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Slate critics and guests discuss the current TV shows, episode by episode. Note: Many episodes contain spoilers, disagreements, passionate endorsements, and outright dismissals.

Slate critics and guests discuss the current TV shows, episode by episode. Note: Many episodes contain spoilers, disagreements, passionate endorsements, and outright dismissals.
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Slate critics and guests discuss the current TV shows, episode by episode. Note: Many episodes contain spoilers, disagreements, passionate endorsements, and outright dismissals.

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Episodes

The Americans S:3 | E:9 Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? | Slate TV Club

3/26/2015
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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. In this installment about the ninth episode, “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?,” costume designer Jenny Gering and production designer Diane Lederman join script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss every detail that goes into bringing the 1980s back to life....

Duration:00:24:56

Walking Dead S:5 | E:15 Try | Slate TV Club

3/25/2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 15 of The Walking Dead, “Try.” Mike is the host ofSlate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Video team. Slate Plus members can download an ad-free version of Slate’s Walking Dead podcast. To learn more and to try Slate Plus free for two weeks, visit Slate.com/DeadPlus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:15

Better Call Saul S:1 | E:8 Rico | Slate TV Club

3/24/2015
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In the latest episode of Slate’s TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson summarize last week’s listener challenge—and issue another: If Harold’s copier code relates to the year a certain dictator rose to power, what’s the significance of Chuck’s copier code (1868)? June and Seth recap Episode 8, “Rico,” which contained major developments in Jimmy’s relationships with Kim, Chuck, and Harold. Later, they discuss Jimmy’s professional behavior with Nicole Hyland,...

Duration:00:32:03

The Americans S:3 | E:8 Divestment | Slate TV Club

3/19/2015
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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. In this installment about the eighth episode, “Divestment,” Alison Wright, who stars as Martha, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss poor Martha’s point of view. Plus: Ever wonder who constructs the car crashes, explosions, and fist fights on the show?...

Duration:00:36:04

Walking Dead S:5 | E:14 Spend | Slate TV Club

3/18/2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 14 of The Walking Dead, “Spend.” Mike is the host ofSlate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Video team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:25

Better Call Saul S:1 | E:7 Bingo| Slate TV Club

3/17/2015
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In the latest episode of Slate's TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson rave about the scene in the corner office, a funky instrumental, and Jimmy's ongoing struggle to do the right thing. Later, the hosts try to leave an answering machine message for Saul and issue a listener challenge (identify anyone in the mugshots seen in this episode's first scene). Plus, Seth addresses an inconsistency with the train featured in Episode Six, which inspired his...

Duration:00:29:15

The Americans S:3 | E:7 Walter Taffet | Slate TV Club

3/12/2015
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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. In this installment about the seventh episode, “Walter Taffet,” Noah Emmerich, who stars as FBI agent Stan Beeman, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss the trials and tribulations of a first time director. Plus: Fleetwood Mac and the song that didn’t...

Duration:00:27:05

Better Call Saul S:1 | E:6 Five-O| Slate TV Club

3/10/2015
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As Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson predicted last week, Episode Six of Better Call Saul digs into the backstory of Breaking Bad's hardnosed henchman and fan favorite, Mike Ehrmantraut. June and Seth discuss Jonathan Banks' nuanced portrayal of Mike, his moving monologue, and the only word you should say under police interrogation. Plus, Seth goes on a tangent about Amtrak's Southwest Chief. Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately...

Duration:00:26:36

Walking Dead S:5 | E:13 Forget | Slate TV Club

3/9/2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 13 of The Walking Dead, “Forget.” Mike is the host ofSlate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Video team. Slate Plus members can download Slate’s Walking Dead podcast immediately following the broadcast of new episodes on AMC. To learn more and to try Slate Plus free for two weeks, visit: Slate.com/DeadPlus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:52

House of Cards S:3 | Full Season | Slate TV Club

3/5/2015
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Slate's Willa Paskin, J. Bryan Lowder, Katy Waldman, and Miriam Krule discuss the entire third season of House of Cards, including the show's transi​tioning focus from political drama to relationship drama, Frank's sexuality, and whether or not that was the best mid-urination international diplomacy ever seen on TV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:35

The Americans S:3 | E:6 Born Again | Slate TV Club

3/5/2015
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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. In this installment about the sixth episode, “Born Again,” Keri Russell, who stars as Russian spy Elizabeth Jennings, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss on-set challenges, the best (and worst) part of wearing so many disguises, and her own personal...

Duration:00:28:01

Better Call Saul S:1 | E:5 Alpine Shepherd Boy | Slate TV Club

3/3/2015
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This week, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap "Alpine Shepherd Boy," the fifth episode of Better Call Saul. They discuss the ongoing development of characters like Mike, Howard, and Kim – and a few memorable oddballs that we may never see again. Plus, the hosts speculate about the streak-snapping title of this episode. Our sponsor this week is ABC, presenting the new drama American Crime from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave." The series premieres this...

Duration:00:22:41

Walking Dead S:5 | E:12 Remember | Slate TV Club

3/2/2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 12 of The Walking Dead, “Remember.” Mike is the host of Slate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer for Slate podcasts, and Chris is a producer for the Slate Video team. Slate Plus members can download Slate’s Walking Dead podcast immediately following the broadcast of new episodes on AMC. To learn more and to try Slate Plus free for two weeks, visit: Slate.com/DeadPlus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:01

Downton Abbey S:5 | E:9 | Slate TV Club

3/2/2015
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Each week, Slate culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will join frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson discuss the Dowager Countess’ romantic past with Prince Kuragin, how Rose’s quick thinking earned Lord Sinderby’s trust, and what lessons Downton Abbey has learned from reality TV. Spoilers for Episodes 4 to 9 will be made available to Slate Plus members on...

Duration:00:24:42

The Americans S:3 | E:5 Salang Pass | Slate TV Club

2/26/2015
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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. In this installment about the fifth episode, “Salang Pass,” Matthew Rhys, who stars as Russian spy Phillip Jennings, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss KGB sex training, selecting the perfect wig, and the craziness of playing five characters in a...

Duration:00:28:43

Better Call Saul S:1 | E:4 Hero | Slate TV Club

2/24/2015
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Slate's TV Club recaps "Hero," the fourth episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff. Hosted by June Thomas and Seth Stevenson. Our sponsor this week is ABC, presenting the new drama American Crime from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave." Catch the series premiere on Thursday, March 5, 10/9 Central on ABC. Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. Non-members can try out this early access until...

Duration:00:20:53

Walking Dead S:5 | E:11 The Distance | Slate TV Club

2/24/2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 11 of The Walking Dead, "The Distance.” Mike is a senior producer and the host of Slate's Lexicon Valley podcast, and Chris is a Slate video producer. Slate Plus members can download Slate’s Walking Dead podcast immediately following the broadcast of new episodes on AMC. To learn more, try Slate Plus free for two weeks at Slate.com/DeadPlus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:59

Downton Abbey S:5 | E:8 | Slate TV Club

2/23/2015
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Each week, Slate culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will join frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson discuss Lord Grantham’s feelings towards Marigold, poor Anna’s arrest, and what plotlines should be resolved in the Christmas episode. Note: As the name implies, this podcast contains spoilers, and is meant to be listened to after you watch each episode....

Duration:00:18:24

The Americans S:3 | E:4 Dimebag | Slate TV Club

2/19/2015
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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. In this installment about the fourth episode, “Dimebag,” script coordinator Molly Nussbaum talks to executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and to writer Peter Ackerman about cringeworthy story lines, making Stan Beeman angry, and selecting the perfect 80s pop song. Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is...

Duration:00:24:43

Better Call Saul S:1 | E:3 Nacho | Slate TV Club

2/16/2015
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Slate's TV Club recaps, "Nacho," the third episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff. Hosted by June Thomas and Seth Stevenson. Our sponsor this week is Harry's, the shaving company that offers inexpensive razors, sleek handles, and great shave cream and gel delivered right to your door. First-time customers get $5 off when they visit Harrys.com and use the promo code SAUL. Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on...

Duration:00:23:44