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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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    • TV & Film
    • 3.3 • 668 Ratings

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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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    Bullet Train

    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.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 27 min
    Nope

    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.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Kevin Bendis and Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 57 min
    Thor: Love and Thunder

    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.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 37 min
    Lightyear

    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 and Sam’s review here.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis and Kevin Bendis.
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    • 31 min
    Outward: Fire Island

    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.
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    • 46 min
    Jurassic World: Dominion

    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.

    Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis and Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
668 Ratings

668 Ratings

Friends with Jen ,

Host seemed dense

First time listener to catch Nope episode. It was cringe-worthy how the host missed obvious plot points and instead ridiculed the film for “plot holes”. Was she half-watching the film? I’m no cinema genius but even I knew the answers to the questions that befuddled her. I felt like maybe her co-host did but didn’t want to be rude continuously point out the mistakes. Because the host couldn’t even get the plot right, it really skimped on any decent analysis.

Creeperslayer123 ,

Pretentious

Not a good podcast

The Dead Sams ,

Brutal.

If you need anymore reason to dislike film critics then this podcast is for you!
Generally their criticism is often in information or plot they obviously just missed and didn’t bother to look into. When called out by other guests they just double down and never take a step back.
Also, take a shot any time the guest Inkoo Kang says um, like or basically! :)

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