Savannah Zombie Podcast
By Savannah Zombie Podcast
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.
SZP S2 Ep. 2 Call of Duty (With a Little Bit of Andor)
This week I start off talking about the recent Disney+ Star Wars show Andor. All spoiler free this week, just some first thoughts on the show. I’ll be back next week to do a full talk through. After that, I dive into the world of Call of Duty and take a trip down memory lane. This is all sparked by the recent release of Modern Warfare 2.
November 29, 2022
SZP S2 Ep. 1 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
This week I jump back into podcasting to talk about some recent deaths in the nerd world and discuss Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
November 22, 2022
SZP Ep. 62 Left 4 Dead & Back 4 Blood
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 that too!
October 19, 2021
SZP Ep. 61 Replaying Pokémon Red
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!
October 12, 2021
SZP Ep. 60 Venom: Let There Be Carnage
This week I talk about Venom: Let There Be Carnage and that juicy end credits scene!
October 05, 2021
SZP Ep. 59 New Reads from Valhalla Books
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.
September 30, 2021
SZP Ep. 58 The Matrix Trilogy Lost Episode
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!
September 27, 2021
SZP Ep. 57 Minecraft and Storytelling
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.
September 23, 2021
SZP Ep. 56 Back in the metaphorical podcast saddle… again…
Hey y’all, my break from podcasting was a little longer than I planned but I’m back and just as disorganized as ever!
September 22, 2021
SZP Ep. 55 When life gives you medium-sized lemons...
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.
May 27, 2021
SZP Ep. 54 Cover Creating Conundrum
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.
May 17, 2021
SZP Ep. 53 Godzilla vs Kong
Hey y’all this week I talk a little bit about publishing and then do a quick recap on Godzilla Vs Kong.
April 15, 2021
SZP Ep. 11 Tyson vs. The Zombie Apocalypse
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 much as we did recording it!
April 14, 2021
SZP Ep. 52 Relaunch Week
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.
March 31, 2021
SZP Ep. 51 Chat w/ Adam Messer
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.
March 24, 2021
SZP Ep. 50 WandaVision Wrap-up and New Book Covers
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08W3QJG1M
March 17, 2021
SZP Ep. 49 Relaunch Month for the Savannah Zombie series
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 an author. I also talk about Pokémon, so there’s that.
March 03, 2021
SZP Ep. 48 Zack Snyder’s Justice League
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, well, not so much...
February 18, 2021
SZP Ep. 47 Wandavision Recap and Theories
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...
February 11, 2021
SZP Ep. 46 February Update
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!
February 04, 2021
SZP Ep. 45 Writing Advice Sucks
This episode I talk about why I think writing advice sucks and why sometimes it doesn’t.
January 20, 2021
SZP Ep. 44 Director’s Cuts and Coconuts
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, than a full reboot.
January 14, 2021
SZP Ep. 43 New Year, New Author
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 you aspiring scribes!
January 07, 2021
SZP Ep. 42 The Mandalorian Season 1
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 season one first! It’s a long one folks!
December 25, 2020
SZP Ep. 41 Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Pt. 2
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.
December 16, 2020
SZP Ep 40 Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
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 Awakens in my opinion.
December 10, 2020
SZP Ep. 39 North Pole Zombies
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 short story. If you like what you hear, you can read the rest right now for free on Amazon!
November 27, 2020
SZP Ep. 38 Writing Dumb, Fun Stuff
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 a really dumb idea? You write it anyways!
November 20, 2020
SZP Ep. 37 For Valhalla!
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!
November 13, 2020
SZP Ep. 36 Zombie Video Games
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.
November 07, 2020
SZP Ep. 35 The Walking Dead
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 little longer than usual.
October 29, 2020
SZP Ep. 34 Shaun of the Dead
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 buckle up folks.
October 23, 2020
SZP Ep. 33 28 Days Later
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 Zombie Novel Series.
October 14, 2020
SZP Ep. 32 Dawn of the Dead Remake
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.
October 07, 2020
SZP Ep. 31 Influence of the Living Dead
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.
September 29, 2020
SZP Ep. 30 Filmmaking and Geeking Out Over DC’s Fandome
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!
August 27, 2020
SZP Ep. 29 Author Update, Valhalla Books, and Dead Pixel Pictures
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...
August 06, 2020
SZP Ep. 28 World War Z
This episode I talk about World War Z, the book, the movie, and the video game!
April 07, 2020
SZP Ep. 27 The Rise of Skywalker
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.
April 01, 2020
SZP. EP. 26 Coronapocalypse
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?!?
March 26, 2020
SZP Ep. 25 A Review of Daybreak
This week I talk about the new Netflix show Daybreak. No spoilers in the first half, spoilers in the second. You’ve been warned!
November 21, 2019
SZP Ep. 24 Savannah Authors Expo
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!
November 09, 2019
SZP Ep. 23 Halloween Twenty Nineteen
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.
October 30, 2019
SZP Ep. 22 - 6 years of the Savannah Zombie Series
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.
October 24, 2019
SZP Ep. 21 DOOM Annihilation Review
I watched Doom Annihilation and this is how I feel about it!
October 11, 2019
SZP Ep. 20 Bad Reviews
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 ever wake up one morning and see a single golden star.
October 02, 2019
SZP Ep. 19 Hurricanes and The Zombie Apocalypse
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 you think.
September 12, 2019
SZP Ep. 18 Back at it with movie talk
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.
August 30, 2019
SZP Ep. 17 Amazon vs. Bookstores
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 last one...
June 18, 2019
SZP Ep. 16 How to Write a Zombie Novel: Plot (Sorta)
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 that helpful… But hey it was fun! And that’s half the battle right? Wait no… Knowing is half the battle… You know what, never mind…
June 13, 2019
SZP Ep. 15 How to Write a Zombie Novel Pt. 2 Characters
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.
May 28, 2019
SZP Ep. 14 How to Write a Zombie Novel Pt. 1: Apocalypse Rules
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 this could be relevant to any book universe, just subtract the zombies!
May 21, 2019
SZP Ep. 13 - Story-building and How I Wrote the Savannah Zombie Novel series
This week I actually talk about writing, but I do get nerdy by tying it all into Dungeons & Dragons. And zombies. Booyah.
May 14, 2019
SZP Ep. 12 - Endgame, Spider-Man, and D&D
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 helpful dose of Dungeons and Dragons. Listen for me and my four year old’s first D&D game at the end!
May 07, 2019
SZP Ep. 10 - Zombie Inspiration for the Savannah Zombie series
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.
April 23, 2019
SZP Ep. 09 Star Wars IX Teaser Talk
New Star Wars stuff to talk about so I talk about it!
April 17, 2019
SZP Ep. 08 MCU Essential Watchlist Before You See Endgame
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 anchor.fm app and we’ll hash it out.
April 09, 2019
SZP Ep. 07 - Zombies vs. Vampires
A rainy day pondering on what would happen if a zombie bit a vampire and vice verse.
April 05, 2019
SZP EP. 06 Doom: Annihilation and what would make a good Doom Movie
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 as I ramble on about the new Doom movie Doom: Annihilation and all the things that I think would make a good, no, a great Doom movie.
March 29, 2019
SZP Ep. 05 Getting back at it
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 talk a little bit about the game DOOM and set up for the next episode.
March 26, 2019
SZP Ep. 04 Getting back into the groove and Publishing Tips
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 who is just getting started. I'm currently helping a guy publish his first book and let's just say, unfortunately, there are people out there that prey on those who don't know any better. It's a short episode as I get back into the groove of the podcast, but I hope to be posting more often. I'll be in Statesboro, Ga on September 15th at Galactic Comics and Games from 10 AM to Noon, hanging out with other authors and signing books!
August 28, 2018
SZP SPECIAL - A New Death: CJ's Story Pt. 03
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! Hopefully, everything will get fixed and I'll see you next week!
July 26, 2018
SZP SPECIAL - A New Death: CJ's Story Pt. 02
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!
July 20, 2018
SZP 03 - Pokémon Go and Writing Advice
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 advice, which sucks. Guess I should have thought that more through… Oh well. Here are the people I mention at the end of the show who helped me in my writing journey. Nick Stephenson yourfirst10kreaders.com David Gaughran davidgaughran.com Sterling and Stone sterlingandstone.net Joanna Penn TheCreativePenn.com Film Riot filmriot.com Skip to the 14:00 mark for the writing advice.
July 18, 2018
SZP SPECIAL - A New Death: CJ’s Story Pt. 01
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IY3IJ8K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_592rBb39FBDTK and download the short story to your Kindle device or 2) You can go to the Savannah Zombie YouTube page and listen to the other two parts there! That easy! Or you can wait. Completely your call!
July 12, 2018
SZP Ep. 02 Ant Man and the Wasp
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 on the side of the road! Only the most professional here folks!
July 09, 2018
SZP Ep. 01 The Pilot
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 fine. Hey I talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story in this one so there’s that!
June 29, 2018