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Slums of Film History is an in-depth podcast on niche film topics that aren't normally discussed in polite company. We take turns weekly discussing a single topic from everything to bodily fluids to T&A to exploding heads. If there is a film subject too taboo we haven’t found it yet. Welcome.

Slums of Film History Slate and Tom

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Slums of Film History is an in-depth podcast on niche film topics that aren't normally discussed in polite company. We take turns weekly discussing a single topic from everything to bodily fluids to T&A to exploding heads. If there is a film subject too taboo we haven’t found it yet. Welcome.

    Episode 72: Fatsploitation

    Episode 72: Fatsploitation

    Today we take on a big, fat topic. Whether they’re sad people, loveless people, farting people, food loving people, farting people, unhealthy people, farting people or just farting people, the overweight have been the targets of screenwriters for many years. So sit back, grab some pizza and chips and cake as we talk about the horrible treatment of large people with Fatsploitation.

    • 56 min
    Episode 71: Maniacal Moms

    Episode 71: Maniacal Moms

    Today we present the second part of our two part series on bad parents that started with Despicable Dads and is now turning its gaze to those malicious matriarchs. If you think dads cornered the market on psychosis, murder, and incest, well think again. Cuz as they say, hell hath no fury like a woman, or mother scorned, and there's plenty of scorned mothers in this episode. Join us as we discuss Maniacal Moms.

    • 53 min
    Episode 70: Despicable Dads

    Episode 70: Despicable Dads

    “Only a dad, but he gives his all - To smooth the way for his children small - Doing, with courage stern and grim - The deeds that his father did for him - This is the line that for him I pen - Only a dad, but the best of men.” That’s a poem by Edgar Albert Guest about the duties of being a good, respectable and honest father - none of which we’ll talk about today. Today we talk about mean fathers that are murderers, psychopaths, and incestuous a******s from hell. We laugh at some of them, fear others and learn some lessons, albeit not in the way that Ward Cleaver would have intended. Today we talk about Despicable Dads.

    • 56 min
    Episode 69: Killer Cars

    Episode 69: Killer Cars

    Automobiles have long been symbols for personal freedom. They took us places where we couldn’t otherwise travel. It’s this freedom to go anywhere and do anything that made us feel that behind the wheel we were in complete control of our own destiny. But what happens when we lose that control? What if someone or something takes that symbol of American individualism and transforms it into a harbinger of death and mayhem? Today we’ll look at the films where vehicles get a mind of their own and go on a path of destruction and discuss how those movies subvert and exploit America's love affair with the automobile. Come ride shotgun with us today as we take a joyride in some Killer Cars!

    • 54 min
    Episode 68: Amputees

    Episode 68: Amputees

    Amputations are a serious medical procedure and amputees are usually victims of an accident, health issue or a casualty of war. But you wouldn’t know that from watching the majority of the movies we talk about today with topics like psychotic surgeons, circus freaks, amputee kung fu masters, prosthetic chicken feet and Bruce Campbell with a chainsaw attached to his bloody stump arm. And all that happens before we even get to the 90s! Today is all about a topic that some say should be sacred but doesn’t even come close in today’s nutso episode on Amputees.

    • 53 min
    Episode 67: Little People

    Episode 67: Little People

    Show business is notorious for being a demeaning, cruel, and humiliating industry, even under the best of circumstances, but for someone affected by various forms of dwarfism, the situation can be especially grim. While admittedly, there have been inroads within the last few decades for little people to achieve success in film and tv, but the public image of them has scarcely improved since and neither have the roles. Why is that? On today's episode we’ll attempt to find out. So join us today as we have a big discussion on little people.

    • 54 min

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