Slate’s Downton Abbey podcast recap and Spoiler Special, Episode 9.

A Spoiler-Filled Podcast on Downton Abbey Episode 9

A Spoiler-Filled Podcast on Downton Abbey Episode 9

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March 1 2015 10:00 PM
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The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 9

The “let us chum one another” edition.

Downton Ep 9.
Robert James-Collier as Thomas Barrow and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham.

Photo by Nick Briggs/Carnival Film

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. EST on Sunday.

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 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.

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

Listen to the other episodes here.

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