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Oct. 25, 2022

Episode 145 - Slumdog Millionaire

Episode 145 - Slumdog Millionaire

It's you who's in the hot seat, my friend. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Ethan, and Georgia (Liam's stealing shoes at the Taj Mahal) as we're trying to answer 15 questions for 20 million rupees in Slumdog Millionaire. We're phon...


It's you who's in the hot seat, my friend. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew: Ian, Ethan, and Georgia (Liam's stealing shoes at the Taj Mahal) as we're trying to answer 15 questions for 20 million rupees in Slumdog Millionaire. We're phoning a friend in our 145th episode as we discuss:

  • The shift in India from Bombay to Mumbai and whether globalisation is a more sophisticated form of colonialisation. 
  • We talk some facts about the slum of Dharavi, where much of the first act is set
  • Some of the backlash against Danny Boyle and his team
  • The history of the television show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and if you need that cultural knowledge to fully access the film
  • Is Maman the film's best villain - and if so, what does that do to the climax of the film?
  • You might not want to eat a Reese's again after hearing one fact from this film
  • We look up the definition of a chode
  • We ask Georgia to compare this film and Trainspotting
  • What poverty porn is and if the film indeed exploits it
  • Ian shares a little bit about his own quiz show experience in the UK
  • Whether or not Slumdog Millionaire is the Best Film Ever

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Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Pre-Cursors 5:40 - Opening Banter 6:40 - Reflections & Corrections 12:25 - Deep Dive 1:51:45 - Endgame