Slate's Spoiler Specials

On Slate's Spoiler Specials, Slate critics, such as Dana Stevens and Willa Paskin, discuss new movies and TV shows in spoiler-filled detail. We dissect twist endings, plot holes, and other secrets you won't read in reviews. WARNING: This podcast contains spoilers (duh).

TV & Film
TV Reviews
Film Reviews
1
The Lovebirds
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani’s murder mystery rom-com, in spoiler-filled detail.
39 min
2
Hollywood
Ryan Murphy’s revisionist Netflix series trades history for self-serving fantasy.
49 min
3
Too Hot to Handle
Spoiling Netflix’s new reality dating show that banned hot contestants from sexual contact.
48 min
4
Tiger King
An increasingly sordid documentary series about murder plots, charismatic big cat owners, and conning people out of zoos.
39 min
5
Star Trek: Picard
Three Trekkies spoil the newest installment in the sci-fi franchise.
68 min
6
Flashback: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The psychological melodrama starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford became legendary for its campiness.
75 min
7
Contagion
Spoiling the eerily relevant pandemic film from 2011.
47 min
8
Onward
Spoiling Pixar’s comedic quest about brothers attempting to bring back the rest of their father.
41 min
9
Emma.
Marissa Martinelli and Heather Schwedel spoil the Autumn de Wilde adaptation.
53 min
10
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Spoiling the captivating 18th-century French romance.
56 min
11
Flashback: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The psychological thriller that swept the big Oscar awards that year and had audiences screaming in theaters.
10 min
12
Flashback: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
The divorce drama starring Dustin Hoffman and a not-yet-star Meryl Streep was a major cultural and critical hit.
74 min
13
The Witcher
Should you toss a coin to your witcher?
44 min
14
Cats
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli come to the jellicle ball to spoil Cats.
45 min
15
Little Women
Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme spoil Little Women
59 min
16
Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance
A multigenerational roundtable of gay men discuss Matthew Lopez's epic play
53 min
17
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Ninth, and Final, Episode of the Skywalker Saga
76 min
18
Uncut Gems
Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer and Heather Schwedel spoil Uncut Gems
60 min
19
Marriage Story
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil Marriage Story
52 min
20
Knives Out
Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman spoil Knives Out
48 min
21
Frozen 2
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli spoil the sequel to Frozen
49 min
22
Doctor Sleep
Spoiling the sequel to The Shining.
54 min
23
Last Christmas
Spoiling the holiday rom-com … with a twist.
49 min
24
Terminator: Dark Fate
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Terminator: Dark Fate
51 min
25
Jojo Rabbit
Forrest Wickman, Sam Adams and Dan Kois spoil Jojo Rabbit
42 min
26
Slate Money: Succession: Bonus Episode With Gerri!
54 min
27
Parasite
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Inkoo Kang spoil Parasite
47 min
28
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Willa Paskin and Sam Adams spoil El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
32 min
29
Slate Money: Succession, S2E9, "You Can’t Make ...
56 min
30
Joker
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Joker
57 min
31
Slate Money: Succession, S2E8, “L to the OG”
51 min
32
Slate Money: Succession, S2E7, “Bolus of Gubbins”
55 min
33
Flashback: Imitation of Life (1959)
A pinnacle movie in the history of black acting.
8 min
34
Downton Abbey
June Thomas and Seth Stevenson spoil Downton Abbey: the Movie
52 min
35
Slate Money: Succession, S2E6, “Yuppie RoboCop”
44 min
36
Slate Money: Succession, S2E5, “Good Cop, Misog...
47 min
37
Flashback: The Fly (1986)
Just as gross—but also more clever—than you might remember.
12 min
38
It: Chapter Two
63 min
39
Slate Money: Succession, S2E4, "Nazis. Terrible...
46 min
40
Slate Money: Succession, S2E3, “French Kissing ...
43 min
41
Flashback: Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce...
A movie that draws you in by making you pay attention to the details.
12 min
42
Blinded by the Light
47 min
43
Slate Money: Succession S2E2: “Don’t Be an A**h...
36 min
44
Slate Money: Succession S2E1: "Silica Mud Treat...
42 min
45
Flashback: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Orson Welles’ second film became notorious for what it wasn’t.
10 min
46
Hobbs & Shaw
53 min
47
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
53 min
48
Midsommar
67 min
49
Flashback: Sergeant York (1941)
This film about WWI’s “greatest civilian soldier” came out just before the U.S. entered the Second World War.
7 min
50
Spiderman: Far From Home
56 min
51
Flashback: Wings (1927)
Clara Bow and Gary Cooper steal scenes in this silent movie about World War I.
11 min
52
Yesterday
60 min
53
Toy Story 4
43 min
54
Flashback: The Straight Story (1999)
A pure, kind, and often overlooked gem from director David Lynch.
10 min
55
Late Night
44 min
56
Always Be My Maybe
59 min
57
Flashback: Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Unassuming spies and kinky sex scenes spice up this fun political thriller.
12 min
58
Fleabag
63 min
59
Booksmart
63 min
60
Flashback: Wanda (1970)
An unparalleled portrayal of a different sort of femininity and independence.
56 min
61
John Wick III
56 min
62
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
49 min
63
Flashback: Gaslight (1944)
Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the movie that helped popularize the contentious term we still hear all too often today.
43 min
64
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 3, Season 8: The B...
Recapping the aftermath of this week’s long-awaited battle.
7 min
65
Avengers: End Game
53 min
66
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 2, Season 8: The N...
When Brienne’s smile stole the show.
7 min
67
After
55 min
68
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 1, Season 8: Retur...
Recapping the season 8 premiere.
36 min
69
Little
48 min
70
Shazam!
49 min
71
Us
48 min
72
Captain Marvel
A spoiler-filled discussion of Captain Marvel
36 min
73
Isn't It Romantic
51 min
74
Russian Doll
45 min
75
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
48 min
76
Glass
56 min
77
Bandersnatch
61 min
78
Mary Poppins Returns
49 min
79
The Favourite
34 min
80
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
51 min
81
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
37 min
82
Suspiria
54 min
83
Halloween
58 min
84
The Hate U Give
53 min
85
A Star Is Born
55 min
86
A Simple Favor
64 min
87
Insatiable
71 min
88
Crazy Rich Asians
81 min
89
BlacKkKlansman
69 min
90
Mission: Impossible-Fallout
62 min
91
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
41 min
92
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2
56 min
93
Westworld Season 2
A spoiler-filled review of Westworld
57 min
94
Hereditary
A spoiler-filled review of Hereditary
83 min
95
Ocean's 8
A spoiler-filled review of Ocean's 8
56 min
96
13 Reasons Why
A spoiler-filled review of 13 Reasons Why
74 min
97
Solo: A Star Wars Story
A spoiler-filled review of Solo: A Star Wars Story
60 min
98
Deadpool 2
A spoiler-filled review of Deadpool 2
45 min
99
Avengers: Infinity War
A spoiler-filled review of Avengers: Infinity War
73 min
100
Ready Player One
A spoiler-filled review of Ready Player One
54 min