Short Wave: The Zombies That Walk Among Us

The idea of human zombies probably seems pretty far-fetched.

But there are real zombies out there in the animal kingdom.

Ed Yong of The Atlantic creeps us out with a couple of examples. Hint: they involve fungus. Follow Maddie on Twitter – she’s @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

Read Ed’s coverage:

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez and edited by Viet Le.

 

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