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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).

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).
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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).

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Episodes

Flashback: Wanda (1970)

5/19/2019
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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

Duration:00:57:05

John Wick III

5/17/2019
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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

Duration:00:56:58

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

5/10/2019
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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

Duration:00:49:48

Flashback: Gaslight (1944)

5/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:43:16

Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 3, Season 8: The Battle of Winterfell

4/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:07:47

Avengers: End Game

4/26/2019
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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

Duration:00:54:57

Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 2, Season 8: The Night Before

4/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:07:03

After

4/19/2019
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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

Duration:00:55:16

Game of Thrones TV Club | Ep 1, Season 8: Return to Winterfell

4/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:36:41

Little

4/12/2019
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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

Duration:00:48:35

Shazam!

4/5/2019
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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

Duration:00:49:02

Us

3/22/2019
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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

Duration:00:50:14

Captain Marvel

3/8/2019
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Dana Stevens, Marissa Martinelli and Jonathan Fischer spoil the latest Marvel movie, Captain Marvel. Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:37

Isn't It Romantic

2/22/2019
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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

Duration:00:52:28

Russian Doll

2/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:45:37

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

2/8/2019
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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

Duration:00:48:58

Glass

1/21/2019
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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...

Duration:00:56:56

Bandersnatch

1/11/2019
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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...

Duration:01:03:35

Mary Poppins Returns

12/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:52:27

The Favourite

12/14/2018
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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

Duration:00:37:13