You know, on Spawned with Kristen and Liz, we’ve covered a lot of important info to help our listeners navigate this crazy parenting thing: Bullying, picky eaters, playdate hell, political unrest, mental health, the eye-rolling tween phase…you name it.

But one really important challenge we haven’t yet covered: How to survive the impending zombie apocalypse as a family.

We have so many questions!

Like: How do you inform your children in an age appropriate way? What supplies should we be looting first? How can you turn the toys and baby gear you already own into weapons? Are there any positive ways to spin “it’s the end of the world” as a parent?

That’s why we are so delighted to talk to comedy writer and dad of four, James Breakwell, better known on social media as viral sensation @XPloding Unicorn. He’s also the author of the brand new Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and he’s got answers that can save your family’s lives one day!

Only Dead on the Inside by James Breakwell | Comedy Parenting Book

Listen right here, right now! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn how to turn Barbie legs into zombie-killing shivs.

(Plus, James said this was one of his favorite interviews ever. So what are you waiting for?)

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Cool Picks of the Week

Thanks Obama | David Litt Memoir
James: Former Obama speechwriter David Litt’s memoir Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years. Hilarious, and yet…surprisingly, not political.

Ryan Gosling Instant Pot Decal

Kristen: Pop-culture Instant Pot decals: See all of her favorites at Cool Mom Eats.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb : Amazing shade that looks good on everyone!

Liz:  Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer.

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