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
Film Reviews
TV Reviews
101
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
102
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 3, Season 8: The B...
Recapping the aftermath of this week’s long-awaited battle.
7 min
103
Avengers: End Game
53 min
104
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 2, Season 8: The N...
When Brienne’s smile stole the show.
7 min
105
After
55 min
106
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 1, Season 8: Retur...
Recapping the season 8 premiere.
36 min
107
Little
48 min
108
Shazam!
49 min
109
Us
48 min
110
Captain Marvel
A spoiler-filled discussion of Captain Marvel
36 min
111
Isn't It Romantic
51 min
112
Russian Doll
45 min
113
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
48 min
114
Glass
56 min
115
Bandersnatch
61 min
116
Mary Poppins Returns
49 min
117
The Favourite
34 min
118
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
51 min
119
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
37 min
120
Suspiria
54 min
121
Halloween
58 min
122
The Hate U Give
53 min
123
A Star Is Born
55 min
124
A Simple Favor
64 min
125
Insatiable
71 min
126
Crazy Rich Asians
81 min
127
BlacKkKlansman
69 min
128
Mission: Impossible-Fallout
62 min
129
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
41 min
130
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2
56 min
131
Westworld Season 2
A spoiler-filled review of Westworld
57 min
132
Hereditary
A spoiler-filled review of Hereditary
83 min
133
Ocean's 8
A spoiler-filled review of Ocean's 8
56 min
134
13 Reasons Why
A spoiler-filled review of 13 Reasons Why
74 min
135
Solo: A Star Wars Story
A spoiler-filled review of Solo: A Star Wars Story
60 min
136
Deadpool 2
A spoiler-filled review of Deadpool 2
45 min
137
Avengers: Infinity War
A spoiler-filled review of Avengers: Infinity War
73 min
138
Ready Player One
A spoiler-filled review of Ready Player One
54 min
139
The Americans S:6 | E1 Dead Hand
Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Katie Irish, Chris Long, June Thomas
37 min
140
Isle of Dogs
A spoiler-filled review of Isle of Dogs
55 min
141
Blue Planet II
A spoiler-filled review of Blue Planet II
61 min
142
A Wrinkle in Time
A spoiler-filled review of A Wrinkle in Time
62 min
143
Annihilation
A spoiler-filled review of Annihilation
68 min
144
Black Panther
A spoiler-filled review of Black Panther
53 min
145
Fifty Shades Freed
A spoiler-filled review of Fifty Shades Freed
51 min
146
Mosaic
A spoiler-filled review of Mosaic
33 min
147
Black Mirror Season 4
A spoiler-filled review of the newest season of Black Mirror
48 min
148
Phantom Thread
A spoiler-filled review of Phantom Thread
39 min
149
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
56 min
150
The Shape of Water
A spoiler-filled review of The Shape of Water
42 min
151
Justice League
Dana Stevens and Jonathan Fischer spoil Justice League
27 min
152
Thor: Ragnarok
Dana Stevens, Dan Kois, and Jonathan Fischer discuss Marvel and Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok
41 min
153
Halt and Catch Fire
Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.
33 min
154
Blade Runner 2049
Twists and plot holes in Denis Villeneuve's movie Blade Runner 2049.
42 min
155
Mother!
Twists and plot holes in Darren Aronofsky's movie Mother!
39 min
156
It
Twists and plot holes in director Andy Muschietti's take on the Stephen King classic.
45 min
157
The Americans S:4 | E:13 Persona Non Grata | Sl...
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
36 min
158
The Americans S:4 | E:12 A Roy Rogers In Franco...
Chris Long, Costa Ronin (Oleg), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
29 min
159
The Americans S:4 | E:11 Dinner For Seven | Sla...
H. Keith Melton, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, June Thomas
25 min
160
The Americans S:4 | E:10 Munchkins | Slate TV Club
Composer Nathan Barr, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
22 min
161
The Americans S:4 | E:9 The Day After | Slate T...
The CEO of FX Networks, John Landgraf, and the VP of Current Series at FX Networks, Colette Wilson, join June Thomas and showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to talk about the process of creating The Americans.
28 min
162
The Americans S:4 | E:8 The Magic of David Copp...
Matthew Rhys (Philip), Allison Wright (Martha), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
35 min
163
Game of Thrones TV Club | S6:E2
Game of Thrones TV Club | S6:E2
36 min
164
The Americans S:4 | E:7 Travel Agents | Slate T...
Alison Wright (Martha), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
27 min
165
The Americans S:4 | E:6 The Rat | Slate TV Club
Masha Gessen (the show's Russian translator), June Thomas, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg
25 min
166
The Americans S:4 | E:5 Clark's Place | Slate T...
Noah Emmerich (Stan Beeman), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg
31 min
167
The Americans S:4 | E:4 Chloramphenicol | Slate...
Costa Ronin (Oleg), Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, June Thomas on episode 404
27 min
168
Serial Season 2, Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special
Surprise! This was apparently the season finale - who knew?
30 min
169
The Americans S:4 | E:3 Experimental Prototype ...
FBI Counterintelligence Agent Richard Kollmar, Line Producer Mary Rae Thewlis and Sr. VP of Productions for Fox 21 Bob Lemchen
30 min
170
The Americans S:4 | E:2 Pastor Tim | Slate TV Club
Former KGB spy Jack Barsky
33 min
171
Serial Season 2, Ep. 10: Slate’s Spoiler Special
Episode 10 of "Serial" finds the story zoomed out to its furthest point yet.
23 min
172
The Americans S:4 | E:1 Glanders | Slate TV Club
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields
23 min
173
Serial Season 2, Ep. 9: Slate's Spoiler Special
Gabe and Katy struggle with the ever-shifting frame of season 2’s narrative.
23 min
174
Serial Season 2, Ep. 7-8: Slate's Spoiler Special
Gabe and Katy dive into this week's two-part episode of "Serial."
25 min
175
Serial Season 1 Update Bonus Episode
Gabe and Katy discuss the successes and failures of Serial's recent series of mini-episodes updating us on Adnan Syed's hearing in Baltimore.
21 min
176
Serial Season 2, Ep. 6: Slate's Spoiler Special
Gabe and Katy are once again joined by former Army officer Adrian Bonenberger to discuss the realities of life on base in Afghanistan, and whether Bowe’s concerns were realistic or idealistic.
34 min
177
Serial Season 2, Ep. 5: Slate's Spoiler Special
Gabe and Katy talk about the many appealing new characters introduced in this week's episode, and try to suss out the major themes of the season thus far.
28 min
178
Downton Abbey TV Club | S6:E3
A free preview of Slate's Downton Abbey podcast.
23 min
179
Serial Season 2, Ep. 4: Slate’s Spoiler Special
New York Magazine’s Carl Swanson joins us to share behind-the-scenes insights on the making of Serial’s new season, gleaned from his recent interviews with Sarah Koenig and the production team.
27 min
180
Downton Abbey TV Club | S6:E1
Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of every episode.
23 min
181
Serial Season 2, Ep. 3: Slate’s Spoiler Special
Gabe is joined by Slate’s Jacob Brogan and June Thomas to examine the deepening question of whether or not Bowe Bergdahl is a trustworthy narrator.
30 min
182
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Slate’s Spoiler S...
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman, and Jamelle Bouie dive into the latest film in the Star Wars saga --- Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
39 min
183
Serial Season 2, Ep. 2: Slate’s Spoiler Special
Gabe and Katy wrestle with their feelings of empathy for Bowe Bergdahl, despite the fact that he plainly endangered the lives of many of his fellow soldiers.
37 min
184
Serial Season 2, Ep. 1: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Gabriel Roth and Katy Waldman are joined by writer and Afghanistan war veteran Adrian Bonenberger to discuss the first episode of Serial's new season.
34 min
185
True Detective Season 2: Slate's Spoiler Special
In this Spoiler Special, Slate's Willa Paskin, Laura Bennett, and Ben Mathis-Lilley discuss season two of HBO's True Detective. WARNING: This podcast contain
41 min
186
Trainwreck: Slate’s Spoiler Special
Dana Stevens and BuzzFeed features writer Anne Helen-Petersen discuss the plot of Trainwreck, the new comedy starring Amy Schumer. Dana and Anne discuss their favorite moments, the distinctive touch of director Judd Apatow, and performances by...
26 min
187
Inside Out: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate film critic Dana Stevens and senior editor Dan Kois dive into Pixar's Inside Out, an animated film that goes inside the emotions of a young girl.
27 min
188
Dope: Slate's Spoiler Special
In this special podcast mash-up, Dana Stevens of Slate's Spoiler Special sits down with the hosts of Panoply's new show About Race: Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby. They discuss "Dope," the new drama-comedy from writer and director Ric
24 min
189
Spy: Slate's Spoiler Special
A Bond movie in which the villain is the patriarchy
23 min
190
Tomorrowland: Slate's Spoiler Special
In this Spoiler Special, Slate film critic Dana Stevens and senior editor Forrest Wickman split on Tomorrowland, director and screenwriter Brad Bird's new Disney film about time travel, environmental disaster, and the power of utopian thinking to...
29 min
191
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” Companion Podcast
Sponsor Content: In this official companion podcast to the HBO Documentary film “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” host Hugo Lindgren talks with the documentary’s director Brett Morgen.     “Kurt Cobain: Montage of...
27 min
192
Avengers: Age of Ultron
In this Spoiler Special, Slate film critic Dana Stevens and ScreenCrush's Matt Singer talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron, writer/director Joss Whedon's last project with Marvel Studios, and debate where this latest superhero blockbuster fits into the huge
33 min
193
"Tales of the Grim Sleeper" Companion Podcast
"Tales of the Grim Sleeper" Companion Podcast
30 min
194
Clouds of Sils Maria: Slate's Spoiler Special
Film critics Dana Stevens of Slate and Matt Prigge of Metro discuss the new Olivier Assayas film Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and and Chloë Grace Moretz. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen th
29 min
195
White God: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman discuss White God. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
26 min
196
It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise Compan...
In this official companion to the HBO Documentary film It’s Me, Hilary, host Hugo Lindgren speaks with illustrator and author Hilary Knight, and the documentary’s director Matt Wolf. It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise debuts on HBO March 23 at
27 min
197
Cinderella: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dan Kois and Katy Waldman discuss Cinderella. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
32 min
198
The Americans S:3 | E:7 Walter Taffet | Slate T...
Noah Emmerich, who stars as FBI agent Stan Beeman, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss the trials and tribulations of a first time director.
27 min
199
House of Cards S:3 | Full Season | Slate TV Club
Slate's Willa Paskin, Bryan Lowder, Katy Waldman and Miriam Krule discuss the entire third season of House of Cards. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the season.
37 min
200
The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 9 (Season 5)
Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss the Dowager Countess’ romantic past with Prince Kuragin, how Rose’s quick thinking earned Lord Sinderby’s trust, and what lessons Downton Abbey has learned from reality TV.
24 min