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
Star Trek: Picard
Three Trekkies spoil the newest installment in the sci-fi franchise.
68 min
2
Flashback: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The psychological melodrama starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford became legendary for its campiness.
75 min
3
Contagion
Spoiling the eerily relevant pandemic film from 2011.
47 min
4
Onward
Spoiling Pixar’s comedic quest about brothers attempting to bring back the rest of their father.
41 min
5
Emma.
Marissa Martinelli and Heather Schwedel spoil the Autumn de Wilde adaptation.
53 min
6
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Spoiling the captivating 18th-century French romance.
56 min
7
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
8
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
9
The Witcher
Should you toss a coin to your witcher?
44 min
10
Cats
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli come to the jellicle ball to spoil Cats.
45 min
11
Little Women
Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme spoil Little Women
59 min
12
Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance
A multigenerational roundtable of gay men discuss Matthew Lopez's epic play
53 min
13
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Ninth, and Final, Episode of the Skywalker Saga
76 min
14
Uncut Gems
Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer and Heather Schwedel spoil Uncut Gems
60 min
15
Marriage Story
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil Marriage Story
52 min
16
Knives Out
Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman spoil Knives Out
48 min
17
Frozen 2
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli spoil the sequel to Frozen
49 min
18
Doctor Sleep
Spoiling the sequel to The Shining.
54 min
19
Last Christmas
Spoiling the holiday rom-com … with a twist.
49 min
20
Terminator: Dark Fate
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Terminator: Dark Fate
51 min
21
Jojo Rabbit
Forrest Wickman, Sam Adams and Dan Kois spoil Jojo Rabbit
42 min
22
Slate Money: Succession: Bonus Episode With Gerri!
54 min
23
Parasite
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Inkoo Kang spoil Parasite
47 min
24
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Willa Paskin and Sam Adams spoil El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
32 min
25
Slate Money: Succession, S2E9, "You Can’t Make ...
56 min
26
Joker
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Joker
57 min
27
Slate Money: Succession, S2E8, “L to the OG”
51 min
28
Slate Money: Succession, S2E7, “Bolus of Gubbins”
55 min
29
Flashback: Imitation of Life (1959)
A pinnacle movie in the history of black acting.
8 min
30
Downton Abbey
June Thomas and Seth Stevenson spoil Downton Abbey: the Movie
52 min
31
Slate Money: Succession, S2E6, “Yuppie RoboCop”
44 min
32
Slate Money: Succession, S2E5, “Good Cop, Misog...
47 min
33
Flashback: The Fly (1986)
Just as gross—but also more clever—than you might remember.
12 min
34
It: Chapter Two
63 min
35
Slate Money: Succession, S2E4, "Nazis. Terrible...
46 min
36
Slate Money: Succession, S2E3, “French Kissing ...
43 min
37
Flashback: Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce...
A movie that draws you in by making you pay attention to the details.
12 min
38
Blinded by the Light
47 min
39
Slate Money: Succession S2E2: “Don’t Be an A**h...
36 min
40
Slate Money: Succession S2E1: "Silica Mud Treat...
42 min
41
Flashback: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Orson Welles’ second film became notorious for what it wasn’t.
10 min
42
Hobbs & Shaw
53 min
43
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
53 min
44
Midsommar
67 min
45
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
46
Spiderman: Far From Home
56 min
47
Flashback: Wings (1927)
Clara Bow and Gary Cooper steal scenes in this silent movie about World War I.
11 min
48
Yesterday
60 min
49
Toy Story 4
43 min
50
Flashback: The Straight Story (1999)
A pure, kind, and often overlooked gem from director David Lynch.
10 min
51
Late Night
44 min
52
Always Be My Maybe
59 min
53
Flashback: Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Unassuming spies and kinky sex scenes spice up this fun political thriller.
12 min
54
Fleabag
63 min
55
Booksmart
63 min
56
Flashback: Wanda (1970)
An unparalleled portrayal of a different sort of femininity and independence.
56 min
57
John Wick III
56 min
58
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
49 min
59
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
60
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 3, Season 8: The B...
Recapping the aftermath of this week’s long-awaited battle.
7 min
61
Avengers: End Game
53 min
62
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 2, Season 8: The N...
When Brienne’s smile stole the show.
7 min
63
After
55 min
64
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 1, Season 8: Retur...
Recapping the season 8 premiere.
36 min
65
Little
48 min
66
Shazam!
49 min
67
Us
48 min
68
Captain Marvel
A spoiler-filled discussion of Captain Marvel
36 min
69
Isn't It Romantic
51 min
70
Russian Doll
45 min
71
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
48 min
72
Glass
56 min
73
Bandersnatch
61 min
74
Mary Poppins Returns
49 min
75
The Favourite
34 min
76
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
51 min
77
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
37 min
78
Suspiria
54 min
79
Halloween
58 min
80
The Hate U Give
53 min
81
A Star Is Born
55 min
82
A Simple Favor
64 min
83
Insatiable
71 min
84
Crazy Rich Asians
81 min
85
BlacKkKlansman
69 min
86
Mission: Impossible-Fallout
62 min
87
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
41 min
88
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2
56 min
89
Westworld Season 2
A spoiler-filled review of Westworld
57 min
90
Hereditary
A spoiler-filled review of Hereditary
83 min
91
Ocean's 8
A spoiler-filled review of Ocean's 8
56 min
92
13 Reasons Why
A spoiler-filled review of 13 Reasons Why
74 min
93
Solo: A Star Wars Story
A spoiler-filled review of Solo: A Star Wars Story
60 min
94
Deadpool 2
A spoiler-filled review of Deadpool 2
45 min
95
Avengers: Infinity War
A spoiler-filled review of Avengers: Infinity War
73 min
96
Ready Player One
A spoiler-filled review of Ready Player One
54 min
97
The Americans S:6 | E1 Dead Hand
Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields, Katie Irish, Chris Long, June Thomas
37 min
98
Isle of Dogs
A spoiler-filled review of Isle of Dogs
55 min
99
Blue Planet II
A spoiler-filled review of Blue Planet II
61 min
100
A Wrinkle in Time
A spoiler-filled review of A Wrinkle in Time
62 min