Zombiefied NPR

Those of you who have read my book, A Prairie Home Apocalypse or: What the Dog Saw may have noticed something strange about the title. You may have noticed that the book itself does not take place on an actual prairie. This is not a mistake. The first part of the title is actually an offhanded allusion to the NPR radio show, A Prairie Home Companion.

But after I was done writing the book, I thought about it for a while, and I wondered if there might be other NPR radio shows whose names might be zombiefied as well. The following short list is what I came up with:

1. Zombie Talk

2. Wait, Wait, Don’t Eat Me!

3. This American Death

4. Mourning Edition

5. Selected Shots

6. Dead-things Considered

7. The Diane Rehm Show (rimshot! [semi-obscure NPR joke that maybe no one but me will get but I’m still not explaining it])

That’s all I can think of. If you’ve got more leave them in the comments. I’m off into the navy blue and khaki yonder super early today, so I could use a little chuckle. If you cannot think of any jokes then you could always buy my book. That would make me happy too.

9 responses to “Zombiefied NPR

  1. Soul Town
    Onward Zombie Soldiers
    One Life to Give
    If I had A hammer

  2. Thanks for the laugh! :0)

  3. RadioLab isn’t an NPR show (it’s APR), but how about ZombieLab or RaidoZombie? HA! (I think I like ZombieLab) better.

    Oooo, do a ZombieLab story… that would be an interesting read! You know, all mad-scientisty a la Frankenstein because for whatever reason the zombies haven’t risen from their graves. Maybe their on strike? Ok, getting silly here. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

  4. I peeked at their line-up. Couldn’t resist. I’ll add:

    The Annoying Zombie Show
    Being Undead
    The Zombie Steps!

    BTW when writing your author interview, every time I typed your title, I had to go back and change “Companion” to “Apocalypse.” lol

  5. I love NPR!!! Including A Prairie Home Companion. Fun playoffs.

  6. Clueless about NPR radio shows. I’ll take your words for it.

  7. I’m with Marilag – not so familiar with NPR show names. Funny – regardless.

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