Episode 84 – The best example of The Last of Us

We’ve all seen The Last of Us right? The hit franchise is based on the real life Cordyceps fungus, but did you know the fungus doesn’t take over the brain? The true mechanism behind the zombie fungus is perhaps more terrifying. Also, there is actually a more compelling example of zombie parasites that receives shockingly little attention. In response to listener messages about The Last of Us, Brad puts his Ph.D. studying zombie parasites to work and explains the stories behind Cordyceps, Dicrocoelium and why Toxoplasma might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

 Relevant reading

Adaptive host manipulation by Toxoplasma gondii: fact or fiction?

You Know Those Parasites That Control Our Brains?

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