Matthew Dessem is a culture critic. Currently, he is nights and weekends editor for Slate Magazine's Brow Beat section. Dessem's first book, "The Gag Man: Clyde Bruckman and the Birth of Film Comedy," was published in 2015.
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Sam Adams and Matthew Dessem spoil Doctor Sleep. Dan Torrance is now an adult. But he’s still majorly affected by what happened in Overlook Hotel. He unites with a girl who has a strong shining, which makes them both a target of a cult looking to feed on their steam. Can Dan and Abra fend off Rose The Hat? And will another round with the ghosts at the Overlook Hotel make Dan a dull boy? You can read Sam Adams’ review here.Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.Email us at production by Rosemary Belson. HostsSam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.Matthew Dessem is Brow Beat’s nights and weekends editor and the author of a biography of screenwriter and director Clyde Bruckman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slatecritics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, Dana Stevens, Inkoo Kang and Mathew Dessem spoil Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Will this really be Tarantino’s second to last movie? Is Cliff Booth a total Kato Kaelin? And what’s that ending all about? Listen to discuss! You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.Email: spoilers@slate.comPodcast production by Jessamine Molli.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week on Spoiler Specials, Sam Adams, Forrest Wickman, and Matthew Dessem discuss the action movie John Wick III. Does the laughable extremism of the violence in the movie, excuse the actual violence in the movie? Are stunt dogs really that talented or was that CGI? What was that ending and does it even matter?Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Slate TV critic Willa Paskin, Brow Beat nights and weekends editor Matthew Dessem, and managing producer of Slate podcasts June Thomas discuss the fourth and final season of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. Warning: This podcast contains spoilers. Lots of spoilers.Email: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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