Maximillian Michael Brooks is an American actor and author whose writing focuses on zombie stories. He is a lecturer at the Modern War Institute.
Critically acclaimed author Max Brooks joins the fellas to talk about his new Bigfoot book, Devolution. They also get into Max’s time as a SNL writer, why Minecraft might be the ultimate life-skill, and finally settle the ultimate debate of the World War Z book vs the movie. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always interview authors, but when we do they’ve generally written about zombies – Hysteria 51.Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IVBooksDevolution - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609523/devolution-by-max-brooks/World War Z - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/18957/world-war-z-by-max-brooks/Minecraft: The Island - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/554254/minecraft-the-island-by-max-brooks/+VideosWorld War Z - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/WebsitesMax Brooks - https://www.maxbrooks.com/Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_BrooksFind More Great Podcast at:ForthHand Media - http://forthhand.com/shows/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Max Brooks returns to the podcast! He and Chris talk about how they have been dealing with the quarantine, how he researched for his zombie books and how that relates to Covid-19. They then talk about their favorite Twilight Zone episodes, their love of sci-fi and Max talks about his new book Devolution!
Author Max Brooks talks with Andy Richter about exploring social collapse (through zombies), finding himself outside the shadow of his father Mel Brooks, and putting his Bigfoot fascination to the page with his latest novel Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre.
Author Max Brooks became an expert on disaster preparedness — from pandemics to nuclear war — through researching for his books, 'World War Z,' 'Germ Warfare' and the forthcoming 'Devolution.' Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz recommends some music to listen to that feels right for this moment: A compilation of all the songs Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded together. It's called 'Cheek to Cheek.' We remember Broadway playwright Terrence McNally, who died March 24 due to complications related to COVID-19. He won Tony awards for 'Kiss of the Spider Woman,' 'Ragtime' and 'Master Class.' McNally was openly gay and wrote about the lives of gay men in his plays. He spoke with 'Fresh Air' in 1993.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
May 22nd, 1972
Episode Count
11
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
11 hours, 38 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 970063