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Slums of Film History

Slate and Tom

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.

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No one understands the power of cinema more than a dictator. The way movies can manipulate filmgoers to laugh, cry, and jump out of their seats in fear can be quite an attractive tool for controlling hearts and minds. Hitler and Stalin knew how to pu... more

9 months ago

Boats are a marvel. A human invention, mastered over thousands of years to provide food, travel and commerce to the ever evolving need of modern man. Boats are fun. They’re buoyant excuses for rich people to drink champagne, wear white floppy hats an... more

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We have a complicated relationship with bears. In popular culture bears are often seen as fluffy, adorable friends in children’s stories, not to mention their representation in that timeless toy, the teddy bear. But make no mistake, bears will fuckin... more

10 months ago

On a quick glance of this episode’s title, you may think we are talking about the Underground Film Movement. But that’s a highbrow topic and that’s not why you come to Slums of Film History. You come here for the actual horrible things that are under... more

10 months ago


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 132 ratings
  • Welcome Back!

    Good thing you guys are back! Coolest podcast and hosts as well

    Apple Podcasts
    United States10 months ago
  • A top-tier podcast

    The finest film history podcast there is! These two are everything but the pretense and that makes this by far the smartest thing out there

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    johnny epinymous
    United States10 months ago
  • New episode!

    Awesome to hear that Slate and Tom are back at it. Another home run episode with Teensploitation! Can’t wait to hear what else is in the works for the podcast gentlemen!

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    Mando Brando
    United States10 months ago
  • Excellent and Engaging!

    Well done podcast!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Podcast ideas

    Hi, I just found the podcast tonight and binge listened to almost all the episodes. Really great podcast. Anyway Tom and Slate mentioned they look at suggestions and so: -Cults (you can talk about Midsommar, Hereditary, The Wicker man etc) -Torture porn movies: I can’t believe they haven’t done this one yet (Saw, Hostel etc.) -necrophilia (they have mentioned they both saw the necrophilia movie) -Mental health: kind of an expanse on the insane asylum episode they can talk about the good and bad ... more

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    Australia2 years ago

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