The STEM Read Podcast: It was Supposed to be ZOMBIES!

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Some people are complaining that COVID-19 is not the pandemic they signed up for. It was supposed to be Zombies. Even though we don’t have zombies, many of us have a roadmap for survival because of horror.

In this episode, host Gillian King-Cargile talks with Carolyn Ciesla, dean of the Library and Learning Resources and Assessment at Prairie State College and part of Summer Scares, a committee that creates book lists and resources to help libraries connect readers with great horror fiction.

They’ll talk about the Summer Scares program, horror as a comfort read, and the benefits of pleasure reading.

Then Gillian talks with author Daniel Kraus (Rotters, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Bent Heavens) about research, aliens, and his work to complete the late George Romero’s epic zombie novel The Living Dead.

Summer really is a scream with the STEM Read Podcast!

Carolyn Ciesla
Daniel Kraus