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
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Allegra Frank and Sam Adams spoil the latest installment in the superhero franchise.
61 min
2
The Matrix Resurrections
Dana Stevens and Emily VanDerWerff spoil the fourth installment in the Matrix series.
48 min
3
Power of the Dog
Dana Stevens and Jeffrey Bloomer spoil the Western drama.
39 min
4
House of Gucci
Dana Stevens, Heather Schwedel, and Rachel Syme spoil the biographical crime drama.
46 min
5
Eternals
Dana Stevens, Nadira Goffe, and Sam Adams spoil the newest Marvel film.
43 min
6
Dune
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil the epic space opera.
41 min
7
Midnight Mass
Sam Adams and Laura Miller spoil the new Mike Flanagan miniseries.
61 min
8
The Many Saints of Newark
Dana Stevens and Alan Sepinwall spoil the Sopranos prequel.
47 min
9
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
10
The White Lotus
Dana Stevens, Isaac Butler and Rachel Syme spoil HBO’s The White Lotus.
56 min
11
The Suicide Squad
Karen Han and Sam Adams spoil James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
48 min
12
Old
Allegra Frank and Nitish Pahwa spoil the new M. Night Shyamalan thriller Old.
55 min
13
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Allegra Frank and Karen Han spoil the new Space Jam sequel.
46 min
14
Black Widow
Dana Stevens and Karen Han spoil the new Marvel movie Black Widow.
41 min
15
Luca
In Pixar’s Luca, we meet the world’s sweetest sea monster.
40 min
16
In the Heights
Dana Stevens, Marissa Martinelli and Sofia Andrade spoil the film adaptation of In the Heights.
52 min
17
Cruella
Dana Stevens and Karen Han spoil the new Disney film Cruella.
38 min
18
Woman in the Window
Laura Miller and Matthew Dessem spoil the new Netflix thriller Woman in the Window.
50 min
19
Mortal Kombat
Karen Han and Matthew Dessem spoil the new action/fantasy movie Mortal Kombat.
41 min
20
Godzilla vs. Kong
Allegra Frank and Matthew Dessem spoil the action-packed Godzilla vs. Kong.
65 min
21
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme spoil Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.
48 min
22
Flashback: The Apartment (1960)
A tight script and superb acting from Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon bring together this Billy Wilder classic.
73 min
23
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Karen Han and Sam Adams spoil Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
44 min
24
Coming 2 America
Allegra Frank and Rachelle Hampton spoil the new Eddie Murphy film, Coming 2 America.
58 min
25
Saint Maud
Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer and Ruth Graham spoil the long-awaited horror film Saint Maud.
50 min
26
Bridgerton
Willa Paskin and Nichole Perkins spoil the new Netflix series Bridgerton.
57 min
27
Promising Young Woman
Dana Stevens and Karen Han spoil Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman.
46 min
28
Soul
Karen Han and Dan Kois spoil the new animated film Soul.
40 min
29
Flashback: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Revisiting the Hollywood epic that grappled with questions of colonialism and morality.
119 min
30
Mank
Dana Stevens and Mathew Dessem spoil the technically dazzling film, Mank.
55 min
31
Happiest Season
Christina Cauterucci and June Thomas spoil a charmingly queer Christmas rom-com.
50 min
32
Freaky
Sam Adams and Karen Han spoil the new body-switching slasher film Freaky.
35 min
33
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil the long awaited sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2006 film, Borat.
53 min
34
The Haunting of Bly Manor
56 min
35
Enola Holmes
Marissa Martinelli and Laura Miller spoil the lighthearted, feminist adventure starring Millie Bobby Brown.
35 min
36
Tenet
Sam Adams and Alissa Wilkinson spoil Christopher Nolan’s puzzling, yet stunning, new movie.
73 min
37
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Dana Stevens and Matthew Dessem spoil Charlie Kaufman’s twisty, trippy ending.
63 min
38
I May Destroy You
Spoiling Michaela Coel’s compelling drama about sexual assault, consent, and empathy.
49 min
39
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
40
Palm Springs
Spoiling the charming time loop rom-com starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti.
48 min
41
Irresistible
Jon Stewart’s comedy about unchecked money in politics oversimplifies America’s current political landscape.
41 min
42
Hamilton
A spoiler-filled, live episode breaking down the Hamilton movie.
52 min
43
Da 5 Bloods
Dana Stevens and Aisha Harris spoil Spike Lee’s film about Black Vietnam War veterans.
53 min
44
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
45
The Lovebirds
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani’s murder mystery rom-com, in spoiler-filled detail.
39 min
46
Hollywood
Ryan Murphy’s revisionist Netflix series trades history for self-serving fantasy.
49 min
47
Too Hot to Handle
Spoiling Netflix’s new reality dating show that banned hot contestants from sexual contact.
48 min
48
Tiger King
An increasingly sordid documentary series about murder plots, charismatic big cat owners, and conning people out of zoos.
39 min
49
Star Trek: Picard
Three Trekkies spoil the newest installment in the sci-fi franchise.
68 min
50
Flashback: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The psychological melodrama starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford became legendary for its campiness.
75 min
51
Contagion
Spoiling the eerily relevant pandemic film from 2011.
47 min
52
Onward
Spoiling Pixar’s comedic quest about brothers attempting to bring back the rest of their father.
41 min
53
Emma.
Marissa Martinelli and Heather Schwedel spoil the Autumn de Wilde adaptation.
53 min
54
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Spoiling the captivating 18th-century French romance.
56 min
55
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
56
The Witcher
Should you toss a coin to your witcher?
44 min
57
Cats
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli come to the jellicle ball to spoil Cats.
45 min
58
Little Women
Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme spoil Little Women
59 min
59
Outward: Special Episode: The Inheritance
A multigenerational roundtable of gay men discuss Matthew Lopez's epic play
53 min
60
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Ninth, and Final, Episode of the Skywalker Saga
76 min
61
Uncut Gems
Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer and Heather Schwedel spoil Uncut Gems
60 min
62
Marriage Story
Dana Stevens and Sam Adams spoil Marriage Story
52 min
63
Knives Out
Dana Stevens and Forrest Wickman spoil Knives Out
48 min
64
Frozen 2
Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli spoil the sequel to Frozen
49 min
65
Doctor Sleep
Spoiling the sequel to The Shining.
54 min
66
Last Christmas
Spoiling the holiday rom-com … with a twist.
49 min
67
Terminator: Dark Fate
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Terminator: Dark Fate
51 min
68
Jojo Rabbit
Forrest Wickman, Sam Adams and Dan Kois spoil Jojo Rabbit
42 min
69
Slate Money: Succession: Bonus Episode With Gerri!
54 min
70
Parasite
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Inkoo Kang spoil Parasite
47 min
71
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Willa Paskin and Sam Adams spoil El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
32 min
72
Slate Money: Succession, S2E9, "You Can’t Make ...
56 min
73
Joker
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams spoil Joker
57 min
74
Slate Money: Succession, S2E8, “L to the OG”
51 min
75
Slate Money: Succession, S2E7, “Bolus of Gubbins”
55 min
76
Downton Abbey
June Thomas and Seth Stevenson spoil Downton Abbey: the Movie
52 min
77
Slate Money: Succession, S2E6, “Yuppie RoboCop”
44 min
78
Slate Money: Succession, S2E5, “Good Cop, Misog...
47 min
79
It: Chapter Two
63 min
80
Slate Money: Succession, S2E4, "Nazis. Terrible...
46 min
81
Slate Money: Succession, S2E3, “French Kissing ...
43 min
82
Blinded by the Light
47 min
83
Slate Money: Succession S2E2: “Don’t Be an A**h...
36 min
84
Slate Money: Succession S2E1: "Silica Mud Treat...
42 min
85
Hobbs & Shaw
53 min
86
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
53 min
87
Midsommar
67 min
88
Spiderman: Far From Home
56 min
89
Yesterday
60 min
90
Toy Story 4
43 min
91
Late Night
44 min
92
Always Be My Maybe
59 min
93
Fleabag
63 min
94
Booksmart
63 min
95
Flashback: Wanda (1970)
An unparalleled portrayal of a different sort of femininity and independence.
56 min
96
John Wick III
56 min
97
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
49 min
98
Avengers: End Game
53 min
99
After
55 min
100
Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 1, Season 8: Retur...
Recapping the season 8 premiere.
36 min