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Twenty-five years ago, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. And people living with HIV were shunned. It was as if the world didn’t care. Then, against all odds, filmmaker Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington created the first mainstream Hollywood film about HIV/AIDS and homophobia, the first to give the disease a face and reveal the humanity of those who live with it. PEOPLE LIKE US: INSIDE PHILADELPHIA tells the story behind the story - how this remarkable movie got made and how it changed everyone who has ever seen it.

In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit red.org/cocacola to learn more and donate today.

People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia Wondery

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 58 Ratings

Twenty-five years ago, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. And people living with HIV were shunned. It was as if the world didn’t care. Then, against all odds, filmmaker Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington created the first mainstream Hollywood film about HIV/AIDS and homophobia, the first to give the disease a face and reveal the humanity of those who live with it. PEOPLE LIKE US: INSIDE PHILADELPHIA tells the story behind the story - how this remarkable movie got made and how it changed everyone who has ever seen it.

In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit red.org/cocacola to learn more and donate today.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Mariann iTunes ,

Keep tissues at the ready....

I can’t wait to watch Philadelphia again all these years later. This podcast is an excellent in-depth behind the scenes look.

joesview ,

More about the movie please

A bait & switch - not enough about the making of the 1993 film. And the narrator playing multiple audio ‘roles’ is a lame device.

SingItBack ,

Beautiful

I learned of this podcast via an ad on another pod and I must admit, I was skeptical of the premise. Philadelphia is a great movie, sure, but did it merit a podcast miniseries? Turns out, yes it does. Five minutes into the first episode I was completely enthralled. The narration and writing are exceptional and listening to the story unfold is often quite touching. Thank you to Wondery for creating this podcast, it’s really something special.

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