On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, TV critic Willa Paskin talks with culture critic June Thomas, senior editor David Haglund, and assistant editor L.V. Anderson about Season 2 of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Is the show as good its second time out? Have the stakes been raised for Piper Chapman and the rest of the Litchfield crew? What became of Red's culinary exile, Daya's secret pregnancy, and Piper's rumble in the snow with Pennsatucky?
Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.
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The Right to Run
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Can it be again?
Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.