Slate's Spoiler Specials
Slate's Spoiler Specials
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Midnight Mass
1 hour 6 minutes Posted Oct 15, 2021 at 9:30 am.
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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate senior editor Sam Adams is joined by Laura Miller, a books and culture columnist for Slate, to spoil the new Mike Flanagan miniseries Midnight Mass.

Riley Flynn returns to his home on an offshore fishing village to find that the local priest has been replaced by a newcomer. The arrival of the magnetic Father Paul Hill brings religious fervor to the town, along with mystery and monstrosity. 

Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

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Podcast production by Cleo Levin and Asha Saluja 


Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor. You can read his review here

Laura Miller is a books and culture columnist for Slate. 

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