Slate's TV Club

Slate's TV Club

Slate critics and guests discuss the current TV shows, episode by episode. Note: Many episodes contain spoilers, disagreements, passionate endorsements, and outright dismissals.

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Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Holly Taylor join Molly Nussbaum, Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to share their thoughts on the cliffhanger ending, their favorite moments from Season 3, and what might lie in store for the Jennings in Season 4.

17 Min

Apr 23, 2015

The Americans S:3 | E:12 I Am Abassin Zadran | Slate TV Club

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Peggy Schierholz from hair and makeup joins Molly Nussbaum, Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss arguably the most important part of The Americans—the wigs. Plus, a quick checkin with actress Allison Wright about Martha’s shocking discovery.

19 Min

Apr 16, 2015

The Americans S:3 | E:11 One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov | Slate TV Club

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Writers Tracey Scott Wilson and Stephen Schiff join Molly Nussbaum, Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss their collaborative writing style, and the deeply personal conversations that fueled the content of this week's episode.

19 Min

Apr 9, 2015

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31 min
Apr 8, 2015
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In the latest episode of Slate's TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap the season finale, "Marco," reflect on the past 10 episodes, and predict what will happen in Season Two.   Also, Seth uses the word...

31 min
Apr 3, 2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap the Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead, “Conquer.”   Mike is the host ofSlate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Video...

26 min
Apr 2, 2015
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Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss one of the biggest moments in the series thus far.

33 min
Apr 1, 2015
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In the latest episode of Slate's TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap last week's listener challenge – and then arbitrarily issue two more. First, what's the significance of office suite 312? And, is that...

24 min
Mar 26, 2015
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Costume designer Jenny Gering and production designer Diane Lederman join Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss every detail that goes into bringing the 80s back to life.

25 min
Mar 25, 2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 15 of The Walking Dead, “Try.”   Mike is the host ofSlate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Video team.   Slate...

32 min
Mar 25, 2015
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In the latest episode of Slate’s TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson summarize last week’s listener challenge—and issue another: If Harold’s copier code relates to the year a certain dictator...

36 min
Mar 19, 2015
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Alison Wright, who stars as Martha, joins Molly Nussbaum, Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss poor Martha. Plus: An interview with the man who constructs the car crashes, explosions, and fist fights on the show.

14 min
Mar 18, 2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 14 of The Walking Dead, “Spend.”   Mike is the host ofSlate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Video team.  

29 min
Mar 18, 2015
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In the latest episode of Slate's TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson rave about the scene in the corner office, a funky instrumental, and Jimmy's ongoing struggle to do the right thing. Later, the hosts try...

27 min
Mar 12, 2015
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Noah Emmerich, who stars as FBI agent Stan Beeman, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss his TV directorial debut. Plus: Fleetwood Mac and the song that didn’t make it into the episode.

26 min
Mar 11, 2015
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Mike Ehrmantraut grabs the spotlight in the latest Better Call Saul

27 min
Mar 10, 2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 13 of The Walking Dead, “Forget.”   Mike is the host ofSlate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer forSlatepodcasts, and Chris is a producer for theSlate Video team.   Slate...

37 min
Mar 5, 2015
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Slate's Willa Paskin, Bryan Lowder, Katy Waldman and Miriam Krule discuss the entire third season of House of Cards. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you've seen the season.

28 min
Mar 5, 2015
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Keri Russell, star of The Americans, joins Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss on-set challenges, the best (and worst) part of wearing so many disguises, and her own contributions to the crafting of a scene.

22 min
Mar 4, 2015
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This week, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap "Alpine Shepherd Boy," the fifth episode of Better Call Saul. They discuss the ongoing development of characters like Mike, Howard, and Kim – and a few memorable oddballs that we may never...

34 min
Mar 3, 2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 12 of The Walking Dead, “Remember.”   Mike is the host of Slate's Lexicon Valley podcast and a senior producer for Slate podcasts, and Chris is a producer for the Slate Video...

24 min
Mar 3, 2015
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Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss the Dowager Countess’ romantic past with Prince Kuragin, how Rose’s quick thinking earned Lord Sinderby’s trust, and what lessons Downton Abbey has learned from reality TV.

28 min
Feb 26, 2015
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Matthew Rhys, star of The Americans, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss KGB sex training, selecting the perfect wig, and the craziness of playing five characters in a single episode.

20 min
Feb 25, 2015
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Slate's TV Club recaps "Hero," the fourth episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff. Hosted by June Thomas and Seth Stevenson.

27 min
Feb 24, 2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 11 of The Walking Dead, "The Distance.” Mike is a senior producer and the host of Slate's Lexicon Valley podcast, and Chris is a Slate video producer.     Slate Plus members can download...

18 min
Feb 24, 2015
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Is Lord Grantham Still A Jerk? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Episode.

24 min
Feb 19, 2015
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Molly Nussbaum, script coordinator for The Americans, talks to executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and to writer Peter Ackerman about cringeworthy story lines, making Stan Beeman angry, and the perfect 80s pop song.

23 min
Feb 17, 2015
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Slate's TV Club recaps, "Nacho," the third episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff. Hosted by June Thomas and Seth Stevenson.

21 min
Feb 17, 2015
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Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Lord Grantham’s tearful farewell to Isis, Lady Edith’s short reign over the publishing house, and whether Atticus and Rose’s new engagement will really last.

26 min
Feb 17, 2015
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Mike Vuolo and Chris Wade recap Episode 10 of The Walking Dead, "Them." Mike is a senior producer and the host of Slate's Lexicon Valley podcast, and Chris is a Slate video producer.   Slate Plus members can download Slate’s Walking Dead...

21 min
Feb 12, 2015
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Molly Nussbaum, script coordinator for The Americans, talks to executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and to writer Stuart Zicherman about a trip to the dentist, the secret to cinematic suspense, and practicing counter-surveillance.

24 min
Feb 10, 2015
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In the latest TV Club podcast, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap the second episode of the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul."  June and Seth discuss the role of the desert in each series, creator Vince Gilligan's love of...

22 min
Feb 10, 2015
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Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Edith’s decision to shrug off the blanket of convention, the “cure” for homosexuality, and Lady Mary’s fetching new haircut.This podcast contains major spoilers, so listen after you watch each episo

22 min
Feb 10, 2015
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Welcome back! With the return of Season 5, listen to a recap of the midseason premiere, "What Happened and What's Going On.” This is Slate's Walking Dead podcast recap and spoiler special, hosted by Mike Vuolo and Chris...

22 min
Feb 9, 2015
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Before You Called Saul, You Called Jimmy

34 min
Feb 5, 2015
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Molly Nussbaum, script coordinator for The Americans, talks to executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and to director Daniel Sackheim about Season 3 Episode 2 of The Americans, "Baggage."

16 min
Feb 3, 2015
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Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss poor Edith’s tragedy, why Lord Merton and Isobel make a fine match, and whether Rose just might end up as Mrs. Atticus Aldridge. This podcast contains major spoilers, so listen after you watch each episod

25 min
Jan 29, 2015
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Molly Nussbaum, script coordinator for FX’s The Americans, talks with executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg about the premiere episode of Season 3, “EST Men.” For more information, visit...

25 min
Jan 27, 2015
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When will Downton Abbey's Miss Bunting mind her manners? We discuss the latest episode.

18 min
Jan 19, 2015
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In this installment of the podcast, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss the best match for Lady Cora, the developing battle over Marigold, and what Thomas’ mysterious phone call could mean for this season.

15 min
Jan 12, 2015
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Slate's culture editor June Thomas and senior writer Seth Stevenson react to Episode 2 of Downton Abbey's fifth season, including the war memorial and the lingering possibility of a Carson-Mrs. Hughes kiss.

18 min
Jan 9, 2015
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Slate's culture editor June Thomas and contributor Seth Stevenson react to Episode 1 of Downton Abbey's fifth season, including vintage burns, whether anyone can truly make Lady Edith happy, and brewing class resentment

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