Vampires: what is fact and what is fiction? The legend of the vampire is deeply ingrained in our culture but what are the origins of this monster? And is there any truth to the walking undead? Iszi chats to folklore expert Deborah Hyde about dead bodies, exhumaton and night time visitors….
This is a Z List Dead List Special - the rest of Series 5 should be out in October - exploding computers and other work is getting in the way of Iszi’s historical output but she is still working hard to get the next series to you.
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With thanks to Deborah Hyde @jourdemayne.
Deborah Hyde is editor of the Skeptic Magazine and also a film-industry makeup effects coordinator. Her blog,www.journdemayne.com focuses on belief in the supernatural and the history of the dark arts.
Iszi Lawrence is a comedian and podcasterer www.iszi.com
The Z List Dead List is a podcast about obscure people from History. Created by Iszi Lawrence @iszi_lawrence
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