If, like me, you are a big fan of the zombie apocalypse subgenre of horror, you will definitely want to check out We’re Alive (if you haven’t already)! While there has certainly been a reanimation of the genre in recent years, it can be difficult to find the really good material amongst the mindless shamblers.
We’re Alive is a zombie apocalypse podcast. It isn’t a typical podcast: It’s an audio drama that advances an art form that has seen little attention since the invention of the television. We’re Alive proves that audio dramas are a relevant art form, and the production level is fantastic. You can’t watch a film while you are driving to work, but you can listen to a podcast. The story is fully voice acted, with audio production that makes you feel like you are watching a feature film.
Much like The Walking Dead, which tells a more prolonged story than your typical zombie movie, We’re Alive covers the lives of a few people lucky (or unlucky) and resourceful enough to survive the zombie apocalypse. Currently there are over 38 hours of the show available for free download. The story is broken up into chapters that run about 60-90 minutes, which are delivered in 20-30 minute episodes. We’re Alive is in its fourth and final season.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Kc Wayland, writer and director for We’re Alive. We talked about the podcast, what inspired him to create it, what it takes to create and produce a high quality audio drama, and a few other topics. Have a listen to the Nerdy Minds exclusive interview on Nerdy Minds Radio!
Then go download We’re Alive. You can find it on iTunes, or listen online at the official We’re Alive website.
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