The Immortals are taking it easy this week so they’re just going to chat sorta on topic for a half hour. Sarah tells us what she thought of The Battle of Algiers. Pedro catches up with Return of the Jedi. Adam reviews The Snow Spider for the second time. And Austin wastes everyone’s time by trying to recap like twenty shows. IT’S PERFECT AUDIO. Normal episode next week.
While Pedro is outside the Immortals’ spaceship doing Pedro stuff, the foursome inside will talk about super popular things: Return of the Jedi, Public Enemy, Vanilla, not so much Tracy Chapman until next week, but definitely the Bad Beginning, and Robot Chicken! Listen, subscribe, and for the love of God please send a spaceship to help us if you are able.
Yes, of course the title is clickbait but it’s clickbait with a good purpose. That said, I do believe in the title. I liked The Force Awakens, I was rather impressed by the Clone Wars TV Show and there have been some fun video games. But none of them have captured joy, cleverness and emotional weight that the Campaign podcast has brought to the world.
Campaign is a story that has gone on for 76 main episodes. It uses the mechanics of the role playing game Edge of the Empire. I remain rather new when it comes to RPGs, but from what I’ve seen from the little I’ve played and what I’ve observed through Campaign—it’s a system that is run on imagination and empathy.
The Immortals are back and there here to discuss the three things that may bring down our next President: Sex, Lies and Videotape! Also, did you know there was a movie with that same name? Anywho, they also make time to listen to some Goldie, eat some urd, feel hurt, ignore a book and battle droids with clone soldiers! It’s a totally normal assortment of things to talk about!
By Leigh Montano, co-host of The Immortals podcast
Carrie Fisher’s loss has hit me. Hard. So hard. It’s difficult to put into words how much someone you’ve never met means to you. I always feel like memoriams of dead celebrities read false and disingenuous. But I’m going to share why she’s so important to me anyway.
Carrie Fisher is my feminist spirit guide.
Almost a year ago, at the end of last December, I had a dream in which Carrie Fisher visited me.