33 episodes

From famous founders to capitalist cooks, from sex scandals to the dirtiest blues song, AMERICAN FILTH dives into the filthier side of American history: uncovering people who society has largely excluded from the history books because they were too unconventional, provocative, seedy, dirty, trashy…. Or just plain filthy. And sure, some of these folks made great contributions to history. But that’s not the part of their lives AMERICAN FILTH is interested in. This podcast is here for the drama, the spice, and general tomfoolery. The weekly series of brisk episodes plunges face-first into the dirtiest events and people in the annals of American history.

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    • 4.7 • 254 Ratings

From famous founders to capitalist cooks, from sex scandals to the dirtiest blues song, AMERICAN FILTH dives into the filthier side of American history: uncovering people who society has largely excluded from the history books because they were too unconventional, provocative, seedy, dirty, trashy…. Or just plain filthy. And sure, some of these folks made great contributions to history. But that’s not the part of their lives AMERICAN FILTH is interested in. This podcast is here for the drama, the spice, and general tomfoolery. The weekly series of brisk episodes plunges face-first into the dirtiest events and people in the annals of American history.

    Exploiting the Mann Act

    Exploiting the Mann Act

    Progressive reformers are like, AH WHITE SLAVERY! And they pass a law to protect WHITE LADIES from PROSTITUTION! But then criminals are like, I'm going to exploit this. 
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    • 23 min
    Sex! (It's a play)

    Sex! (It's a play)

    Mae West brings Sex to Broadway but also...gay people?? 
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    • 26 min
    The Not-So-Genius Killer

    The Not-So-Genius Killer

    Wow, a true crime story!! Did this man kill his wife and daughter in 1845? Or did he kill EVEN MORE PEOPLE??
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    • 33 min
    The Solitary Vice

    The Solitary Vice

    Touching yourself too much? Have you tried eating some cereal?? John Harvey Kellogg was a chastity crusader who could solve any horned up feelings you have. Come learn how to abstain and get those hands out your own pants! 
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    • 35 min
    Runaway Husband

    Runaway Husband

    In 1873, a woman finds a husband from a newspaper ad. But turns out... he sucks. 
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    • 27 min
    Thomas vs Thomasine

    Thomas vs Thomasine

    In a small colonial settlement in Virginia in 1629, an indentured servant is confusing the heck out of everyone. Some people swear the servant is a dude named Thomas. But others are like, no, she's a lady named Thomasine! 

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

HopyAbby12345678910 ,

History and humor

Wonderfully done. I love the way Gabby delivers the history with her quirky sense of humor. I look forward to listening whenever an episode is put out.

Zbsz ,

great quick listen

love this. its pretty funny and the episodes are short and concise

Tabitha TDK ,

Delightful

Delightfully irreverent! Gabby’s writing and delivery is perfect and oh so funny. For those who care not for the colorful language, I humbly suggest that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has a lovely definition for the word EXPLICIT.

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