Here’s a fun discussion I had with Dahlia Schweitzer, author of “Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World”. We talk about her book and how iZombie is so impressive with what it does with zombie genre tropes, especially in this new season.
Season 4 is premiering MONDAY FEBRUARY 26 at 9PM! Make sure to watch it live, and tell your friends to watch. If you tweet, set out a couple tweets while you watch and hashtag it “#iZOMBiE”!
But before Monday, we have a bonus pregame tailgate party for the season premiere “Are You Ready For Some Zombies?”. First, I will give you all the latest news and then I get into a chat with a three-time friend-of-the-pod and iZombie writer Bob Dearden! (I may have to make him his own jacket if he makes it to the Five Timers Club!)
I talk with him a bit about some of the questions I still have from Season 3 before we get into a semi-spoilery chat about Season 4! This is a fun chat that I hope you all enjoy. The audio is a bit spotty in parts, I do apologize. Blaine may be Liv’s nemesis, but Skype will always be ours!
Thanks for listening! We truly appreciate your support and kind words!
Well, the show has exploded into new and interesting directions making iZombie into a whole new world to explore in Season 4! But, before that, we join forces in a sign of human/zombie friendship with teenage zombies Ava Frye (Tatum Weckler) and Anisha Cheema (Patrice Gold) to break down the biggest season finale yet! After that, we take a peek at some of the info Rob Thomas revealed in his interviews this week. Then we answer all your feedback in our final podcast of the season!
Thank you Ava and Anisha for hanging out with us! Thank you to the cast and crew of iZombie for producing gold with every episode and supporting our podcast! And thank YOU to the fans of iZombie for listening every week!
Robin and Steph welcome back BOB DEARDEN, writer of this week’s episode “Conspiracy Weary”!
We talk about “the Game of Thrones of CW” in depth as we dig into Ravi’s redemption, feeling sympathy for Harley, Shauna and Rachel, understanding Major, the greatness of Jason Dohring, the new additions to the writers room in Season 4, more musical talk, and a fun lightning round of questions. Also, we have some requests…
Thanks so much for dropping by the podcast again, Bob!
We are happy to be joined this week by Anisha Cheema, who played the suspicious Patrice, friend of Tatum Weckler! She tells us about acting in Vancouver and getting to play a part on iZombie!! She also joins us to discuss this crazy eventful episode where Ravi goes deep undercover, Blaine get Mr Boss under his thumb, Liv sees a ghost, Peyton and Clive bond, Major builds a fort and two teenage girls totally surprise us!
Robin chats with SARA SAEDI, writer of this week’s episode “Spanking the Zombie”!
We talk about the writing and filming of the last couple of crazy emotional scenes, the blue juice, the various recurring characters, how far they pushed the dominatrix brain, the deleted scenes, and even some teases of what’s ahead!
Make sure to visit Sara’s website here and pick up a copy of her book “Never Ever” here!
Robin chats with NATALIE FARROW, who played Ginger, a Max Rager scientist whose partying nearly causes a zombie apocalypse in the season finale “Salivation Army”!
Natalie chats about how she was cast, being turned into a zombie, working with cast and crew, and also getting to watch Rose McIver perform an emotionally powerful scene. Natalie also shares her experience working on The Flash!
Thanks so much for dropping by the podcast, Natalie!
Robin talks to iZombie writer BOB DEARDEN about his episodes Reflections of the Way Liv Used To Be, Love & Basketball, and Maternity Liv! We talk all about his job as a writer and how the writers room puts together a season! We even get some time to talk about the webseries Play It Again Dick! #playitagainagaindick
(And I even get a quick lesson in why it’s probably a good idea to check my sources right at the top of the show!)
We’ve got not one but TWO interviews after the events of this week’s episode “He Blinded Me…With Science”!
First up, LEANNE LAPP drops by to talk about Gilda/Rita, who started as a one-off “girl in a green dress” last season and soon became the ice-cold devil’s daughter that we all love. She sure had a rough couple of weeks, too!
Next, executive producer DAN ETHERIDGE chats about what goes down on the production side in Vancouver, some of his previous work in Veronica Mars and Party Down, and of course, we break down some of the big scenes of this week’s episode that he directed!
My sincere thanks go out to Leanne and Dan who took the time to chat with me!
COMMENTARY! It’s our very first commentary episode and there is a LOT to celebrate! First off, we have a season three! Woohoo! Secondly, it has been exactly one year since the pilot for iZombie aired so technically we have a birthday to celebrate, too! And who better to celebrate with than iZombie Podcast Bucket List Guest, co-creator and executive producer of iZombie: Diane Ruggiero-Wright!
So get your copy of the pilot queued up and get ready as we chat about the very first episode of iZombie! This was so much fun to do and we hope that you all enjoy listening.
And so many thanks go out to Diane for joining us and also to Master of Punny Chapter Titles, John Bellina, for setting this up!
MAJOR INTERVIEW! What else is there to say but ROBERT BUCKLEY is here! Rob takes some time from a very busy finale week to chat all things Major – the Meat Cute Massacre, Chao$ Killer, Rajor, and even some Minor talk. He also reveals a secret talent he’s had since middle school, and drops a few clues about the finale. Der Kommissar’s in town, everybody!
Hocus pocus! We’re here to talk about a magical episode of iZombie, where the greatest trick is murder! We talk about this case-heavy installment as well as all the ‘ships that rose or sank this week, including Ravi and the charming and not-at-all crazy Steph!
Steph herself, Debs Howard, actually joins us at the top of the podcast to talk about her time on iZombie and some behind-the-scenes antics! She was super nice and we hope you all enjoy the interview. #cucumber #BringBackSteph
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Aleks Paunovic aka Julien the Candyman talks about his career in genre television, his character’s journey so far and takes some hard-hitting questions from the Cuddle Puddle Nation. After that, Robin and Steph talk about mourning Lowell, Major flying over the cuckoo’s nest and Liv drunkenly stumbling into a possible worldwide outbreak!
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Mother’s Day comes early on the podcast as we talk about “Maternity Liv” with our special guest Molly Hagan, who plays Liv’s mom, Eva Moore! We first talk to Molly about her earlier roles – from being rescued by a famous martial artist to coaching a famous dog – before we chat with her about sister wives, Liv’s maternal instincts, wanting to trust Lowell and an experiment with rats that turns into a bloody mess. Warning: this conversation often gets Tan Gentle. Wink!
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We talk about one of the most terrifying, grossest and hilarious episodes this season so far with iZombie fan and gamer Will and special guest, Dr Ravi himself, Rahul Kohli! Since Rahul is here, obviously Star Wars and Batman are discussed at length before we “dig in” to this week’s show like a fresh home-delivered brain. We hope you don’t mind. Did we mention Rahul Kohli is here?? He is just as cool as we pespected. Er, subsected? Suspected!