The Immortals is a podcast about five ancient individuals who have been cursed with immortality by the old gods and Bethany. The only way to break the curse is to complete their 1001 tasks which happen to be from the 1001 Movies / Albums / Songs / TV Shows You Must Consume Before You Die books.
Every week join Pedro Aubry, Austin Lugar, J.C. Pankratz and Sarah Staudt as they review a randomly selected set with their own unique perspective filled with humor and insight. You can see their henge ratings here and their average ratings here. They score everything on a scale from 0-5 henges. Because they’re old.
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Sarah is off traveling for work so it’s up to Austin, J.C. and Pedro to return to the Apu Trilogy with Aparajito. How does it hold up to the high standards of the first entry? They also prepare for this 4/20 weekend episode by getting into the reggae music of Toots and the Maytals and watch the silly BBC miniseries, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Where you gonna run to? ST. LOUIS! In this episode of The Immortals, the gang looks at the best city in the world in the beloved musical Meet Me in St. Louis. They listen to the Grateful Dead’s live album and Nina Simone’s masterpiece think about all the times they played in Missouri. One can only assume that All in the Family is as good as it is because Norman Lear wrote all of his scripts while on a picnic under the grand St. Louis arch.
Here is Part Two of The Immortals commentaries about the films from The Chair. Austin, Sarah, Pedro, Daron and Adam are back minutes after their Hollidaysburg commentary to watch the companion film. What will happen during a movie that Austin described as, possibly the worst film he’s ever seen? Not as fun as you think, but moments that are worthy of discussions!
The Immortals are gathered to take part in their first ever commentary track. They are going to talk about the two films that were created from the reality/competition show The Chair, which was reviewed in Episode 150. They don’t have J.C., but they do have the former Immortal, Adam! Also Pedro’s often-mentioned girlfriend, Daron! Find out what they think of this first-time indie film and how it lives up to expectations created by The Chair.
Aha! The Immortals are back and ready to go to war as we learn how many of them will follow Patton to the ends of the Earth. They also get annoyed by their song picks this week from Orange Juice and Sparks, which–fun fact–are the names of bands! They also break down the Alan Partridge classic sitcom Knowing Me Knowing You. But first they get all of their Game of Thrones predictions out of the way. You’ll find out who Sarah is in love with! Here’s a hint, it’s not Austin!
150 EPISODES!!!! It’s a landmark and also so hysterically far from the premise goal. But forget about that, because the Immortals dive into the brilliant teenage comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. They talk about Ice Cube’s perspective on race in the 90s. They talk about how EDM music is….EDM music. Then they dive deep into the FOX drama House and how it holds up. BUT THEN….Austin got his friends to watch this insane Starz drama that history is actively choosing to forget: The Chair. We go long but only because we have to cover every social issue affecting America today. And The Chair. Thank you all for listening to this madness!
The Apu Trilogy is one of the most beloved films in cinema history and The Immortals get the chance to start it with the poverty coming-of-age film, Pather Panchali. Then they get their taste of European history with an album by John Cale. They dive into what it means to be a drug song with Sister Morphine by Marianne Faithfull–not The Rolling Stones. Then Austin is too enthusiastic about a spy drama called The Sandbaggers. MOSTE POPULAR ENTRIES EVER!!!!
Most of the Immortals are traveling during this recording time so they decided to do a bonus episode to catch up on reviews people have missed. J.C. talks about the colors of The Adventures of Robin Hood! They all listen to the politics (and Broadway career) of Fela Kuti. Then Pedro also questions Walker in Point Blank! Take a listen! They’ll be back next week with a full episode.
If all The Immortals were in Europe, how long would it take before most of them would try to manipulate Pedro to commit crimes for them? That’s the dilemma in the middle of the Wim Wenders’ film The American Friend! It’s a Ripley novel adaptation from Patricia Highsmith starring Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz. After they finish their assassinations, they listen to R.E.M. and Chaka Khan and then Austin barely proves that Footballers’ Wives exists. Also plenty of Oscar reactions a week late! Get excited!
Pedro is gone this week which it’s fair to assume he took Walker’s money in Point Blank! While he’s gone they discuss that crime classic while also listening to The Cramps. Then they do a deep dive into the British crime series, Prime Suspect, starring Helen Mirren. (The talk is almost entirely about the first season, but nobody spoils the ending.) Get excited!