I have no shyness in admitting that there’s one sliver of my inner being that’s absolutely convinced that the zombies are coming, or the portal will open to another world, or the aliens will one day swoop upon us, or that I am the chosen one (I just need to find the damn ring/sword/shoe that proves it). It’s a small, tiny, minuscule sliver, but it’s enough that I avoid high heels because if one of the above happens, and I have to run away from the zombies (or toward the shining portal) I don’t want to be slowed.
Thus I was utterly thrilled when I found the Geek Survival Guide podcast. It “seeks to point you to the best information to keep you and your loved ones alive during the inevitable zombie apocalypse.” Many books and movies have been devoured to make sure you get the best advice possible to avoid the terrors that have undone so many red shirts. Each episode is geared toward one of numerous trials that you will encounter in a scifi, fantasy, horror, or disaster movie, giving you clear and hilarious instructions on what to do to survive.
Host Zach Ricks has covered topics such as henchmen, army ants, raising an alien/human hybrid, daikaijuu, and (full disclosure, this was in conjunction with a project of mine) super villains. The podcasts are short, usually around ten minutes, and Zach gives his voice a clear, calming tone, with matching classical background music, to make sure you don’t totally lose your shit when the zombies start banging on the doors.
The only downside to the podcast is infrequent posting (which I’ve been guilty of, so I’m not throwing stones too hard here), but Zach has two episodes for the new year already, and has assured me he’s shooting for a biweekly update schedule.
Geek Survival Guide admits to being the home for survival tips you will probably never need. But just in case...