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
1
Lightyear
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil the new animated film from Disney.
26 min
2
Outward: Fire Island
46 min
3
Jurassic World: Dominion
Sam Adams and Jeffrey Bloomer spoil the latest salvo in the war of man vs. dinosaur.
37 min
4
Top Gun: Maverick
Dana Stevens and Dan Kois spoil the military action thriller starring Tom Cruise.
41 min
5
The Waves: What Reality TV Says About Us
Are we watching for the right reasons?
27 min
6
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil Marvel’s new movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
49 min
7
Decoder Ring: The Sideways Effect
How one movie changed American wine-drinking habits.
34 min
8
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
The new Nicolas Cage action comedy gets spoiled by Dana Stevens and Keith Phipps.
35 min
9
Bridgerton (Season 2)
Marissa Martinelli and Rebecca Onion spoil the latest season of the Netflix hit.
40 min
10
Deep Water
Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer, and Dan Kois spoil Adrian Lyne’s adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel.
32 min
11
Turning Red
Dana Stevens and Karen Han spoil the animated film from Disney and Pixar.
38 min
12
The Batman
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil Matt Reeves’ take on the caped crusader.
38 min
13
Marry Me
Dana Stevens and Heather Schwedel spoil Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson’s new rom-com.
38 min
14
Scream (2022)
Jeffery Bloomer, Sam Adams, and Josh Levin spoil Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Scream.
42 min
15
The Lost Daughter
48 min
16
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Allegra Frank and Sam Adams spoil the latest installment in the superhero franchise.
61 min
17
The Matrix Resurrections
Dana Stevens and Emily VanDerWerff spoil the fourth installment in the Matrix series.
48 min
18
Power of the Dog
Dana Stevens and Jeffrey Bloomer spoil the Western drama.
39 min
19
House of Gucci
Dana Stevens, Heather Schwedel, and Rachel Syme spoil the biographical crime drama.
46 min
20
Eternals
Dana Stevens, Nadira Goffe, and Sam Adams spoil the newest Marvel film.
43 min
21
Dune
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil the epic space opera.
41 min
22
Midnight Mass
Sam Adams and Laura Miller spoil the new Mike Flanagan miniseries.
61 min
23
The Many Saints of Newark
Dana Stevens and Alan Sepinwall spoil the Sopranos prequel.
47 min
24
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Allegra Frank and Sam Adams spoil the new Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
54 min
25
The White Lotus
Dana Stevens, Isaac Butler and Rachel Syme spoil HBO’s The White Lotus.
56 min
26
The Suicide Squad
Karen Han and Sam Adams spoil James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
48 min
27
Old
Allegra Frank and Nitish Pahwa spoil the new M. Night Shyamalan thriller Old.
55 min
28
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Allegra Frank and Karen Han spoil the new Space Jam sequel.
46 min
29
Black Widow
Dana Stevens and Karen Han spoil the new Marvel movie Black Widow.
41 min
30
Luca
In Pixar’s Luca, we meet the world’s sweetest sea monster.
40 min
31
In the Heights
Dana Stevens, Marissa Martinelli and Sofia Andrade spoil the film adaptation of In the Heights.
52 min
32
Cruella
Dana Stevens and Karen Han spoil the new Disney film Cruella.
38 min
33
Woman in the Window
Laura Miller and Matthew Dessem spoil the new Netflix thriller Woman in the Window.
50 min
34
Mortal Kombat
Karen Han and Matthew Dessem spoil the new action/fantasy movie Mortal Kombat.
41 min
35
Godzilla vs. Kong
Allegra Frank and Matthew Dessem spoil the action-packed Godzilla vs. Kong.
65 min
36
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme spoil Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.
48 min
37
Flashback: The Apartment (1960)
A tight script and superb acting from Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon bring together this Billy Wilder classic.
73 min
38
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Karen Han and Sam Adams spoil Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
44 min
39
Coming 2 America
Allegra Frank and Rachelle Hampton spoil the new Eddie Murphy film, Coming 2 America.
58 min
40
Saint Maud
Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer and Ruth Graham spoil the long-awaited horror film Saint Maud.
50 min
41
Bridgerton
Willa Paskin and Nichole Perkins spoil the new Netflix series Bridgerton.
57 min
42
Promising Young Woman
Dana Stevens and Karen Han spoil Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman.
46 min
43
Soul
Karen Han and Dan Kois spoil the new animated film Soul.
40 min
44
Flashback: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Revisiting the Hollywood epic that grappled with questions of colonialism and morality.
119 min
45
Mank
Dana Stevens and Mathew Dessem spoil the technically dazzling film, Mank.
55 min
46
Happiest Season
Christina Cauterucci and June Thomas spoil a charmingly queer Christmas rom-com.
50 min
47
Freaky
Sam Adams and Karen Han spoil the new body-switching slasher film Freaky.
35 min
48
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil the long awaited sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2006 film, Borat.
53 min
49
The Haunting of Bly Manor
56 min
50
Enola Holmes
Marissa Martinelli and Laura Miller spoil the lighthearted, feminist adventure starring Millie Bobby Brown.
35 min
51
Tenet
Sam Adams and Alissa Wilkinson spoil Christopher Nolan’s puzzling, yet stunning, new movie.
73 min
52
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Dana Stevens and Matthew Dessem spoil Charlie Kaufman’s twisty, trippy ending.
63 min
53
I May Destroy You
Spoiling Michaela Coel’s compelling drama about sexual assault, consent, and empathy.
49 min
54
An American Pickle
Dana Stevens and Isaac Butler spoil Seth Rogen’s comedy about a man perfectly preserved in pickle brine for a century.
40 min
55
Palm Springs
Spoiling the charming time loop rom-com starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti.
48 min
56
Irresistible
Jon Stewart’s comedy about unchecked money in politics oversimplifies America’s current political landscape.
41 min
57
Hamilton
A spoiler-filled, live episode breaking down the Hamilton movie.
52 min
58
Da 5 Bloods
Dana Stevens and Aisha Harris spoil Spike Lee’s film about Black Vietnam War veterans.
53 min
59
The Hunger Games Prequel: The Ballad of Songbir...
President Snow’s origin story departs from the YA dystopian genre shaped by the Hunger Games trilogy.
61 min
60
The Lovebirds
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani’s murder mystery rom-com, in spoiler-filled detail.
39 min
61
Hollywood
Ryan Murphy’s revisionist Netflix series trades history for self-serving fantasy.
49 min
62
Too Hot to Handle
Spoiling Netflix’s new reality dating show that banned hot contestants from sexual contact.
48 min
63
Tiger King
An increasingly sordid documentary series about murder plots, charismatic big cat owners, and conning people out of zoos.
39 min
64
Star Trek: Picard
Three Trekkies spoil the newest installment in the sci-fi franchise.
68 min
65
Flashback: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The psychological melodrama starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford became legendary for its campiness.
75 min
66
Contagion
Spoiling the eerily relevant pandemic film from 2011.
47 min
67
Onward
Spoiling Pixar’s comedic quest about brothers attempting to bring back the rest of their father.
41 min
68
Emma.
Marissa Martinelli and Heather Schwedel spoil the Autumn de Wilde adaptation.
53 min
69
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Spoiling the captivating 18th-century French romance.
56 min
70
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
71
The Witcher
Should you toss a coin to your witcher?
44 min
72
Cats
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli come to the jellicle ball to spoil Cats.
45 min
73
Little Women
Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme spoil Little Women
59 min
74
Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance
A multigenerational roundtable of gay men discuss Matthew Lopez's epic play
53 min
75
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Ninth, and Final, Episode of the Skywalker Saga
76 min
76
Uncut Gems
Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer and Heather Schwedel spoil Uncut Gems
60 min
77
Marriage Story
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil Marriage Story
52 min
78
Knives Out
Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman spoil Knives Out
48 min
79
Frozen 2
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli spoil the sequel to Frozen
49 min
80
Doctor Sleep
Spoiling the sequel to The Shining.
54 min
81
Last Christmas
Spoiling the holiday rom-com … with a twist.
49 min
82
Terminator: Dark Fate
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Terminator: Dark Fate
51 min
83
Jojo Rabbit
Forrest Wickman, Sam Adams and Dan Kois spoil Jojo Rabbit
42 min
84
Slate Money: Succession: Bonus Episode With Gerri!
54 min
85
Parasite
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Inkoo Kang spoil Parasite
47 min
86
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Willa Paskin and Sam Adams spoil El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
32 min
87
Slate Money: Succession, S2E9, "You Can’t Make ...
56 min
88
Joker
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Joker
57 min
89
Slate Money: Succession, S2E8, “L to the OG”
51 min
90
Slate Money: Succession, S2E7, “Bolus of Gubbins”
55 min
91
Downton Abbey
June Thomas and Seth Stevenson spoil Downton Abbey: the Movie
52 min
92
Slate Money: Succession, S2E6, “Yuppie RoboCop”
44 min
93
Slate Money: Succession, S2E5, “Good Cop, Misog...
47 min
94
It: Chapter Two
63 min
95
Slate Money: Succession, S2E4, "Nazis. Terrible...
46 min
96
Slate Money: Succession, S2E3, “French Kissing ...
43 min
97
Blinded by the Light
47 min
98
Slate Money: Succession S2E2: “Don’t Be an A**h...
36 min
99
Slate Money: Succession S2E1: "Silica Mud Treat...
42 min
100
Hobbs & Shaw
53 min