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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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    • 3.2 • 667 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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    Don’t Worry Darling

    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.
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    • 42 min
    Orphan: First Kill

    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.

    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 30 min
    The Sandman

    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.

    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 42 min
    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    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.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 35 min
    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

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
667 Ratings

667 Ratings

Neplusultra123 ,

It’s not great, but can be good at times

I’ve listened to several of the episodes. Sometimes it seems as if the hosts didn’t really watch the same movie I did, often missing key points from the movie. However, there are other times when they do catch things that tease out some profound moments. I do have one extra note: while the hosts are quick to point out misogyny when it comes to men, they don’t always do the same with women. For instance, actresses like Tilda Swinton supported Roman Polanski (and still do, I think). There has never been a clearer case of rape and abuse of a minor than what Roman Polanski essentially admitted to. And yet, for some reason, the hosts (and others) don’t seem to have a problem with Polanski’s supporters or actors who continued to act in his films. A final note: I gave this another try. I listened to a recent review of the new Top Gun movie. There is a scene where the characters are playing football on the beach. After acknowledging that the scene had a purpose, the male host said he would have preferred if he could just watch bare chested guys and abs instead of having a scene that was improvement from the beach volleyball scene from the original. That did it for me. I’m not really sure what the point of this podcast is if not to actually review and critique movies. They don’t seem to be able to do that very well. One thing I will say is that music/ movie quotes montage in the beginning is one of my favorite parts of any podcast. Other than that, I wouldn’t waste my time.

TheBooRito ,

Dana Stevens is a bad reviewer.

I have a bone to pick with Dana Stevens because it’s like she doesn’t like any of the movies she’s reviewing and only half pays attention to them. Especially with the Marvel movies, you can tell she’s not a real fan and honestly none of the reviewers on the Marvel movies are fans. Dana also has a way of being negative towards a movie and guiding her cohost/s into trashing the movie along with her. No offense to Dana herself but these spoiler specials aren’t as fun when you can tell the host only watched the movie once and forgot most of it.

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.

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