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Slate's Spoiler Specials podcast

Slate's Spoiler Specials

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).

 

#458

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

This week, Slate's Dana Stevens and Nadira Goffe spoil Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

36 MINS

36:55

11 Nov 2022


#457

House of the Dragon

This week, Slate's Sam Adams and Rebecca Onion spoil the season finale of HBO’s House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Oct 2022

27 MINS

27:42

28 Oct 2022


#456

Halloween Ends

This week, Slate's Sam Adams and Jeffrey Bloomer spoil the 13th entry in the Halloween franchise, the alleged final showdown between Jamie Lee Curtis's Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. Note: as the title implies, the podcast contains spoilers galore.  Email us at  [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Oct 2022

30 MINS

30:49

14 Oct 2022


#455

Don’t Worry Darling

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Don’t Worry Darling. Slate’s movie critic, Dana Stevens joins Slate’s associate editor Marissa Martinelli to spoil Olivia Wilde’s latest thriller.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Sep 2022

42 MINS

42:45

30 Sep 2022


#454

Orphan: First Kill

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Orphan: First Kill. Slate senior editor Sam Adams joins features director Jeffrey Bloomer to spoil the prequel to the 2009 psychological thriller, Orphan.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Sep 2022

30 MINS

30:46

16 Sep 2022


#453

The Sandman

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on The Sandman. Senior editor, Sam Adams, and Slate’s book critic, Laura Miller spoil the comic book series by Neil Gaiman.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Sep 2022

42 MINS

42:47

02 Sep 2022


#452

Bodies Bodies Bodies

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Bodies Bodies Bodies. Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens and Slate writer Nadira Goffe spoil A24’s latest murder mystery, directed by Halina Reijn. Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Read another Slate review [here.] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/08/bodies-bodies-bodies-movie-katja-reijn-theater-a24.html) Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Aug 2022

35 MINS

35:22

19 Aug 2022


#451

Bullet Train

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Bullet Train. Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens and senior editor Sam Adams spoil the latest action comedy release from Atomic Blonde director and John Wick co-creator, David Leitch.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Read Dana’s review [here.] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/08/bullet-train-brad-pitt-action-movie-bad-bunny.html) Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Aug 2022

27 MINS

27:57

05 Aug 2022


#450

Nope

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Nope, the latest from horror auteur Jordan Peele. Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Read Dana’s review [here] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/07/nope-movie-jordan-peele-keke-palmer-review.html) . Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kevin Bendis and Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Jul 2022

57 MINS

57:45

22 Jul 2022


#449

Thor: Love and Thunder

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Thor: Love and Thunder. Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens and senior editor Sam Adams spoil the newest release from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Read Dana’s review [here] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/07/thor-love-thunder-taika-waititi-natalie-portman-review.html) . Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jul 2022

37 MINS

37:43

08 Jul 2022


#448

Lightyear

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Lightyear. Slate’s movie critic, Dana Stevens, and senior editor, Sam Adams spoil the new animated film from Disney.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Read Dana’s review [here] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/06/lightyear-movie-toy-story-chris-evans-review.html) and Sam’s review [here] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/06/lightyear-movie-toy-story-twist-buzz-zurg.html) . Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis and Kevin Bendis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Jun 2022

31 MINS

31:47

24 Jun 2022


#447

Outward: Fire Island

It’s June, and in honor of Pride, we’re bringing you a special episode from the Outward podcast! Hosts Christina Cauterucci, Jules Gill-Peterson, and Bryan Lowder dig into the big gay movie of summer 2022: Fire Island. Directed by Andrew Ahn and written by Joel Kim Booster, who also stars in the film, Fire Island explores the magic of queer spaces like the titular enclave—along with the class and race disparities that often beset them. The film, which also stars Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, and Conrad Ricamora, is a gay resetting of Pride and Prejudice. Does it succeed? The hosts discuss this, and much more, in spoiler-filled detail. This podcast was produced by June Thomas. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to Outward wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jun 2022

46 MINS

46:11

17 Jun 2022


#446

Jurassic World: Dominion

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Jurassic World: Dominion. Sam Adams, a senior editor at Slate, is joined by Slate’s features editor, Jeffrey Bloomer to spoil the latest evolutionary stage of the Jurassic World series. True to the spirit of bringing something back from the past, the stars of Jurassic Park—Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill—join the dinos and their JW counterparts Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The cast is big, the predators are bigger, but the villains and plot lines raised more eyebrows than heart rates among our critics.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis and Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jun 2022

42 MINS

42:32

10 Jun 2022


#445

Top Gun: Maverick

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Top Gun: Maverick. Film critic Dana Stevens is joined by Slate editor and writer Dan Kois to spoil the long awaited sequel, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski. Maverick is pressed into service, training a group of young pilots to carry out a dangerous strike in a rogue nation. But it soon becomes clear that only Maverick has the right stuff to lead the mission. Does Maverick fly high, or get grounded? Is Top Gun: Maverick better than the 1986 original?  Read Dana’s thoughts on the movie [here] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/05/top-gun-maverick-tom-cruise-val-kilmer-movie.html) . Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 May 2022

46 MINS

46:36

27 May 2022


#444

The Waves: What Reality TV Says About Us

On this week’s episode of The Waves, historian and original Waves host,  [Marcia Chatelain] (http://www.marciachatelain.com/)  is joined by sociologist  [Danielle Lindemann ] (https://daniellelindemann.com/) to talk all things reality TV. They discuss Danielle’s new book,  [True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us] (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374279028/truestory)  and why we don’t take reality television as seriously as we should. Later in the show they talk about why women are more successful at monetizing their reality TV brand and how the genre takes us on a tour of the class system. In Slate Plus: Is The Bachelorette feminist? Recommendations Marcia: The True Crime Obsessed podcast, [ Let the Women Do the Work] (https://audioboom.com/posts/8071231-introducing-let-the-women-do-the-work-with-gillian-pensavalle) Danielle: The Netflix series  [Selling Sunset] (https://www.netflix.com/title/80223108) Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery. Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to [ thewaves@slate.com] (mailto:thewaves@slate.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 May 2022

30 MINS

30:08

20 May 2022


#443

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Film critic Dana Stevens is joined by Slate senior editor Sam Adams to spoil the Marvel film that stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Sam Raimi, the first action scene takes place at the wedding of Doctor Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) ex (Rachel McAdams) being interrupted by a one-eyed octopus creature from space that’s chasing after America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). It’s an explosive start to a film that has some of the best –and the worst– of what Marvel movies are famous for. Read Sam’s [review] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/05/doctor-strange-multiverse-madness-illuminati-no-way-home.html) of the movie.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 May 2022

54 MINS

54:39

13 May 2022


#442

Decoder Ring: The Sideways Effect

Hey, Spoiler Specials listeners, Dana Stevens here. If you haven’t heard the Slate podcast Decoder Ring yet, I urge you to check it out. Hosted by our friend Willa Paskin, each episode cracks a different cultural mystery by examining its history and why it still matters today. In their new season they look at how men’s razors went from one...to two...to five blades! They explore how "method acting" became so misunderstood—there’s more to it than just Jared Leto behaving badly. And now, we present their latest which I loved. It follows the unlikely path of a 2004 indie flick from director Alexander Payne...off the screen and onto our restaurant menus. Decades later, the American wine industry is still under the influence of “The Sideways Effect." Make sure to subscribe to Decoder Ring wherever you listen, and I hope you enjoy this episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 May 2022

39 MINS

39:09

06 May 2022


#441

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Film critic Dana Stevens is joined by Keith Phipps to spoil this action-packed comedy, starring Nicolas Cage as a struggling actor who is desperate to get back on the A list. Nicolas Cage plays Nick Cage, with Tiffany Haddish, Pedro Pascal, and Neil Patrick Harris co-starring. Dana and Keith tell listeners if this self-referential romp went deep enough. Read Dana’s [review] (https://slate.com/culture/2022/04/nicolas-cage-unbearable-weight-massive-talent-meta-movies.html) of the movie.  Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore. Email us at [spoilers@slate.com] (mailto:spoilers@slate.com) . Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Apr 2022

40 MINS

40:33

29 Apr 2022