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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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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

10/11/2019
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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, 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...

Duration:00:36:53

Slate Money: Succession, S2E9, "You Can’t Make a Tomlette Without Breaking Some Gregs”

10/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:14

Joker

10/4/2019
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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, 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...

Duration:01:00:42

Slate Money: Succession, S2E8, “L to the OG”

9/30/2019
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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

Duration:00:53:06

Slate Money: Succession, S2E7, “Bolus of Gubbins”

9/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:56:34

Flashback: Imitation of Life (1959)

9/22/2019
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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

Duration:00:08:15

Downton Abbey

9/20/2019
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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, 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...

Duration:00:56:16

Slate Money: Succession, S2E6, “Yuppie RoboCop”

9/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:44:58

Slate Money: Succession, S2E5, “Good Cop, Misogynist Cop”

9/9/2019
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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 Baker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:28

Flashback: The Fly (1986)

9/8/2019
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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

Duration:00:12:34

It: Chapter Two

9/6/2019
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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 Surkis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:55

Slate Money: Succession, S2E4, "Nazis. Terrible, Right?”

9/2/2019
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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

Duration:00:46:27

Slate Money: Succession, S2E3, “French Kissing an Armadillo”

8/26/2019
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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 resident Succession stan, June Thomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:00

Flashback: Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

8/25/2019
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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

Duration:00:12:12

Blinded by the Light

8/23/2019
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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

Duration:00:50:50

Slate Money: Succession S2E2: “Don’t Be an A**hole. You Don’t Have Principles.”

8/19/2019
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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

Duration:00:36:58

Slate Money: Succession S2E1: "Silica Mud Treatment"

8/12/2019
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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

Duration:00:43:39

Flashback: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

8/11/2019
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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

Duration:00:10:37

Hobbs & Shaw

8/9/2019
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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. 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...

Duration:00:56:53

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

7/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:57:27