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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 • 611 Ratings

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).

    Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate senior editor Sam Adams is joined by Laura Miller, a books and culture columnist for Slate, to spoil the new Mike Flanagan miniseries Midnight Mass.

    Riley Flynn returns to his home on an offshore fishing village to find that the local priest has been replaced by a newcomer. The arrival of the magnetic Father Paul Hill brings religious fervor to the town, along with mystery and monstrosity. 

    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

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    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Cleo Levin and Asha Saluja 

    Hosts
    Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor. You can read his review here. 
    Laura Miller is a books and culture columnist for Slate. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens is joined by Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic and host of the popular podcast Too Long, Didn’t Watch, Alan Sepinwall to spoil the new Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark. 

    The film follows a young Anthony Soprano, growing up in a very tumultuous era in Newark, N.J. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, whose influence over his nephew will help shape the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss: Tony Soprano.

    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Morgan Flannery. 

    Hosts
    Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. You can read her review here. 
    Alan Sepinwall is Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic and host of the popular podcast Too Long, Didn’t Watch. You can read his review here.
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    • 52 min
    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate’s senior editor Allegra Frank is joined by fellow Slate senior editor, Sam Adams, to spoil Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. 
    Shang-Chi is living a quiet, normal life in San Francisco working as a valet parking attendant with his best friend Katy when suddenly he’s confronted by his dark past. He soon realizes that it’s up to him and his friends to save the world from ancient soul-eating demons. 

    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Morgan Flannery. 

    Hosts
    Allegra Frank is Slate’s senior editor. You can read her review here. 
    Sam Adams is Slate’s senior editor and editor of Slate’s culture blog Brow Beat. You can read his review here.
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    • 59 min
    The White Lotus

    The White Lotus

    On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. 

    This week, Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens is joined by Slate contributor Isaac Butler and The New Yorker staff writer Rachel Syme to spoil Mike White’s The White Lotus.

    What happens when a group of extremely privileged and wealthy people arrive at The White Lotus Resort in Hawaii for a week of relaxation in the sun? The answer is nothing good.  

    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Morgan Flannery. 

    Hosts
    Dana Stevens is a movie critic at Slate. You can hear her talk more about The White Lotus here. 
    Isaac Butler is the co-host of Slate’s Working podcast. You can listen to his interview with the show’s composer here.
    Rachel Syme is a staff writer at The New Yorker. You can read her piece about the show here.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. 
    This week, Slate staff writer Karen Han is joined by Slate’s senior editor Sam Adams to spoil James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, a soft reboot of the original 2016 Suicide Squad. 
    What happens when the US government brings together a few of the world’s most dangerous supervillains to save the day? You get chaos, blood, gore and The Suicide Squad. 

     Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Morgan Flannery. 

    Hosts
    Karen Han is a staff writer at Slate. You can read her review here.
    Sam Adams is a senior editor at Slate and editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. 
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    • 53 min
    Old

    Old

    On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate’s senior editor Allegra Frank is joined by Slate’s web editor Nitish Pahwa to spoil Old, the new thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan. 
    When a family takes a relaxing tropical vacation, they make a terrifying discovery. As the children play in the sand on a nearby secluded beach, their parents notice that in the span of just a few hours, their children have suddenly aged. It’s not long before the parents realize that they themselves are aging too! It’s a race against time as they attempt to escape the beach before it’s too late. But can they find a way out? 

     
    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Morgan Flannery. 

    Hosts
    Allegra Frank is a senior editor at Slate. 
    Nitish Pahwa is a web editor at Slate and you can read his review here. 
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Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
611 Ratings

611 Ratings

mohavisoul ,

Fantastic Tenet Examination

Thoughtful discussion of Tenet; professional production with thoughtful insights from Both hosts; pleasant sounded voices, too

GayRetard666999 ,

Shallow, horrible analysis

Allegra Frank and Nitish Pahwa are terrible at this! Listening to them is like listening to two junior high kids try and recall a movie without any insight or interest in its thematic ideas. No attempt at subtext or symbolism. Just, this happened… and then this happened… and it was dumb. What absolutely useless and mindless commentary. They are incredibly shallow and inarticulate. Find better critics!

BAlisonMarie ,

Meh...

Boring. There are too many good podcasts to choose from to waste time listening to this.

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