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Wednesday Podcast Review: We’re Alive – A “Zombie” Story of Survival

May 2, 2012

Happy Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen,

This is the first of what I hope will be many more podcast reviews showcasing some of the quality work being produced by amateur and professional alike.  I thought about who I wanted to start with and We’re Alive jumped right out at me.

Now in its third season, the podcast is a full cast audio production following a group of survivors during the first onset of a zombie apocalypse and the months ensuing the initial attack.  The story doesn’t settle itself around the apocalypse, but on how the survivors cope with the loss of everyone and everything they knew while also figuring out ways to survive in both the short and the long run.  If that wasn’t enough, there are other survivors whose concern isn’t just survival against the undead, but dominance.  One such group, dubbed The Mallers because of their base of operations when they are first met, turns into a gigantic problem for our heroes by the end of season 2.

I really enjoy listening to this well done story.  It doesn’t rest solely on the laurels of zombie stories that have come before it, it strikes out on its own.  Instead of the one zombie type you generally see in the movies, there are multiple ranging from shamblers, runners, decoys, and behemoths.  The characters stand out on their own and get you caring for them, a sign of a well told story.  Each chapter comes in weekly bite sized portions, with a two-week break between each chapter, and has just enough of a cliff hanger to keep you coming back for more.

You can subscribe to this podcast through Itunes or by going to their website, We’re Alive – A “Zombie” Story of Survival.

As always, if you want to leave a comment, please do so below.  Let me know your opinion on the blog and please share it with your friends, family, and yes, even your enemies.  I’m found on FacebookTwitterGoogle +, and via e-mail at dpitsiladis@gmail.com.

And remember… Why so serious?

DLP

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