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Savannah Zombie Podcast

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The Savannah Zombie Podcast is brought to you by author Josh Vasquez. Uncut and unedited, he tackles subjects like writing, books, and all kinds of nerdy things as he drives to work. Support this podcast:

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SZP Ep. 62 Left 4 Dead & Back 4 Blood

October 19th, 2021


This week I start off talking about the zombie video game Left 4 Dead and after playing Back 4 Blood, I was so excited I couldn’t wait to talk about …

SZP Ep. 61 Replaying Pokémon Red

October 12th, 2021


This week I babble on about replaying Pokémon Red. I know it’s spooky season y’all, but I was playing this last night and just wanted to gush about it for a minute! Spooky content to come!


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SZP Ep. 60 Venom: Let There Be Carnage

October 5th, 2021


This week I talk about Venom: Let There Be Carnage and that juicy end credits scene!


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SZP Ep. 59 New Reads from Valhalla Books

September 30th, 2021


Little bit of a looser episode here y’all. I talk about some upcoming releases from Valhalla Books and a little bit about how I got sucked into TikTok.


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SZP Ep. 58 The Matrix Trilogy Lost Episode

September 27th, 2021


Hey y’all! Yeah his week I have a lost episode for you about the Matrix Trilogy. I recorded this before my summer break and have no idea why I didn’t upload it, but here it is, so enjoy!


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SZP Ep. 57 Minecraft and Storytelling

September 23rd, 2021


On this week’s episode I talk about how playing Minecraft can be helpful for storytelling and how I use it to get my creativity sparked.


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SZP Ep. 56 Back in the metaphorical podcast saddle… again…

September 22nd, 2021


Hey y’all, my break from podcasting was a little longer than I planned but I’m back and just as disorganized as ever!


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SZP Ep. 55 When life gives you medium-sized lemons...

May 27th, 2021


This week I talk about the car troubles I’ve had and how I feel like I’m spinning my wheels creatively, but as I look back on it, I’ve actually been slowly progressing forward.


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SZP Ep. 54 Cover Creating Conundrum

May 17th, 2021


Hey y’all this week I talk about what I’ve been up to in my break and mostly about making covers for the paperback editions of the Savannah Zombie Novel series.


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SZP Ep. 53 Godzilla vs Kong

April 15th, 2021


Hey y’all this week I talk a little bit about publishing and then do a quick recap on Godzilla Vs Kong.


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SZP Ep. 11 Tyson vs. The Zombie Apocalypse

April 14th, 2021


I’ve been teasing it for weeks, but it’s finally here! No, I don’t mean Avengers: Endgame. I mean Tyson finally goes up against the Zombie Apocalypse! This was a fun one y’all and I hope you enjoy listening to it as …

SZP Ep. 52 Relaunch Week

March 31st, 2021


This week I relaunched the Savannah Zombie Nobel series with Valhalla Books. I talk a little bit about that and some behind the scenes stuff about publishing a book.


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SZP Ep. 51 Chat w/ Adam Messer

March 24th, 2021


This past weekend, I was on the Adam Messer show with my buddy Adam Messer, author and publisher at Valhalla Books. He shared the audio with me so here’s a little taste of what his show is like.


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SZP Ep. 50 WandaVision Wrap-up and New Book Covers

March 17th, 2021


This week I recap my final thoughts on WandaVision wrapping up, Justice League coming out this week, and the new book covers for the Savannah Zombie series. Preorder A New Death: Director’s Cut here

SZP Ep. 49 Relaunch Month for the Savannah Zombie series

March 3rd, 2021


This week I talk about relaunching my Savannah Zombie series and the differences in my life compared to when I originally wrote the books. I talk about the struggle of the “day gig” and how to work with that mindset as …

SZP Ep. 48 Zack Snyder’s Justice League

February 18th, 2021


This week I talk about the recent trailer of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, well, not so much the trailer, but more about the Snyderverse, well, not so much about the Snyderverse, but more just the state of the DCEU, …

SZP Ep. 47 Wandavision Recap and Theories

February 11th, 2021


This week I take some time to talk about Marvel’s new show Wandavision and recap the first five episodes. I also talk about what I think might happen in the MCU so, you know, spoilers, maybe...


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SZP Ep. 46 February Update

February 4th, 2021


Hey everyone! This week is I just fill you in on what’s going on author wise for me and the plans for the near future! Very exciting stuff!


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SZP Ep. 45 Writing Advice Sucks

January 20th, 2021


This episode I talk about why I think writing advice sucks and why sometimes it doesn’t.


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SZP Ep. 44 Director’s Cuts and Coconuts

January 14th, 2021


This week I talk about relaunching the Savannah Zombie series, why I want to do it, how I’m doing it and why I compare it more to a Director’s Cut, …

SZP Ep. 43 New Year, New Author

January 7th, 2021


Haha, Jk! Same ol’ Josh up to his same ol’ tricks! But maybe you’re a new author this year or you want to be one, I throw down some fresh advice for …

SZP Ep. 42 The Mandalorian Season 1

December 25th, 2020


Now that season 2 of The Mandalorian is done, I finally got around to talking about season 1! I’ll cover season 2 but figured I had to talk about …

SZP Ep. 41 Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Pt. 2

December 16th, 2020


Ok, so after listening to last week’s episode, I feel like maybe I was a little harsh on Disney’s take on Star Wars. This week I share some of the things I liked about the new movies and try to be more positive.


SZP Ep 40 Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

December 10th, 2020


Since there’s no big Star Wars release this year, I decided to look back at the Disney Star Wars trilogy, starting with The Force Awakens. I talk about my opinions of these films, and why the issues start with The Force …

SZP Ep. 39 North Pole Zombies

November 27th, 2020


Happy Thanksgiving and blackest of Friday’s y’all! This week I’m reading the first two chapters of North Pole Zombies, my Christmas themed zombie …

SZP Ep. 38 Writing Dumb, Fun Stuff

November 20th, 2020


This week I talk a little about writing North Pole Zombies, my Hallmark Christmas movie meets B-movie horror short story. What do you do when you get …

SZP Ep. 37 For Valhalla!

November 13th, 2020


This week is a bit of an update episode. I talk about the upcoming changes for the Savannah Zombie series. Exciting stuff in the future!


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SZP Ep. 36 Zombie Video Games

November 7th, 2020


I wasn’t ready to stop talking about zombies yet, so this week’s episode (sorry it’s late) is about some of the zombie video games that influenced me when writing the Savannah Zombie series.


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SZP Ep. 35 The Walking Dead

October 29th, 2020


Finishing up October with not a zombie movie, but a zombie show that has been going strong for a decade now. Of course I’m talking about the Walking Dead. This topic needed a little more time so today’s episode is a …

SZP Ep. 34 Shaun of the Dead

October 23rd, 2020


This week I continue the zombie movie that inspired me with Shaun of the Dead and a few other ZomComs. It goes off the rails quick with this one, so …

SZP Ep. 33 28 Days Later

October 14th, 2020


The next zombie movie up is 28 Days Later, which some may say is not a true zombie movie, but those people are wrong! Find out why I think that and why this was one of the movies to inspire me to write the Savannah …

SZP Ep. 32 Dawn of the Dead Remake

October 7th, 2020


Keeping up the theme for spooky month, I talk about another movie that inspired the Savannah Zombie series, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake.


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SZP Ep. 31 Influence of the Living Dead

September 29th, 2020


This episode I talk about how the movie Night of the Living Dead influenced me in my creative life, helping me shape the Savannah Zombie Novels, and now push me to make short films.


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SZP Ep. 30 Filmmaking and Geeking Out Over DC’s Fandome

August 27th, 2020


On this week’s episode, I talk about the first project of Dead Pixel Pictures, filmmaking, and finish up with me gushing about some of the stuff released from DC’s recent virtual event, The Fandome!


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SZP Ep. 29 Author Update, Valhalla Books, and Dead Pixel Pictures

August 6th, 2020


What’s up everybody?! I’m filling you in on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to in this episode! A bunch of new exciting stuff! New books! New movies! New feelings? I don’t know, my coffee hasn’t kicked in yet...

SZP Ep. 28 World War Z

April 7th, 2020


This episode I talk about World War Z, the book, the movie, and the video game!


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SZP Ep. 27 The Rise of Skywalker

April 1st, 2020


I finally get around to talking about The Rise of Skywalker and the Star Wars sequel trilogy. I know, I know, it’s been out for months. My bad y’all, my bad.


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SZP. EP. 26 Coronapocalypse

March 26th, 2020


I’m back from hiatus and wow, what a doozie of a time to come back! We got Corona Virus mucking up everything and what in the world is going on with the year 2020 y’all?!?


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SZP Ep. 25 A Review of Daybreak

November 21st, 2019


This week I talk about the new Netflix show Daybreak. No spoilers in the first half, spoilers in the second. You’ve been warned!


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SZP Ep. 24 Savannah Authors Expo

November 9th, 2019


A real quick one this week folks! Just want to give you some info about the Savannah Authors Expo. Full episode next week! I swears!


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SZP Ep. 23 Halloween Twenty Nineteen

October 30th, 2019


Happy Halloween y’all! This week I talk about being on the Adam Messer Show podcast and radio show this past Sunday. I also talk about some of my favorite zombie things, movies, books, and games.


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SZP Ep. 22 - 6 years of the Savannah Zombie Series

October 24th, 2019


This week I look back at the last six years of my author journey and talk about some of the things I’ve learned along the way.


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SZP Ep. 21 DOOM Annihilation Review

October 11th, 2019


I watched Doom Annihilation and this is how I feel about it!


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SZP Ep. 20 Bad Reviews

October 2nd, 2019


This episode I share some of the bad reviews I’ve collected over the years and how I’ve dealt with them. I give advice on what you should do if you …

SZP Ep. 19 Hurricanes and The Zombie Apocalypse

September 12th, 2019


A little late this week, but tackling the recent Hurricane Dorian and evacuation fun that happened here in Savannah last week. I compare it to the hypothetical zombie apocalypse and how we’re probably not as prepared as …

SZP Ep. 18 Back at it with movie talk

August 30th, 2019


I jump back into podcasting this episode by talking about Spider-Man’s split from the MCU, new Star Wars trailers, and the trailer for the Joker movie. Baby steps, y’all.


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SZP Ep. 17 Amazon vs. Bookstores

June 18th, 2019


Today I tackle the debate about Amazon and Bookstores. Which one is better? Which one is right? And which one will reign supreme at the end of the great book wars? Ok, I might have gotten a little out of hand with that …

SZP Ep. 16 How to Write a Zombie Novel: Plot (Sorta)

June 13th, 2019


This week I continue the how to write a zombie novel series with diving into plot and story. Although, I’ll be honest, I was pretty tired when I recorded this and some of the information in this episode... might not be …

SZP Ep. 15 How to Write a Zombie Novel Pt. 2 Characters

May 28th, 2019


This week I dive deeper into the how to of writing the zombie novel. Characters is the subject this time and I talk about how to take flat, 2D stereotypes and turn them into your all-star cast.


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SZP Ep. 14 How to Write a Zombie Novel Pt. 1: Apocalypse Rules

May 21st, 2019


This episode I start a series on How to Write a Zombie Novel (or any Novel for that matter), and setting up rules for your zombie universe! Of course …

SZP Ep. 13 - Story-building and How I Wrote the Savannah Zombie Novel series

May 14th, 2019


This week I actually talk about writing, but I do get nerdy by tying it all into Dungeons & Dragons. And zombies. Booyah.


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SZP Ep. 12 - Endgame, Spider-Man, and D&D

May 7th, 2019


Got a whole hodgepodge for y’all today! I talk about Endgame finally and the newest trailer of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Then finish it up with a …

SZP Ep. 10 - Zombie Inspiration for the Savannah Zombie series

April 23rd, 2019


Hey, Tyson vs The Zombie Apocalypse got postponed for one more week, so I talk about all the zombie media that inspired me along the way and helped shaped the universe of the Savannah Zombie Novels.


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SZP Ep. 09 Star Wars IX Teaser Talk

April 17th, 2019


New Star Wars stuff to talk about so I talk about it!


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SZP Ep. 08 MCU Essential Watchlist Before You See Endgame

April 9th, 2019


This episode I break down my essential list of MCU movies you need to brush up on. Feeling feisty today, so if you got beef, leave a voice message in the app and we’ll hash it out.


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SZP Ep. 07 - Zombies vs. Vampires

April 5th, 2019


A rainy day pondering on what would happen if a zombie bit a vampire and vice verse.


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SZP EP. 06 Doom: Annihilation and what would make a good Doom Movie

March 29th, 2019


Hey y’all! Got a long one for you today! *wink, wink Jk, but it’s near an hour and a half of podcast today folks, so grab some snacks and settle in …

SZP Ep. 05 Getting back at it

March 26th, 2019


Hey, so it’s been a hot minute since I posted a new episode, but I’m gonna get back on the ball and have two episodes for you this week. I explain what I’ve been up to and get my podcasting game face back on. Also, I …

SZP Ep. 04 Getting back into the groove and Publishing Tips

August 28th, 2018


Hey Everyone! Yes, I am still alive! This episode has two purposes: to one let you know what I've been up to and why there hasn't been an episode in a hot minute.

And two, I want to give some Publishing Tips for anyone …

SZP SPECIAL - A New Death: CJ's Story Pt. 03

July 26th, 2018


Hey everybody! Had some technical difficulties this week, but wanted to make sure I got Part 3 up of A New Death: CJ's Story up on the podcast!

SZP SPECIAL - A New Death: CJ's Story Pt. 02

July 20th, 2018


Hey everyone! Here's part 2 of A New Death: CJ's Story! The action picks up as CJ and his family try to escape the zombie outbreak!

If you're dying to know what happens next, check out the short story FREE on Amazon!


SZP 03 - Pokémon Go and Writing Advice

July 18th, 2018


In this week’s episode, I ramble on about Pokémon Go, before diving into writing advice and why I think it sucks.
Then after trying to convince you that writing advice sucks, I then to proceed to give you some writing …

SZP SPECIAL - A New Death: CJ’s Story Pt. 01

July 12th, 2018


Hey everybody here is the first part of the audiobook version of A New Death: CJ’s Story. There’s three parts, so if you can’t wait until next week to find out what happens, then you have two options: 1) Go to

SZP Ep. 02 Ant Man and the Wasp

July 9th, 2018


In this episode, I talk about Ant-Man and the Wasp, with spoilers at the end, how I got my start in writing and how the Savannah Zombie Novel series came to be.
Listen to me ramble on and get easily distracted by deer …

SZP Ep. 01 The Pilot

June 29th, 2018


The pilot episode where I try to figure out what the heck I’m doing oh my gosh where am I what is going on please help me........... just kidding I’m …

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