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Spoiler Alert! It's a Discussion About Spoilers

Apr 14, 2016

Do you like spoilers? Hate them? Whether it involves sports, television, books or movies, has a spoiler ruined something for you? Enhanced it? Do you practice spoiler etiquette?

On this show we talk spoilers. From the word itself to its first use in 1971 by National Lampoon. We also discuss how to avoid spoilers. And who is actually spoiling what for whom: the people talking about the show or the people who haven't watched it yet and are truncating the discussion.

Have you ever spoiled something for someone else by accident? On purpose? We talk about some of that too. 


  • Dan Kois -Senior editor at Slate magazine and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. He was also an editor at At Length, an online magazine of writing, music, and art.
  • Ben Zimmer - Executive editor of Vocabulary.com, language columnist for The Wall Street Journal
  • Linda Holmes She writes and edits NPR's entertainment and pop-culture blog, Monkey See and host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour
  • Nicholas Christenfeld - professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.