Culture

Immortality

If you could live forever, would you? 

Episode 97 | June 18, 2010

Episode 97: Immortality by Distillations Podcast

Though most believe this to be a hypothetical question, there are some scientific processes that impart eternal life, or something like that, to actual creatures on Earth. First we look at how some animals’ bodies produce a kind of antifreeze that allows them to survive suspended animation. Next up, producer Aries Keck introduces us to a kind of jellyfish that can live forever. Finally, we wrap up this episode with the story of an alchemical adept fabled to roam Europe for centuries. Chemical Agent: Animal Antifreeze.

Show Clock

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:10 Chemical Agent: Animal Antifreeze
03:25 Feature: Immortal Jellyfish
07:03 Comte de Saint-Germain
10:24 Closing Credits

Credits

This show was written and researched by James Voelkel and Michal Meyer.

Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music from Music Alley and Magnatune. Additional music includes “Something Like Jellyfish,” by K. M.Krebs, “The Opening—Olivia’s diegetic Baroque,” by Film Composer–David Beard, “Bach’s Invention 13—Commodore 129,” by aprigliano, and “Bach Bach Bgawk!,” by Jeremy Jacobs.

Image courtesy of Flickr user nurpax.