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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Hahahahaha! It’s Robin Hood! Focus not on the crimes of Errol Flynn, but his natural charisma in The Adventures of Robin Hood. Ha ha! The Immortals (sans J.C.) dive back into the work of Leonard Cohen and are moderately creeped out by Dark Shadows. But it’s during the song segment where everything changes forever. Find out why The Immortals had to stop recording and freak out.
Who’s that over there? Is that Veronique? Or Weronika? There lies the complexity of the film The Double Life of Veronique. The Immortals dive into the films beauty and confusion while leaving plenty of time to continue that artistic relaxation to The Cardigans. Then it’s time to get more emotional with 2Pac’s tribute to his mother. Then it’s time to get way less emotional with a deep dive into the first season of CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Get excited!
IN THIS CORNER WE HAVE THE ITALIAN STALLION! IN THIS CORNER WE HAVE FOUR PODCASTERS WHO HAVE TO SHARE THE SAME SPACE. GO! For some, this was returning to warmly spare with Rocky and for some this was their first time duking up. Find out if the film goes the distance with The Immortals. Also they listen to the mysterious Terence Trent D’Arcy and the not at all mysterious Iron Maiden. Also after they got the shit beat out of them, they all checked into Sacred Heart to see the doctors of Scrubs. Get excited!
In 1001 episodes, it’s probably likely there will eventually be a musical episode of The Immortals. Not quite there yet, but we’re close with reviews of Nashville, Butthole Surfers and David Bowie. It’s a wide range of seeing the world through the illusion of the American dream, through the celebration of dance and through the Butthole Surfers. They also dive into the beloved show Gilmore Girls! Which has 100% less Butthole Surfers.
The Immortals have entered a new year! It’s 2019 no matter what the co-hosts claim it is when they recorded this one. They’re here to kick things off right which means spending a lot of time on a movie where Scarlett Johansson is a killer alien. They also listen to some smooth sounding music from Wild Beasts and Lily Allen. Austin watched six hours of The Crimson Field for a five minute segment. But most importantly, this was J.C.’s pick for a bonus review — the Netflix food documentary Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Get hungry!
In the last episode of 2018, it’s time for all of the HOT TAKES about the 90s. Like maybe it’s all garbage? First they look at the forgotten indie film, Smoke filled with some of the decade’s best actors. Then they open their hearts to the vulnerability of Incubus. Then they learn it’ll be okay with Macy Gray. Then the Australian dramedy ruins the thread by coming out in 2011 but it’ll still get HOT TAKES. Stay tuned for the most shocking henge rating of all time….
At any given moment, one of the Immortals are pulling a long con on the other one. (For example, Austin tricked them to do a 20 year podcast.) So everyone related really well to the Preston Sturges comedy, The Lady Eve. They also listened to Johnny Cash recording an album in prison, The Drifters walking down a street and one British man’s take on all of civilization. I’m sure that won’t go horribly wrong. Plus more True Crime Gays and finding out what’s on Pedro’s Chrome tabs! Get excited!
It’s been over 100 episodes since The Immortals watched a film where Natalie Wood plays a damned teenager so they’re past due! They watch Splendor in the Grass and then return to Pedro’s childhood by listening to Aerosmith. They also figure out exactly where the Rocky Mountains are as they almost focus on John Denver and then Austin complains about how long Anzacs was. IT’S GOOD STUFF AND YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ALL OF IT.
Recently The Immortals talked about nice things like The Wizard of Oz. This is not like that. If you have not seen Audition, this is your last warning before we get into some of the really insane things that happen in this movie. Then they calm down with some Gotan Project and Goldfrapp before going right back into the visual torture that is Duck Dynasty. Get excited!
Sometimes Thanksgiving dinner can feel like you’re trapped in a room, unable to escape. But at least there is turkey. With The Exterminating Angel, the upper class are physically (mentally?) unable to leave a home and quickly start going mad. They could have calmed down by listening to some Dennis Wilson but they didn’t. They could have felt motivated by listening to Slade BUT THEY DIDN’T. And if they wanted to feel even weirder about their circumstances they could have watched It’s Garry Shandling’s Show. They had so many opportunities (including cannibalism) but they just decided to complain. Sigh.