I generally think of myself as “in the know” about the coolest zombie-related things out there. This is for two reasons. 1) Even casual friends know I am fond of this particular type of undead and send me every little zombie-related thing they hear about. 2) I seek out apocalyptic related information.
Because of points one and two listed above I find it shocking I am only now hearing about We’re Alive, a theatrical podcast telling the story of survivors of a zombie-ridden Los Angeles. This show started in 2009 and has been going strong ever since with free shows available on iTunes. Nearly four years - FOUR years - and nobody passed this information along to me. How is that possible?!
The good news is I am now looped in and have downloaded the complete collection of 95 podcast so I can catch up on the story. I listened to two episodes while running yesterday - thankful I’m not running from zombies (all the while knowing every run is really just preparation for the inevitable). Learning about We’re Alive is like discovering a treasure trove. I am a kid in a candy store! I got the Golden Ticket!
So far three Army soldiers, three women (including a florist who doesn’t believe in weapons) and one building maintenance man have barricaded themselves into a 14-story building in LA, trying to protect themselves from the zombie infestation (invasion) of their world. I’m utterly fascinated with the way people react in apocalyptic scenarios (the core of my zombie obsession) and this podcast serial highlights that specifically. Sure, it’s full of scary scenes and moments that make you jump or shiver but really it seems aimed at telling the story of seven survivors trying to make sense of their new reality. I’m five episodes in and loving it.