I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University and co-Director of The Human Generosity Project. I study cooperation across systems from human sharing to cancer. I'm also the chair of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting. To learn more about the work we do in my lab, visit my lab website at AktipisLab.org.
June 18th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
frenemy, friend, indirect aggression, mean girls
Your friends have your best interests at heart. Don't they? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. In this episode, friend expert Jaimie Krems talks about the good and the bad of friends influencing our behavior. She also offers some tips on dealing with controlling friends without getting zombified.
June 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 51 mins 56 secs
dogs, puppies, stress
Have you been Zombified? Listen to our live launch of Season 1 of the new Zombified Podcast! Hosts Athena and Dave talk about how the podcast started, how and why are susceptible to zombification and some of our favorite things to be zombified by. We chat with Clive Wynne about the Puppypocalypse, Mary Davis about The Mindfulness Cure and with our live studio audience about all the things that take over our brains, including podcasts....
June 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 10 mins
If you're zombified by stress, this episode is definitely for you. We talk with stress and mindfulness expert Mary Davis about how stress changes the way we think and makes us more vulnerable to being manipulated. Mary also gives us a crash course in how to use mindfulness practice to counteract the mind-less-ness of being a stressed out zombie.
June 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 14 mins
cyborg, monsters, technology
Ed Finn knows what algorithms want: brains. In this episode we explore how technology has been changing our capacity for autonomous action, how monsters are more than just a metaphor for our relationship with technology and how algorithms deployed by powerful tech companies zombify us. Hold on to your brains for this one.
June 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 23 mins
diet, eating, microbiome
If you’re worried that you’ve been zombified by your diet, listen on! In this episode, nutritionist and ASU professor Corrie Whisner talks about food, diet and the nutritional needs of zombies. How does our relationship with food relate to our personal autonomy? How can we tell fact from fad in the diet industry? How many calories are in a brain? All your zombie diet questions, all answered here.
June 8th, 2019 | Season 1 | 59 mins 18 secs
magic, stress, witchcraft
In this episode, Anthropologist Mark Flinn explains how witchcraft works and how manipulation of the stress system is key to its effectiveness. Mark admits to being a witch himself (albeit a good one) and describes how our mental health and physical health is intimately tied to our social relationships - and how witchcraft works by breaking down trust and raising anxiety.
June 4th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
attachment, dogs, evolution, love, parenting
Have you been zombified by your dog? This episode we chat with dog expert Clive Wynne about how our dogs hijack us - sometimes for our own good. We'll learn about how to prepare for the Puppocalypse and what do if you're already zombified by how fucking cute your dog is.