300 episodes

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).

Customer Reviews

Crushinator3000 ,

Nobody remembers anything

Okay, so aside from the weirdos who just want to police women's language (tellingly, they don't notice vocal fry, uptalk, or reliance on "like" from a couple of the male hosts, who absolutely do it), the major criticism of this podcast has always been that nobody takes notes! The analysis is often sharp and interesting, but they always, always seem to misremember plot details, regardless of who is hosting an episode. It's mind-boggling.

evan_attard ,

Some intelligent conversation

One of the better podcasts I’ve found for intelligent deep-dives into the craft and themes in new releases.

Dana is great though the guests are a bit mixed. Once you realize how often some of them say “like” (Inkoo and others often use it 3 times or more in a sentence) it can distract from the discussion.

Chachimo ,

what's not to like, LIKE?

These critics may be competent writers, but several are nearly unlistenable as speakers; the words 'soooo', 'umm', and 'like' fill each conversation. Also, the conversations tend to drift from the actual film into self centered sidebars.

Reviewers can also tend to focus on the appearance of their favourite actors more so than the story or the acting. It sometimes feels like a red carpet analysis for ET more than a actual review.

Lastly, why review Star Wars and Marvel films, when you clearly dislike them?

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