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Mar 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 ninth episode, “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?,” costume designer Jenny Gering and production designer Diane Lederman join script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss every detail that goes into bringing the 1980s back to life. 

 

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

Mar 25, 2015

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 Plus members can download an ad-free version of Slate’s Walking Dead podcast. To learn more and to try Slate Plus free for two weeks, visit Slate.com/DeadPlus.

 

 

Mar 25, 2015

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 rose to power, what’s the significance of Chuck’s copier code (1868)? 

June and Seth recap Episode 8, “Rico,” which contained major developments in Jimmy’s relationships with Kim, Chuck, and Harold. Later, they discuss Jimmy’s professional behavior with Nicole Hyland, a New York–based ethics attorney who’s producing a Tumblr called The Legal Ethics of Better Call Saul

Plus, June issues a bold prediction about the endgame for the entire series.

Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club’s podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up at slate.com/saulplus.

 

Mar 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 eighth episode, “Divestment,” Alison Wright, who stars as Martha, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss poor Martha’s point of view. 

Plus: Ever wonder who constructs the car crashes, explosions, and fist fights on the show? We have an interview with stunt coordinator Ian Mclaughlin.  

 

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

Mar 18, 2015

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.

 

Mar 18, 2015

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 to leave an answering machine message for Saul and issue a listener challenge (identify anyone in the mugshots seen in this episode's first scene).

Plus, Seth addresses an inconsistency with the train featured in Episode Six, which inspired his rant in last week's episode. 

Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus.

Mar 16, 2015

When to expect the next episodes of Slate’s Walking Dead podcast. 

Mar 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 seventh episode, “Walter Taffet,” Noah Emmerich, who stars as FBI agent Stan Beeman, joins script coordinator Molly Nussbaum and executive producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg to discuss the trials and tribulations of a first time director. Plus: Fleetwood Mac and the song that didn’t make it into the episode. 

 

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

Mar 11, 2015

As Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson predicted last week, Episode Six of Better Call Saul digs into the backstory of Breaking Bad's hardnosed henchman and fan favorite, Mike Ehrmantraut. June and Seth discuss Jonathan Banks' nuanced portrayal of Mike, his moving monologue, and the only word you should say under police interrogation. Plus, Seth goes on a tangent about Amtrak's Southwest Chief. 

Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus.

Mar 10, 2015

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 Plus members can download Slate’s Walking Dead podcast immediately following the broadcast of new episodes on AMC. To learn more and to try Slate Plus free for two weeks, visit: Slate.com/DeadPlus

Mar 5, 2015

Slate's Willa Paskin, J. Bryan Lowder, Katy Waldman, and Miriam Krule discuss the entire third season of House of Cards, including the show's transi​tioning focus from political drama to relationship drama, Frank's sexuality, and whether or not that was the best mid-urination international diplomacy ever seen on TV.

Mar 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 sixth episode, “Born Again,” Keri Russell, who stars as Russian spy Elizabeth Jennings, joins script coordinator 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 personal contributions to the crafting of a scene.  

 

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

Mar 4, 2015

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 see again. Plus, the hosts speculate about the streak-snapping title of this episode. 

Our sponsor this week is ABC, presenting the new drama American Crime from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave." The series premieres this 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. If you want early access, sign up at slate.com/saulplus.  

 

Mar 3, 2015

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 team.

 

Slate Plus members can download Slate’s Walking Dead podcast immediately following the broadcast of new episodes on AMC. To learn more and to try Slate Plus free for two weeks, visit: Slate.com/DeadPlus

 

Mar 3, 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 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. 

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!)

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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