The Immortals are solving all of the world’s issues with this episode! They begin talking about real world biases in data in Sarah and J.C.’s real work. Then they fix the legal system alongside Errol Morris’ The Thin Blue Line. They fix 90s music while listening to The Holy Bible. They learn the plot of the Dr. Dre’s song Deep Cover. Then they fix all the sexism in The Big Bang Theory. And it’s a shorter episode than last week!
Werner Herzog was so convinced that Errol Morris could not finish making his first film, he vowed to eat his shoe if proven otherwise. Herzog did eat that shoe and cinema was better for it. The guys look back at the films they covered of Errol Morris and his lasting impact on the medium. They discuss films of his they didn’t cover like The Unknown Known and they reveal their next subject of the podcast. Get excited!
Many documentaries have made major political shifts in policy and perspectives, but very few documentaries can achieve what The Thin Blue Line did. In its examination of the killing of a police officer in Texas, director Errol Morris was able to bring forth the truth. The result got an innocent man off death row. Not only that, it’s also a damn good movie!