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October 11, 2019
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, Willa Paskin and Sam Adams spoil El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. After a relatively successful series finale, will El Camino be just as satisfying for Breaking Bad fans? Picking up where the series ended, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is free and trying to figure out his next move. But after everything can Jesse truly start over? You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, spoilers galore.Email us at spoilers@slate.com.Podcast Production by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 7, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Lizzie O’Leary and John Collins to speculate on the “blood sacrifice”, analyze Roman’s newfound competency and reveal which Roy Family member they are.‘Shiv Roy’s Turtlenecks Will Destroy You’ by Emilia Petrarca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 4, 2019
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, Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams discuss Joker. Though this bleak origin story is a departure from the traditional DC superhero movies, Arthur Fleck’s (Joaquin Phoenix) descent from mentally ill clown to murderous villain is clichéd and uncomfortable to watch. But is it just one bad day that leads Arthur down this path? Or is it a consequence of broken system failing to help someone in need? This show is sponsored by Cloud 10 Click Here to Download: The Daily Popcast with Lance Bass  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 30, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Sarah Ellison and Gabe Roth to discuss Kendall’s new lady, the plot against Rhea and, of course, “Ken WA”.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Lydia Polgreen of HuffPost and her wife Candace Feit. They discuss the extremely watchable horribleness of Caroline, Logan and Rhea’s mysterious relationship and the reasoning behind of Candace’s tweet claiming that Succession is “the queerest show on tv (without any queer storylines)”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 22, 2019
In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the melodrama Imitation of Life (1959), directed by Douglas Sirk.Only Slate Plus members get to listen to Flashback in full. Sign up now to hear the entire series.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 20, 2019
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, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Downton Abbey--the movie. It’s been four years since viewers visited the upstairs or downstairs of Downton. Much to our critics’ delight, seemingly nothing has changed, save for Lady Mary’s hairdo. As Downton Abbey prepares for the royal visitors, quips fly and schemes are afoot. But will the servants clash with the unsavory, arrogant royal retainers? And will Downton survive the visit with its dignity intact? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 16, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Taffy Brodesser-Akner of the New York Times. They discuss Rhea’s role in the whole succession question, the meaning of “Argestes” and the many reasons to love Gerri. Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Roman’s Quirky Sits on Succession? by Megh WightLet’s Talk About the Clothes on “Succession” by Rachel SymeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 9, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Jacob Weisberg, former editor of Slate, and Katie Baker of The Ringer. 'It's a Woman's World: The True Heroes of Succession" by Katie BakerLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 8, 2019
In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the body horror film The Fly (1986), directed by David Cronenberg.Only Slate Plus members get to hear Flashback in full. Sign up now to listen.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 6, 2019
Jeffrey Bloomer, Laura Bradley, and Jack Hamilton discuss It: Chapter Two. They talk about the movie’s opening anti-gay hate crime, all the bizarre changes to the adult lives of the Losers’ Club, and whether Bill Hader really has a shot at an Oscar. Jack, Slate’s resident Stephen King scholar, also explains why the author’s work is suddenly ubiquitous again.Podcast production by Phil SurkisLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 2, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Slate’s own Allison Benedikt. Follow: @felixsalmon, @Three_Guineas,@abenedikt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 26, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of thesuperrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episodewith spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Slate’sresident Succession stan, June Thomas.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 25, 2019
In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the Belgian film Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), directed by Chantal Akerman.Only Slate Plus members get to listen to Flashback in full. Sign up now.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 23, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Inkoo Kang and Nitish Pahwa spoil Blinded By the Light. How does it compare to past Gurinder Chada fare? Is the movie overstuffed? Does it really want to be a full fledged musical? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Asha Saluja.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 19, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession, HBO’s wonderful drama about the lives of the superrich Roy family, so every Monday we’ll be discussing the previous night’s episode with spoiler-filled glee. This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Ryan McCarthy - who, as the former Editor in Chief of Vice, has a slightly personal connection to this episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 12, 2019
Slate Money is obsessed with Succession. So we're going to be recapping and discussing the latest episode of Season 2 every week. For the season premiere, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by journalist Edmund Lee to talk about the real world counterparts to the characters, proper yachting attire, and all the best Kendall Roy insults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 11, 2019
In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the second film directed by Orson Welles, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).Only Slate Plus members get to hear Flashback in full. To listen to the entire show, sign up for Slate Plus now.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 9, 2019
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. In this week’s episode, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams discuss the first ever Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw. Are Hobbs and Shaw really that different? Exactly how many tow trucks equal one helicopter? Why did The Rock need someone to throw him a t-shirt before the final fight scene?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 26, 2019
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slatecritics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Mathew Dessem spoil Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Will this really be Tarantino’s second to last movie? Is Cliff Booth a total Kato Kaelin? And what’s that ending all about? Listen to discuss! You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.Email: spoilers@slate.comPodcast production by Jessamine Molli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 19, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Sam Adams and Daniel Schroeder spoil Midsommar. What’s the least lame way to pronounce the title of the movie? Is the film too similar to Hereditary? Is the plot too telegraphed? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 14, 2019
In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss Sergeant York, based on real life war hero Alvin York and directed by Howard Hawks.Only Slate Plus members get to listen to Flashback in full. Sign up now to listen and enjoy other benefits.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 12, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Inkoo Kang and Alex Barasch spoil Spider: Far From Home. Does Jake Gyllenhaal make for a good villain? How does the movie’s depiction of high school stack up? Where does the MCU got from now? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Cameron Drews.This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/start.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 30, 2019
In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the silent film that won the first Best Picture Academy Award: Wings (1927), directed by William Wellman.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 28, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Inkoo Kang and Chris Molanphy spoil Yesterday. What’s wrong with the movie’s vision of the 2019 music landscape? What was Eleonor Rigby about again? Who’s the best Beatle? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 21, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dan Kois, Forrest Wickman and Marissa Martinelli spoil Toy Story 4. What’s the logic of the Toy Story Universe? As we ask of all sequels, does this one deserve to exist? Does the movie succeed as a rom-com?  Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 16, 2019
Only Slate Plus members get to listen to Flashback episodes in full. Sign up for Slate Plus now.In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the The Straight Story (1999), based on a true story and directed by David Lynch.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 14, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Sam Adams spoil Late Night starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson. What do they make of the movie’s take on “diversity hires”? What exactly happened to Hugh Dancy’s character? What did they think of the Slate name check? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 7, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Marissa Martinelli, Inkoo Kang and Heather Schwedel spoil Always Be My Maybe starring Ali Wong and Randall Park. What is the movie’s stance on food authenticity? What did they think of the Keanu cameo? Is it weird that Netflix references Netflix in its own movies? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 2, 2019
In the third episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the paranoid thriller Three Days of the Condor (1975), directed by Sydney Pollack.Only Slate Plus members get to listen to every episode of Flashback in full—sign up now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Marissa Martinelli, Inkoo Kang and Heather Schwedel spoil the Amazon Prime Original series Fleabag. Is the hot priest really that hot? Should there be a season 3? Is the show deserving off all of the hype? All that and more, in spoiler filled detail.Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Cameron Drews.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Jeffrey Bloomer and Christina Cauterucci spoil Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart. Does the movie push to teen comedy genre forward? Is the high school depicted in the film realistic? How accurate are the queer characters in the film? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2019
In the second episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the 1970 film Wanda, directed by Barbara Loden.This podcast will soon be available for Slate Plus members only. Visit slate.com/flashback to sign up and subscribe now.Production by Chau Tu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Forrest Wickman, and Matthew Dessem discuss the action movie John Wick III. Does the laughable extremism of the violence in the movie, excuse the actual violence in the movie? Are stunt dogs really that talented or was that CGI? What was that ending and does it even matter?Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, June Thomas is joined by podcast producers, Daniel Schroeder and Benjamin Frisch to discuss Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. The hosts share their extensive knowledge of the Pokémon universe as they try to break down to lore for Pokémon newbies. They also share their thoughts on the Pokémon world as depicted in the movie and why plot doesn't really make much sense. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 5, 2019
In the first episode of Flashback, the new movies podcast with Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins, the film critics discuss 1944's Gaslight, directed by George Cukor and starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. They chat about how the film helped popularize the contentious term we continue to hear today, Bergman's Oscar-winning performance, and their favorite scenes.Flashback will soon be available for Slate Plus members only. To continue listening to Flashback, sign up for Slate Plus now at slate.com/flashback.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 29, 2019
Only Slate Plus members get to listen to the Game of Thrones TV Club podcast in full. To listen and subscribe, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/gameofthrones.In the latest episode of Slate’s weekly Game of Thrones podcast, Sam Adams, Willa Paskin, and Daniel Schroeder recap the third episode of season 8, “The Long Night.” The three chat about the long-awaited battle at Winterfell, what they thought about the deaths, the problem with Bran, what they expect next, and the Worst Person in Westeros.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 26, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens is joined by Forrest Wickman and New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie to discuss Avengers: End Game. How does movie Thanos differ from comic book Thanos? We know the “de-snappening” is coming, but how do they pull it off? Was this a satisfying end game? Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 22, 2019
Only Slate Plus members get to listen to the Game of Thrones TV Club podcast in full. To listen and subscribe, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/gameofthrones.In the latest episode of Slate’s weekly Game of Thrones podcast, June Thomas, Rachelle Hampton, and Seth Stevenson recap the second episode of season 8, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” The three chat about the continuing reunions, the rising tensions between Dany and Sansa, Brienne’s big moment, and the Worst Person in Westeros.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 19, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Marissa Martinelli, Daniel Schroeder and Rachelle Hampton discuss After, the teen romance film based off of One Direction fan fiction. Where, exactly, was this movie set? Can we be sure half of the script wasn’t made by a text generator? How does the movie compare to its predecessors like Twilight?Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 15, 2019
In this latest episode of Slate’s weekly Game of Thrones podcast, Sam Adams, June Thomas, and Dan Kois recap the season 8 premiere, “Winterfell.” The three chat about all the reunions, Dany’s faults, Cersei’s war strategy, whether the Night King is actually a good leader, and the Worst Person in Westeros.To subscribe to the Game of Thrones TV Club and follow all of Slate's Game of Thrones coverage, visit slate.com/gameofthrones.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 12, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Marissa Martinelli, Inkoo Kang and Heather Schwedel review Little. They talk the logistics of body switching movies, the zany fashion choices and Marsai Martin’s star power. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 5, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams and Marissa Martinelli review Shazam! Where does this movie fit into the larger DC comic universe? What ever happened to Justice League 2? Also, what was that post credits scene about? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 22, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens and Vanity Fair film critic, K Austin Collins discuss Us. They discuss why we should embrace the films imperfections, how this movie wants to be unpacked, and Lupita Nyong’o’s masterful performance. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Engineered by Merritt Jacob. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 8, 2019
Dana Stevens, Marissa Martinelli and Jonathan Fischer spoil the latest Marvel movie, Captain Marvel. Podcast production by Daniel SchroederLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 22, 2019
In this week’s episode, Marissa Martinelli is joined by Slate culture intern Aja Hoggatt and Slate staff write Heather Schwedel to discuss Isn’t It Romantic. Was this movie even a parody? When did we first realize that that was not Chris Hemsworth? Is this going to be the new way of the rom-com? Listen to them discuss!Podcast Production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 15, 2019
In this week’s episode, Willa Paskin is joined by Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme to discuss the Netflix original series Russian Doll. What does this show have to say about New York City? Would the show still work without Natasha Lyonne? Will we watch the second season? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 8, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Forrest Wickman discuss Lego Movie 2:The Second Part. Is there any logic to the Lego universe? What does the movie have to say about toxic masculinity? And what was WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes doing there? Listen to them discuss below. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 22, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams teams up with Slate Senior Editor Jeffrey Bloomer and the Editor in Chief of Screen Crush, Matt Singer to discuss the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, Glass. This is the third film in a trilogy that began with Unbreakable in 2000 and picked up again in 2016’s Split. The premise of all three movies is that comic-book-like superheroes live among us and have for centuries, but they keep a low profile and sometimes don’t even know they have powers. Does this film have the power to sway the favor of Sam, Jeffrey and Matt? This show gives you the power to find that out!Podcast production by Phil SurkisLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 11, 2019
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams and Vulture staff writer Kathryn Van Arendonk discuss the new Black Mirror interactive episode “Bandersnatch”. Do we really want interactive content from Netflix? Is there a base version of “Bandersnatch”? Does Black Mirror have to always assume the worst possible outcome? Make the decision and listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.This episode is brought to you by Slack, the collaboration hub for work. Learn more at Slack.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 28, 2018
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dan Kois and TV editor at the New York Times, Aisha Harris, discuss Mary Poppins Returns. How does the film stack up to the original? How bad is Lin Manuel-Miranda’s cockney accent? Is there a bigger conspiracy behind Julie Andrews declining to cameo? Listen to them discuss!Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.This episode is brought to you by Helix, a new kind of DNA testing. Try today for a deep discount at helix.com/spoilers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 14, 2018
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens discusses The Favourite with Washington Post columnist, Alexandra Petri. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 30, 2018
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams discusses The Ballad of Buster Scruggs with the author of The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, Adam Nayman. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 16, 2018
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dan Kois and Jeffrey Bloomer discuss the second installment of Fantastic Beasts franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 2, 2018
This week on Spoiler Specials Dana Stevens and Sam Adams discuss Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria. Podcast Production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 31, 2018
In a special bonus Halloween episode of Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Jeffrey Bloomer and Christina Cauterucci discuss the 11th installment in the Halloween franchise. Podcast production by Danielle HewittLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 19, 2018
This week on Spoiler Specials, Assistant Editor Marissa Martinelli, Editorial Assistant Rachelle Hampton and Culture writer Inkoo Kang discuss The Hate U Give, the movie starring Amandla Stenberg based on the best selling novel by Angie Thomas.This episode is brought to you by I Travel For, a new podcast that explores what inspires us to travel. Listen and subscribe today at https://apple.co/2DPEWJE.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 5, 2018
This week on Spoiler Specials, Dana Stevens chats with Rachel Syme about Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star is Born. Produced by Danielle Hewitt. Production assistant provided by Cameron Drews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 21, 2018
In this week's Slate senior editor Jeffrey Bloomer, Slate critic Inkoo Kang and assistant editor Marissa Martinelli discuss the Paul Feig mystery-thriller A Simple Favor. Which suit did Blake Lively wear best? Is the answer all of them? Were there even other people in this movie?All that and more on Slate's Spoiler Specials.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 7, 2018
Daniel Schroeder, June Thomas and Vox culture writer Constance Grady spoil Insatiable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 24, 2018
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August 10, 2018
Slate culture editor Forrest Wickman, Slate staff writer Inkoo Kang, and New York Times Culture Desk assistant TV editor Aisha Harris spoil Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 1, 2018
Dana Stevens, Sam Adam, and Forrest Wickman spoil Mission: Impossible-Fallout. Podcast Production by Danielle Hewitt and Shasha Léonard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 27, 2018
Dana Stevens and June Thomas spoil Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt and Daniel Schroeder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 13, 2018
Christina Cauterucci, Veralyn Williams and Lena Wilson spoil the second season of The Handmaid's Tale.Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Shasha Léonard.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 29, 2018
Willa Paskin, Sam Adams, Jonathan Fischer and Rachelle Hampton spoil the second season of Westworld.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 15, 2018
Dana Stevens, Rachel Syme, and Lena Wilson spoil Hereditary. Podcast production by Daniel SchroederLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 8, 2018
Marissa Martinelli, Aisha Harris, Inkoo Kang, and Carmen Russo spoil Ocean's 8. Podcast production by Daniel SchroederLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 1, 2018
Marissa Martinelli, June Thomas, Veralyn Williams and Lena Wilson spoil 13 Reasons Why. Podcast production by Daniel SchroederLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2018
Forrest Wickman, Marissa Martinelli, and Sam Adams spoil Solo: A Star Wars Story.Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2018
Forrest Wickman, Marissa Martinelli and Sam Adams spoil Deadpool 2.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 27, 2018
Dana Stevens, Jonathan Fischer, and Forrest Wickman spoil Avengers: Infinity War.Production by Daniel SchroederLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 6, 2018
Dana Stevens, Laura Hudson, Dawnthea Price, and Forrest Wickman spoil Ready Player One.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 29, 2018
June Thomas talks with showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, costume designer Katie Irish, and producing director Chris Long about Episode 601 of The Americans, "Dead Hand." Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 23, 2018
Dana Stevens, Forrest Wickman, and Inkoo Kang spoil Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 16, 2018
Susan Matthews, Dan Engber, Jacob Brogan, Kirsten Berg and Alex Barasch sit down for a science-filled spoiler special all about Blue Planet II.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 9, 2018
Dana Stevens, Aisha Harris and Forrest Wickman spoil A Wrinkle in Time, discussing how it translate from book to screen, if children will actually like it, and what the deal is with that flying lettuce.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 2, 2018
Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Marissa Martinelli spoil Annihilation, discussing what's behind the Shimmer, how DNA works, and the weird Annihilation noise.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 23, 2018
Aisha Harris, Jamelle Bouie and Veralyn Williams spoil Black Panther.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 9, 2018
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January 26, 2018
Willa Paskin and Inkoo Kang spoil Steven Soderbergh's new series Mosaic.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 12, 2018
Slate's TV critic Willa Paskin, tech and culture writer Inkoo Kang, and Browbeat editor Sam Adams spoil the newest season of Black Mirror.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 29, 2017
Dana Stevens and Rachel Syme spoil Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, and discuss all the clothes, tensions, and mushrooms that make up this film.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 15, 2017
On this week's episode, Forrest Wickman and Sam Adams join Dana Stevens in spoiling Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They tackle who Rey's parents are, the real abilities of a Jedi, and porgs.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 1, 2017
On this Spoiler Special, Dana Stevens sits down with Sam Adams to spoil The Shape of Water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 17, 2017
Slate movie critic Dana Stevens and Slate senior editor Jonathan Fischer spoil the latest installment in the DC universe, Justice League.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 3, 2017
Dana Stevens, Dan Kois, and Jonathan Fischer spoil Marvel and Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 20, 2017
Slate TV critic Willa Paskin, Brow Beat nights and weekends editor Matthew Dessem, and managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas discuss the fourth and final season of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. Warning: This podcast contains spoilers. Lots of spoilers.Email: spoilers@slate.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 6, 2017
Slate movie critic Dana Stevens, culture editor Forrest Wickman, and Brow Beat editor Sam Adams discuss Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Warning: This podcast contains spoilers. Lots of spoilers.Email: spoilers@slate.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 22, 2017
Slate movie critic Dana Stevens, culture editor Forrest Wickman, and Brow Beat editor Sam Adams discuss Mother!, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Warning: This podcast contains spoilers. Lots of spoilers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 8, 2017
Slate movie critic Dana Stevens and culture writers Aisha Harris and Sam Adams discuss It, director Andy Muschietti’s take on the Stephen King novel, starring Bill Skarsgard and a host of young actors. Warning: This podcast contains spoilers. Lots of spoilers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 9, 2016
Kerri Russell (Elizabeth) and Matthew Rhys (Philip) join June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss the season finale, plus Matthew Rhys's favorite on-set moments, the reason Keri Russell says she enjoys acting now more than ever, and the challenges of sculpting a season finale that sits in the sweet spot of satisfying, but not too satisfying. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 2, 2016
Producing director Chris Long joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss his unique process for getting the best performances out of actors. Plus, Costa Ronin (Oleg) stops by to talk about his big scene with Stan Beeman from last night's episode.Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2016
Spy craft consultant (and author) H. Keith Melton joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss his collection of authentic KGB spy gear, and how he advises the show on everything from lock picking techniques, to what type of camera the characters should be using.Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2016
Composer Nathan Barr joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss his process for composing the show's score. In addition to performing some of his unique custom-made instruments like the sympathetic drone cello, Barr breaks down the Emmy-nominated main title theme.Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2016
The CEO of FX Networks, John Landgraf, and the VP of Current Series at FX Networks, Colette Wilson, join June Thomas and showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields to talk about the process of creating The Americans, the importance of storytellers, and the significance of the movie, The Day After.Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 5, 2016
Matthew Rhys (Philip/Clark) joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to talk about his Americans directorial debut, which also happened to be one of his character's most intense episodes. Plus, Allison Wright (Martha) stops by to share some parting words for Martha.Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 2, 2016
This is a free preview of Slate’s Game of Thrones podcast, a TV Club series that’s just for Slate Plus members. If you are not yet a member and would like to listen along as we recap each episode of the show’s sixth season, learn more at Slate.com/GameofThrones.In this edition of the podcast, Dan Kois, Willa Paskin, and Mac Rogers recap Episode 2 of Season 6.Previously: Episode 1Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 28, 2016
Alison Wright (Martha) joins joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to talk about poor Martha, and what it feels like to finally face the truth.Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 21, 2016
Masha Gessen is responsible Russian translation on The Americans. She joins June Thomas and show runners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to talk about the beauty of authentic subtitles, the difficulties that Phillip and Elizabeth would have faced when perfecting their Americans accents, and the honesty in The Americans' portrayal of the Communist sexual revolution. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10pm on FX.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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