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Feb 26, 2015

Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. 

In this installment about the fifth episode, “Salang Pass,” Matthew Rhys, who stars as Russian spy Phillip Jennings, 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. 

 

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode.

Feb 25, 2015

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

Our sponsor this week is ABC, presenting the new drama American Crime from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave." Catch the series premiere on Thursday, March 5, 10/9 Central on ABC. 

Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. Non-members can try out this early access until Episode Four. If you like it, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus

Feb 24, 2015

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 Slate’s Walking Dead podcast immediately following the broadcast of new episodes on AMC. To learn more, try Slate Plus free for two weeks at Slate.com/DeadPlus

Feb 24, 2015

Each week, Slate culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will join frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. 

In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson discuss Lord Grantham’s feelings towards Marigold, poor Anna’s arrest, and what plotlines should be resolved in the Christmas episode. 

Note: As the name implies, this podcast contains spoilers, and is meant to be listened to after you watch each episode.

Our sponsor this week is HBO, presenting the new documentary series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst." More info here

Spoilers for Episodes 4 to 9 will be made available to Slate Plus members on Sundays at 10 p.m. Eastern, at the conclusion of the PBS broadcast—and to non-members on Tuesdays morning. (Want early access? Join Slate Plus! Start your 2-week free trial at slate.com/spoilerplus)

 

Feb 19, 2015

Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. 

In this installment about the fourth episode, “Dimebag,” script coordinator Molly Nussbaum talks to executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and to writer Peter Ackerman about cringeworthy story lines, making Stan Beeman angry, and selecting the perfect 80s pop song.

 

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode.

Feb 17, 2015

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

Our sponsor this week is Harry's, the shaving company that offers inexpensive razors, sleek handles, and great shave cream and gel delivered right to your door. First-time customers get $5 off when they visit Harrys.com and use the promo code SAUL

Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. Non-members can try out this early access until Episode Four. If you like it, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus

Feb 17, 2015

Each week, Slate’s culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will chat with frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. 

In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and 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. 

This podcast contains major spoilers, so listen after you watch each episode.

Listen to the other episodes here.

Feedback about today’s podcast? Let us know! Plus@Slate.com.

Our sponsors this week are:

HBO’s The Jinx. Four decades. Three murders. And one very rich man who refused to speak, until now. “The Jinx” airs Sundays at 8 on HBO.

And Casper, an online retailer of premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/downton and using the promo code “Downton” 

For info on how to subscribe to the Slate Plus podcast feed, go here.

Feb 17, 2015

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 podcast immediately following the broadcast of new episodes on AMC. Learn more and try Slate Plus free for two weeks at Slate.com/DeadPlus

Feb 12, 2015

Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. 

In this installment about the third episode, “Open House,” script coordinator Molly Nussbaum 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. 

 

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode.

Feb 10, 2015

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 cellphone paranoia, and Bob Odenkirk's nuanced portrayal of Jimmy McGill, the man who later becomes Saul Goodman.

Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about "Better Call Saul," immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you’re not a Slate Plus member, try out this early access for our first three podcasts. If you like it, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus

Feb 10, 2015

As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get access to our Spoiler Special podcasts—including our newly launched series about Season 5 of PBS’s Downton Abbey! This Spoiler podcast will be available for Slate Plus members the moment each Downton episode ends, at 10 p.m. Eastern on Sunday nights. 

Each week, Slate’s culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will chat with frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. 

In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and 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 episode.

Listen to the other episodes here.

Feedback about today’s podcast? Let us know! Plus@Slate.com.

Our sponsors this week are: 

Audible, a leading provider of spoken audio information and entertainment. Get a free audiobook of your choice at audiblepodcast.com/downton

HBO’s The Jinx. Four decades. Three murders. And one very rich man who refused to speak, until now. “The Jinx” airs Sundays at 8 on HBO, starting this Sunday (Feb. 8).

For info on how to subscribe to the Slate Plus podcast feed, go here.

Feb 10, 2015

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 Wade.

Mike is the host of Lexicon Valley and a senior producer for Slate podcasts. Chris is a producer for the Slate Video team. Be forewarned: We’ll do our best to make this a weekly recap, but we might miss a week or two.

For the second half of Season 5, Slate Plus members will have early access to the podcast. Approximately twenty-four hours after the podcast has been published for members, we'll allow non-members to access the latest episode. 

Slate Plus members can also leave questions and comments for Mike and Chris on the podcast show page.

Complete Slate's podcast listener survey! Tell us about yourself and your favorite podcasts so Slate can serve you better. We'd appreciate two minutes of your time. Go to slate.com/survey

Feb 9, 2015

Slate's TV Club recaps the pilot episode of the much-anticipated spinoff of "Breaking Bad," with hosts June Thomas and Seth Stevenson. 

Slate Plus members get early access to our TV Club podcasts about "Better Call Saul," immediately following the broadcast on A-M-C. If you’re not a member, try out this early access for our first three podcasts. If you like it, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus

 

Feb 5, 2015

Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's third season. 

In this installment about the second episode, “Baggage,” script coordinator Molly Nussbaum talks to executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and to director Daniel Sackheim about Season 3 Episode 2.

 

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode.

Feb 3, 2015

Each week, Slate’s culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will chat with frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey. 

In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson discuss the tragedy among poor Edith’s shoulders, why Lord Merton and Isobel make a fine match, and whether Rose just might end up as Mrs. Atticus Aldridge. 

Spoilers for Episodes 4 to 9 will be made available to Slate Plus members on Sundays at 10 p.m. Eastern, at the conclusion of the PBS broadcast—and to non-members on Tuesdays morning. (Want early access? Join Slate Plus!)

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Note: As the name implies, this podcast contains spoilers, and is meant to be listened to after you watch each episode.

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