Slate is now posting its Spoiler Special podcasts on Brow Beat. You can listen to past Spoiler Specials here.
For the latest podcast, Dana Stevens and Daniel Engber went on a trippy, CGI-saturated journey across the Pacific with Ang Lee’s new film Life of Pi, a 3-D adaptation of Yann Martel’s 2001 novel about a boy stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.
Be warned, in case it isn’t painfully obvious from the name of the podcast: Spoilers ahoy!
Spoiler Special: Cloud Atlas
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.