Ep. 25 Notes (“Zombie,” by the Cranberries)

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The Song

“Zombie,” by the Cranberries

And here are the lyrics (though note that these lyrics may be incorrect, due in part to American’s inability to understand Irish accents).

Supporting Videos

“Salvation,” by the Cranberries

“Ode to My Family,” by the Cranberries

“We Don’t Want the Irish,” from Blazing Saddles [WARNING: Language]

“The Smartest Thing Anyone Has Ever Said,” by Yoda (from Star Wars: Episode I)


Greek Terms

The “Kyrie Eleison” (“Lord, have mercy”) entry at New Advent.

The “Eucharist” (“Thanksgiving”) entry at Wikipedia.


The Wikipedia article on the song.

The Billboard Alternative Songs charts for 1994.

The Billboard Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 100 Songs.

The Wikipedia page on Samuel Bayer.

The SongFacts page on the song.

The Wikipedia article on the Troubles.

The Wikipedia page on the Warrington bombings.

Julianne Chiaet, “Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy,” Scientific American, October 4, 2013.

Christian Keysers, “Inside the Mind of a Psychopath – Empathic, But Not Always,” Psychology Today, July 24, 2013.

Kara Mayer Robinson, “Sociopath vs. Psychopath: What’s the Difference?” WebMD

Cy Musiker, “Fighting the Empathy Deficit: How the Arts Can Make Us More Compassionate,” KQED, September 3, 2015.

Philosophical Sources

Robert Kirk, “Zombies,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Wikipedia article on “desiring production” in Deleuze and Guattari.

The Wikipedia article on Anti-Oedipus, from which that concept derives.

Karsten Steuber, “Empathy,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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