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Paul and Corey Cross the Streams: Season 5, Episode 12 [‘The Killing Floor’ (1984)]

Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content. It’s the Great American Podcast where two friends learn about life as they float down the river of streaming services.

We’re back! Sorry for the delay, we were waylaid by health and scheduling issues.

In solidarity with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike (the latter of which Paul and Corey are both members), Paul and Corey have decided to change things up:

For the duration of the strike, they will: 1) cover only films about labor unions/strikes/solidarity/etc.; 2) not cover any new releases (that includes Corey’s Pass or Plays); and 3) not recommend any streaming services for where you can find these films.

First up, Paul was able to connect this film with Corey’s previous Babe (1995). This is a film about race relations in the attempt to organize a Chicago slaughterhouse in 1918-19, it’s The Killing Floor (1984).

The film was made for PBS as a sort of pilot for a (n abandoned) 10-part series on the American labor movement. It was heavily researched by the producer, Elsa Rassbach; written by Obie-winning playwright, Leslie Lee; and directed by Bill Duke (of whom, the Pakler family has a connection…).

There’s a lot to cover, so put on your union pin and enjoy!

This Episode’s Focus: The Killing Floor (1984)
Host’s Choice
: Paul Pakler
Corey’s Recipe Recommendations for This Episode:
Best Vegetarian Meals and Cozy Fall Vegetarian Dinners

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Special thanks to Tobin for our incredible theme song and Dave Droxler for our podcast’s logo and artwork.




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