Episode 8: Zero Leech Thirty

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Episode 8: Zero Leech Thirty

Aaron, Banks and Evan dive into Zero Dark Thirty’s leechiest themes (5:12), scenes (14:30), and characters (24:55). They conclude by considering the film’s medicinal qualities (35:33) and giving an overall rating -- from 1 to 4 -- of the film’s leechiness (43:23).

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External Links:

  • N. Annandale and Amin-ud-Din, “Note on the Occurrence of the Leech Limnatis nilotica in Seistan and the Afghan-Baluch Desert” [link]
  • Mahmoud Bahmani, Zohre Eftekhari, Ava Mohsezadeghan, Freidon Ghotbian & Nafise Alighazi, “Leech ( Limnatis nilotica) causing respiratory distress in a pregnant cow in Ilam province in Iran” [link]
  • John Gast, “American progress” [link]

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  • Hosted by Evan Cate, Banks Clark, and Aaron Jones
  • Editing by Evan Cate
  • Graphic design by Banks Clark
  • Original music by Justin Klump of Podcast Sound and Music
  • Production help by Lisa Gray of Sound Mind Productions
  • Equipment help from Topher Thomas
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