MYS159: Zombies have become a staple of pop culture, but as Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss, they are a real and recognized phenomenon in the nation of Haiti. What are these zombies, what causes them, and are they really the dead brought back to life?
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Links for this episode:
- Wade Davis’s book Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie
- Wade Davis’s book The Serpent and the Rainbow
- Garth Haslam’s book Zombies: History, Belief, and Modern Ideas
- Haitian Vodou
- Lancet article (paywall)
- Uncanny Valley
- Premature burial
- White Zombie (1932)
- BBC short video
- National Geographic short video
- Interview with a Zombie (Wilfrid Dorissant documentary)
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