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
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Little
48 min
102
Shazam!
49 min
103
Us
48 min
104
Captain Marvel
A spoiler-filled discussion of Captain Marvel
36 min
105
Isn't It Romantic
51 min
106
Russian Doll
45 min
107
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
48 min
108
Glass
56 min
109
Bandersnatch
61 min
110
Mary Poppins Returns
49 min
111
The Favourite
34 min
112
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
51 min
113
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
37 min
114
Suspiria
54 min
115
Halloween
58 min
116
The Hate U Give
53 min
117
A Star Is Born
55 min
118
A Simple Favor
64 min
119
Insatiable
71 min
120
Crazy Rich Asians
81 min
121
BlacKkKlansman
69 min
122
Mission: Impossible-Fallout
62 min
123
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
41 min
124
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2
56 min
125
Westworld Season 2
A spoiler-filled review of Westworld
57 min
126
Hereditary
A spoiler-filled review of Hereditary
83 min
127
Ocean's 8
A spoiler-filled review of Ocean's 8
56 min
128
13 Reasons Why
A spoiler-filled review of 13 Reasons Why
74 min
129
Solo: A Star Wars Story
A spoiler-filled review of Solo: A Star Wars Story
60 min
130
Deadpool 2
A spoiler-filled review of Deadpool 2
45 min
131
Avengers: Infinity War
A spoiler-filled review of Avengers: Infinity War
73 min
132
Ready Player One
A spoiler-filled review of Ready Player One
54 min
133
The Americans S:6 | E1 Dead Hand
Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Katie Irish, Chris Long, June Thomas
37 min
134
Isle of Dogs
A spoiler-filled review of Isle of Dogs
55 min
135
Blue Planet II
A spoiler-filled review of Blue Planet II
61 min
136
A Wrinkle in Time
A spoiler-filled review of A Wrinkle in Time
62 min
137
Annihilation
A spoiler-filled review of Annihilation
68 min
138
Black Panther
A spoiler-filled review of Black Panther
53 min
139
Fifty Shades Freed
A spoiler-filled review of Fifty Shades Freed
51 min
140
Mosaic
A spoiler-filled review of Mosaic
33 min
141
Black Mirror Season 4
A spoiler-filled review of the newest season of Black Mirror
48 min
142
Phantom Thread
A spoiler-filled review of Phantom Thread
39 min
143
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
56 min
144
The Shape of Water
A spoiler-filled review of The Shape of Water
42 min
145
Justice League
Dana Stevens and Jonathan Fischer spoil Justice League
27 min
146
Thor: Ragnarok
Dana Stevens, Dan Kois, and Jonathan Fischer discuss Marvel and Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok
41 min
147
Halt and Catch Fire
Twists and plot developments in the fourth and final season of Halt and Catch Fire.
33 min
148
Blade Runner 2049
Twists and plot holes in Denis Villeneuve's movie Blade Runner 2049.
42 min
149
Mother!
Twists and plot holes in Darren Aronofsky's movie Mother!
39 min
150
It
Twists and plot holes in director Andy Muschietti's take on the Stephen King classic.
45 min
151
The Americans S:4 | E:13 Persona Non Grata | Sl...
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
36 min
152
The Americans S:4 | E:12 A Roy Rogers In Franco...
Chris Long, Costa Ronin (Oleg), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
29 min
153
The Americans S:4 | E:11 Dinner For Seven | Sla...
H. Keith Melton, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, June Thomas
25 min
154
The Americans S:4 | E:10 Munchkins | Slate TV Club
Composer Nathan Barr, Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
22 min
155
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
156
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
157
Game of Thrones TV Club | S6:E2
Game of Thrones TV Club | S6:E2
36 min
158
The Americans S:4 | E:7 Travel Agents | Slate T...
Alison Wright (Martha), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, June Thomas
27 min
159
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
160
The Americans S:4 | E:5 Clark's Place | Slate T...
Noah Emmerich (Stan Beeman), Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg
31 min
161
The Americans S:4 | E:4 Chloramphenicol | Slate...
Costa Ronin (Oleg), Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, June Thomas on episode 404
27 min
162
Serial Season 2, Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special
Surprise! This was apparently the season finale - who knew?
30 min
163
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
164
The Americans S:4 | E:2 Pastor Tim | Slate TV Club
Former KGB spy Jack Barsky
33 min
165
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
166
The Americans S:4 | E:1 Glanders | Slate TV Club
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields
23 min
167
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
168
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
169
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
170
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
171
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
172
Downton Abbey TV Club | S6:E3
A free preview of Slate's Downton Abbey podcast.
23 min
173
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
174
Downton Abbey TV Club | S6:E1
Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of every episode.
23 min
175
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
176
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
177
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
178
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
179
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
180
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
181
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
182
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
183
Spy: Slate's Spoiler Special
A Bond movie in which the villain is the patriarchy
23 min
184
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
185
“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
186
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
187
"Tales of the Grim Sleeper" Companion Podcast
"Tales of the Grim Sleeper" Companion Podcast
30 min
188
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
189
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
190
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
191
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
192
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
193
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
194
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
195
The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 8 (Season 5)
Is Lord Grantham still a jerk? We discuss the latest episode.
18 min
196
The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 7 (Season 5)
Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Lord Grantham’s tearful farewell to Isis, Lady Edith’s short reign over the publishing house, and whether Atticus and Rose’s new engagement will really last.
21 min
197
Fifty Shades of Grey: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Amanda Hess and Dan Kois discuss Fifty Shades of Grey. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
26 min
198
#WalkingDead Podcast: Season 5 Midseason Premiere
Welcome back! With the return of Season 5, listen to a recap of the midseason premiere, "What Happened and What's Going On.” This is Slate's Walking Dead podcast recap and spoiler special, hosted by Mike Vuolo and Chris...
22 min
199
The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 6 (Season 5)
Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Edith’s decision to shrug off the blanket of convention, the “cure” for homosexuality, and Lady Mary’s fetching new haircut.This podcast contains major spoilers, so listen after you watch each episo
22 min
200
The Downton Abbey Spoiler Special, Ep. 5 (Seaso...
Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss poor Edith’s tragedy, why Lord Merton and Isobel make a fine match, and whether Rose just might end up as Mrs. Atticus Aldridge. This podcast contains major spoilers, so listen after you watch each episod
16 min