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).

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The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 4 (Season 5)
When will Downton Abbey's Miss Bunting mind her manners? We discuss the latest episode.
25 min
202
The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 3 (Season 5)
In this installment of the podcast, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss the best match for Lady Cora, the developing battle over Marigold, and what Thomas’ mysterious phone call could mean for this season.
18 min
203
The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 2 (Season 5)
Slate's culture editor June Thomas and senior writer Seth Stevenson react to Episode 2 of Downton Abbey's fifth season, including the war memorial and the lingering possibility of a Carson-Mrs. Hughes kiss.
15 min
204
The Downton Abbey Spoiler, Episode 1 (Season 5)
Slate's culture editor June Thomas and contributor Seth Stevenson react to Episode 1 of Downton Abbey's fifth season, including vintage burns, whether anyone can truly make Lady Edith happy, and brewing class resentment.
18 min
205
Serial Spoiler Special: Jay Talks (But Not To S...
In the wake of Jay Wilds' exclusive interview with The Intercept, Slate reunites the Serial Spoiler gang for one more crazy caper. David Haglund and Katy Waldman discuss how Jay's Q-and-A might affect the case and Serial's first season.
26 min
206
Inherent Vice: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Aisha Harris and Chris Wade discuss Inherent Vice. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
43 min
207
Serial Ep. 12: Slate's Spoiler Special
David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and The Gist's Mike Pesca discuss "What We Know," the finale of Serial's first season. NOTE: Listen to this podcast AFTER you listen to the Serial episode.
34 min
208
Serial Ep. 11: Slate's Spoiler Special
David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Grantland's Wesley Morris react to "Rumors," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus, they talk with Mark Phillips, the musician and sound designer who composes most of the show's score.
42 min
209
Serial Ep. 10: Slate's Spoiler Special
David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Laura Anderson react to "The Best Defense Is a Good Defense," the latest episode of Serial from This American Life. NOTE: Listen to this spoiler AFTER you listen to the Serial episode.
27 min
210
Serial Spoiler Special: Extra Spoily Edition
For one episode only, David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and June Thomas discuss Reddit threads, reporting, blogs, and other sources of information about Serial's murder investigation. SPOILER ALERT: Contains info that hasn't been reported on Serial.
37 min
211
Serial Spoiler Special: Sarah Koenig on The Gist
With Serial on hiatus this week, Mike Pesca of The Gist reflects on the success of the investigative podcast. Plus: Hear a longer version of Mike's interview with Serial host Sarah Koenig, recorded just before the release of episode 5, "Route Talk."
26 min
212
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1: Slate's ...
Slate's Dana Stevens and Willa Paskin discuss The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
28 min
213
Serial Ep. 9: Slate's Spoiler Special
David Haglund, Katy Waldman, and Willa Paskin discuss To Be Suspected, the ninth episode of Serial from This American Life. WARNING: Enjoy this spoiler special after you listen to the episode.
31 min
214
Rosewater: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Bloomberg Politics reporter Dave Weigel discuss Rosewater. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
25 min
215
Serial Ep. 8: Slate's Spoiler Special
David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Jami Floyd discuss The Deal With Jay, the eighth episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus, inside a Serial meetup group. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to after you’ve heard the episode.
41 min
216
Interstellar: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman discuss Interstellar. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
34 min
217
Serial Ep. 7: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate’s David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Amanda Hess discuss The Opposite of the Prosecution, the seventh episode of Serial from This American Life. Plus: Dahlia Lithwick of Amicus explains two aspects. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to af
22 min
218
Serial Ep. 6: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate’s David Haglund, Katy Waldman and Mike Pesca discuss “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” the sixth episode of Serial from This American Life. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be listened to after you’ve listened to the Serial episode.
26 min
219
Birdman: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, David Haglund and Forrest Wickman discuss Birdman. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
17 min
220
Serial Ep. 5: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's David Haglund, Julia Turner, and Katy Waldman discuss the fifth episode of the podcast Serial, from This American Life and producers Sarah Koenig and Julia Snyder. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've listened to the Serial...
17 min
221
Dear White People: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Aisha Harris and author Tanner Colby discuss Dear White People. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
34 min
222
Gone Girl: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Dan Kois and David Haglund discuss Gone Girl. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
34 min
223
Transparent: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Willa Paskin, David Haglund and Miriam Krule discuss Transparent. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
43 min
224
Boxtrolls: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Nell Minow discuss Boxtrolls. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
27 min
225
Love Is Strange: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss Love Is Strange. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
18 min
226
Lucy: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam McDougle discuss Lucy. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
27 min
227
Boyhood: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Dan Kois and Seth Stevenson discuss Boyhood. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
31 min
228
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Slate's Spoiler...
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dave Weigel discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
27 min
229
Snowpiercer: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman discuss Snowpiercer. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
31 min
230
Orange Is the New Black Season 2: Slate's Spoil...
Slate's Willa Paskin, June Thomas, David Haglund and L.V. Anderson discuss season two of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
35 min
231
Maleficent: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Vanity Fair's Katey Rich discuss Disney's Maleficent. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
20 min
232
Godzilla: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Chris Wade discuss Godzilla. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
33 min
233
Under The Skin: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss Under The Skin. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
29 min
234
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Slate's Sp...
Slate's Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman discuss Captain America: The Winter Soldier. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
23 min
235
The Unknown Known: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dave Weigel discuss The Unknown Known. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
27 min
236
Muppets Most Wanted: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss Muppets Most Wanted. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
22 min
237
True Detective Season 1: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Willa Paskin, David Haglund, Jessica Winter and Forrest Wickman discuss Season 1 of HBO's True Detective. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
55 min
238
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman, David Haglund and Chris Wade discuss The Grand Budapest Hotel. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
34 min
239
The Wind Rises: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss The Wind Rises. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
31 min
240
House of Cards Season 2: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's David Haglund, June Thomas and Willa Paskin discuss the second season of Netflix's House of Cards. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
40 min
241
RoboCop: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Chris Wade discuss Robocop. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
32 min
242
The Lego Movie: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and David Haglund discuss The Lego Movie. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
24 min
243
The Wolf of Wall Street: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss The Wolf of Wall Street. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
28 min
244
Her: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and David Haglund discuss Her. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
36 min
245
Oldboy: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Aisha Harris discuss Spike Lee's Oldboy. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
25 min
246
12 Years A Slave: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Aisha Harris discuss 12 Years a Slave. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen this movie.
40 min
247
Captain Phillips: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dave Weigel discuss Captain Phillips. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen this movie.
28 min
248
Gravity: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, John Swansburg and Forrest Wickman discuss Gravity. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen this movie.
26 min
249
Breaking Bad Finale: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Julia Turner, John Swansburg, June Thomas and Willa Paskin discuss the series finale of Breaking Bad. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen this episode.
39 min
250
Blue Caprice: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss Blue Caprice. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
25 min
251
Lee Daniels' The Butler: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Aisha Harris discuss Lee Daniels' The Butler. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
26 min
252
The To Do List: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss The To Do List. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
26 min
253
Pacific Rim: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman discuss Pacific Rim WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
25 min
254
World War Z: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dave Weigel discuss World War Z. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
34 min
255
Man of Steel: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and J. Bryan Lowder discuss Man of Steel. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
30 min
256
Arrested Development Season 4: Slate's Spoiler ...
Slate's David Haglund, June Thomas and Chris Wade discuss the fourth season of Arrested Development. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
28 min
257
Behind the Candelabra: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss HBO's Behind The Candelabra. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
26 min
258
Star Trek Into Darkness: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Bryan Lowder discuss Star Trek Into Darkness. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
20 min
259
Before Midnight: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, David Haglund and David Plotz discuss Before Midnight. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
36 min
260
The Great Gatsby: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and David Haglund discuss The Great Gatsby. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
43 min
261
Iron Man 3: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Nina Shen Rastogi discuss Iron Man 3. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
23 min
262
Pain & Gain: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Cinema Blend's Katey Rich discuss Pain & Gain. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
23 min
263
42: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and author Tanner Colby discuss the film 42. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
31 min
264
Evil Dead: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Chris Wade discuss Evil Dead. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
19 min
265
Oz The Great And Powerful: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman discuss Oz The Great and Powerful. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
21 min
266
A Good Day To Die Hard: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Chris Wade and Australian film critic Alice Tynan discuss A Good Day To Die Hard. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
36 min
267
House of Cards: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's David Haglund and June Thomas discuss the entire first season of Netflix's original series House of Cards. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the show.
41 min
268
Side Effects: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss Side Effects. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
29 min
269
Warm Bodies: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and pop-culture writer Keith Phipps discuss Warm Bodies. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
21 min
270
Les Misérables: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and David Haglund discuss Les Misérables. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
27 min
271
Django Unchained: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and author Tanner Colby discuss Django Unchained. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
35 min
272
This Is 40: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Chris Wade discuss This Is 40. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
31 min
273
Life of Pi: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Engber discuss Life of Pi. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
26 min
274
Cloud Atlas: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens, John Swansburg and Dan Kois discuss Cloud Atlas. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
49 min
275
Looper: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss Looper. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
29 min
276
The Master: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Steven's and Forrest Wickman discuss The Master. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
29 min
277
The Bourne Legacy: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss The Bourne Legacy. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
27 min
278
Total Recall: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Chris Wade discuss Total Recall. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
29 min
279
The Dark Knight Rises: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
30 min
280
Magic Mike: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss Magic Mike. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
27 min
281
Brave: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss Pixar's "Brave". WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
23 min
282
Prometheus: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Adam Kempenaar of WBEZ's Filmspotting discuss Ridley Scott's Prometheus. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
39 min
283
Battleship: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss Battleship. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
20 min
284
The Avengers: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and SlateV's Chris Wade discuss The Avengers. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
30 min
285
Cabin In The Woods: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and SlateV's Chris Wade discuss Cabin In The Woods. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
24 min
286
Bernie: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Seth Stevenson discuss Richard Linklater's Bernie. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
21 min
287
The Five Year Engagement: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and New York Times' Pamela Paul discuss The Five Year Engagement. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
20 min
288
The Hunger Games: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss The Hunger Games. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
24 min
289
Casa de mi Padre: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Bryan Curtis discuss "Casa de mi Padre." WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
20 min
290
Haywire: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss "Haywire." WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
25 min
291
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
16 min
292
Young Adult: Slate's Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Dan Kois discuss Young Adult. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
15 min
293
The Muppets: Slate Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss "The Muppets." WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
19 min
294
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas: Slate Spoil...
Slate's Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman discuss "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas." WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
15 min
295
Tower Heist: Slate Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and David Haglund discuss "Tower Heist." WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
24 min
296
Anonymous: Slate Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and The New Yorker online's John Swansburg discuss Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous." WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
19 min
297
The Skin I Live In: Slate Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss "The Skin I Live In." WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
21 min
298
The Ides of March: Slate Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Seth Colter Walls discuss The Ides of March. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
22 min
299
What's Your Number?: Slate Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Jessica Grose discuss What's Your Number? WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
18 min
300
Moneyball: Slate Spoiler Special
Slate's Dana Stevens and Josh Levin discuss Moneyball. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the movie.
21 min