Cathy Wagner with Laura Sims

Cathy Wagner and Laura Sims
Cathy Wagner and Laura Sims

 

On the afternoon of June 12, Cathy Wagner and I sat down together (remotely) to watch The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 1. Im a fan of the show, but Cathy had never seen this rendition of the aftermath of zombie apocalypse. To prepare, wed both watched Night of the Living Dead and read parts of Zora Neale Hurstons Tell My Horse (about Haitian zombies), as well as Matt Mogks Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Zombies. We g-chatted during and after the show, mulling over zombies and gender roles and the paleolithic diet and zombies and new motherhood and personal hygiene and race relations and the wars of the future and murderers and books and anarchist thinkers and zombies.*