, and what’s maybe possible in your favorite movies and TV shows.

October 23, 2020

Episode 19: Unmaking a Zombie


Now that we've talked about making a zombie, let's talk about unmaking one. In the second of our three zombie episodes, we'll discuss lone microbiologists, dried scab powder, and the power of therapeutic stabbing. Sure, manufacturing a zombie cure from your own blood is impressive, but unless you have detailed lab notes, it basically didn't happen. We're looking at you, Will Smith.


Resources, Citations, and Mentions:


  • Deepa: 1 out of 10 congealed tubes of Will Smith's blood
  • Jen: 0 out of 10 missing lab notebooks


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