'Zombie' Parasites In Nature 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.
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The Zombies That Walk Among Us

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The Zombies That Walk Among Us

The Zombies That Walk Among Us

The Zombies That Walk Among Us

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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.

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