Slow Burn

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 May 29, 2022

excellent journalism
 Jan 7, 2022
truly amazing storytelling and journalism.

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hey don't push a whole show To your feed. I don't need two episodes of One Year auto downloaded to my phone every week, wtf

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In 1978, state Sen. John Briggs put a bold proposition on the California ballot. If it passed, the Briggs Initiative would ban gays and lesbians from working in public schools—and fuel a growing backlash against LGBTQ+ people in all corners of American life. In the ninth season of Slate’s Slow Burn, host Christina Cauterucci explores one of the most consequential civil rights battles in American history: the first-ever statewide vote on gay rights. With that fight looming, young gay activists formed a sprawling, infighting, joyous opposition; confronted the smear that they were indoctrinating kids; and came out en masse to show Briggs—and their own communities—who they really were. And when an unthinkable act of violence shocked them all, they showed the world what gay power looked like. Want more Slow Burn? Join Slate Plus to immediately access all past seasons and episodes of Slow Burn (and your other favorite Slate podcasts) completely ad-free. Plus, you’ll unlock subscriber-exclusive bonus episodes that bring you behind-the-scenes on the making of the show. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts by clicking “Subscribe” at the top of our show page. Or, visit slate.com/slowburnplus to get access wherever you listen. Season 8: Becoming Justice Thomas Where Clarence Thomas came from, how he rose to power, and how he’s brought the rest of us along with him, whether we like it or not. Winner of the Podcast of the Year at the 2024 Ambies Awards. Season 7: Roe v. Wade The women who fought for legal abortion, the activists who pushed back, and the justices who thought they could solve the issue for good. Winner of Apple Podcasts Show of the Year in 2022. Season 6: The L.A. Riots How decades of police brutality, a broken justice system, and a video tape set off six days of unrest in Los Angeles. Season 5: The Road to the Iraq War Eighteen months after 9/11, the United States invaded a country that had nothing to do with the attacks. Who’s to blame? And was there any way to stop it? Season 4: David Duke America’s most famous white supremacist came within a runoff of controlling Louisiana. How did David Duke rise to power? And what did it take to stop him? Season 3: Biggie and Tupac How is it that two of the most famous performers in the world were murdered within a year of each other—and their killings were never solved? Season 2: The Clinton Impeachment A reexamination of the scandals that nearly destroyed the 42nd president and forever changed the life of a former White House intern. Season 1: Watergate What did it feel like to live through the scandal that brought down President Nixon?

Episode Date
Gays Against Briggs | 1. A Hotbed of Homosexuality
May 22, 2024
Season 9 Trailer: Gays Against Briggs
May 09, 2024
Decoder Ring: How the Jalapeño Lost Its Heat
May 08, 2024
Decoder Ring: Making Real Music for a Fake Band
Apr 24, 2024
Decoder Ring: Can the “Bookazine” Save Magazines?
Apr 10, 2024
Decoder Ring: Andrew Wyeth's Secret Nudes (Encore)
Mar 27, 2024
Decoder Ring: Why Stylists Rule the Red Carpet
Mar 13, 2024
Decoder Ring: The Gen X Soda That Was Just "OK"
Feb 28, 2024
Announcing Slow Burn Season 9
Feb 22, 2024
Decoder Ring: Why Do So Many Coffee Shops Look the Same?
Feb 14, 2024
One Year: 1990 | 5. The Angry Death of Kimberly Bergalis
Dec 21, 2023
One Year: 1990 | 4. Art on Trial
Dec 14, 2023
One Year: 1990 | 3. Bush vs. Broccoli
Dec 07, 2023
One Year: 1990 | 2. Mandrake the Magician
Nov 30, 2023
One Year: 1990 | 1. Pizzastroika
Nov 22, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Forgotten Video Game About Slavery
Nov 15, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Dating Manual Unlike Any Other
Nov 08, 2023
Decoder Ring: Mailbag - The Recorder, Limos, and “Baby on Board” Signs
Nov 01, 2023
Decoder Ring: When Art Pranksters Invaded Melrose Place
Oct 25, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Fast Decline of the Slow Dance
Oct 18, 2023
One Year: 1955 | 6. The Hiroshima Maidens
Oct 06, 2023
One Year: 1955 | 5. The Cutter Incident
Sep 28, 2023
One Year: 1955 | 4. Siberia, USA
Sep 21, 2023
One Year: 1955 | 3. The Weather Girls
Sep 14, 2023
One Year: 1955 | 2. The Crockett Craze
Sep 07, 2023
One Year: 1955 | 1. The Team Nobody Would Play
Aug 31, 2023
Decoder Ring: Think Catchphrases Are Dead? Eat My Shorts.
Aug 16, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Quest for a Homemade Hovercraft
Aug 09, 2023
Decoder Ring: A Brief History of Making Out
Aug 02, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Great Parmesan Cheese Debate
Jul 26, 2023
Decoder Ring: What's Really Going On Inside a Mosh Pit?
Jul 19, 2023
S8 Live Announcement & Bonus Conversation
Jul 15, 2023
Becoming Justice Thomas | 4. A National Disgrace
Jun 21, 2023
Becoming Justice Thomas | 3. I’m Their Guy
Jun 14, 2023
Becoming Justice Thomas | 2. Smiling Faces
Jun 07, 2023
Becoming Justice Thomas | 1. America’s Blackest Child
May 31, 2023
Season 8 Trailer: Becoming Justice Thomas
May 17, 2023
Decoder Ring: Who Owns the Tooth Fairy?
May 10, 2023
Decoder Ring: Why You Can’t Find a Damn Parking Spot
May 03, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Artist Who Was Both Loved and Disdained
Apr 26, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Curious Case of Columbo's Message to Romania Part 2
Apr 19, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Curious Case of Columbo's Message to Romania Part 1
Apr 12, 2023
Announcing Slow Burn Season 8
Feb 24, 2023
Decoder Ring: The Mailbag Episode
Jan 03, 2023
Decoder Ring: ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Got It Wrong
Dec 30, 2022
Decoder Ring: Cellino & Barnes, Injury Attorneys, 800-888-8888
Dec 27, 2022
Decoder Ring: How Preppy Became Streetwear
Dec 23, 2022
Decoder Ring: The New Age Hit Machine
Dec 20, 2022
Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade special announcement
Nov 29, 2022
Roe v. Wade | Creating a Winning Show
Nov 29, 2022
One Year: 1942 | 6. The Black-Japanese Axis
Nov 23, 2022
Decoder Ring: The Butt and the Bustle
Nov 22, 2022
One Year: 1942 | 5. When Internment Came to Alaska
Nov 17, 2022
Decoder Ring: The Truth About #TheDress
Nov 15, 2022
One Year: 1942 | 4. The Info Wars of World War II
Nov 10, 2022
One Year: 1942 | 3. The Day the Music Stopped
Nov 03, 2022
One Year: 1942 | 2. The Year Everyone Got Married
Oct 27, 2022
One Year: 1942 | 1. The Most Hated Man in America
Oct 20, 2022
Decoder Ring: McGruff Takes a Bite Out of Crime Pt. 2
Oct 12, 2022
Decoder Ring: McGruff Takes a Bite Out of Crime Pt. 1
Oct 04, 2022
One Year: 1986 | 7. The Man From Fifth Avenue
Sep 29, 2022
One Year: 1986 | 6. The Miracle of Cokeville
Sep 22, 2022
One Year: 1986 | 5. Herschel vs. the Blubber Busters
Sep 15, 2022
One Year: 1986 | 4. A Boycott in Mississippi
Sep 08, 2022
One Year: 1986 | 3. The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults
Sep 01, 2022
One Year: 1986 | 2. The Ultimate Field Trip
Aug 25, 2022
Slow Burn presents... One Year: 1986 | 1. No Crime Day
Aug 18, 2022
Decoder Ring: The “Sex” Scandal That Made Mae West
Aug 16, 2022
Decoder Ring: The First Alien Abductees
Aug 09, 2022
Decoder Ring: The Most Famous Poet No One Remembers
Aug 02, 2022
Slow Burn presents: Decoder Ring - The Mall is Dead (Long Live the Mall)
Jul 26, 2022
Roe v. Wade | 4. Roe Against Wade
Jun 22, 2022
Roe v. Wade | 3. Women vs. Connecticut
Jun 15, 2022
Roe v. Wade | 2. Life or Death
Jun 08, 2022
Roe v. Wade | 1. Get Married or Go Home
Jun 01, 2022
The L.A. Riots | 8. Damages
Dec 29, 2021
The L.A. Riots | 7. Into Ashes
Dec 22, 2021
The L.A. Riots | 6. No Peace
Dec 15, 2021
The L.A. Riots | 5. The System
Dec 08, 2021
SB6 Extra: Leading Up to the Riots
Dec 01, 2021
The L.A. Riots | 4. Glen
Nov 24, 2021
The L.A. Riots | 3. The Chief
Nov 17, 2021
The L.A. Riots | 2. No Justice
Nov 10, 2021
The L.A. Riots | 1. The Tape
Nov 03, 2021
Season 6 Trailer: The L.A. Riots
Oct 26, 2021
One Year: Jesus on a Tortilla
Aug 20, 2021
One Year: Roots: The Saga of Alex Haley
Aug 12, 2021
One Year: Mr. Marijuana and the Drug Czar
Aug 10, 2021
One Year: Elvis, the Pledge, and Extraterrestrials
Aug 05, 2021
One Year: The Miracle Cure
Aug 02, 2021
One Year: Mary Shane's Rookie Season
Jul 29, 2021
Decoder Ring: The Sign Painter
Jul 22, 2021
One Year: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights
Jul 09, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 8. Shock and Awe
Jun 16, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 7. Judy
Jun 09, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 6. Big, if True
Jun 02, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 5. Four Dicks (and Vice President Cheney)
May 26, 2021
Extra: More on the Road to Iraq
May 19, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 4. Fighting Words
May 12, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 3. Mushroom Clouds
May 05, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 2. Terror
Apr 28, 2021
The Road to the Iraq War | 1. The Exile
Apr 21, 2021
Season 5 Trailer: The Road to the Iraq War
Apr 15, 2021
Introducing: I Spy
Jan 29, 2021
Extra: What We Can Learn From 1991
Oct 29, 2020
David Duke | 6. A Concerned Citizen
Jul 22, 2020
David Duke | 5. The Road to Hell
Jul 15, 2020
David Duke | 4. A Silent Army
Jul 08, 2020
Cold Call
Jul 01, 2020
David Duke | 3. The Nazi and the Republicans
Jun 24, 2020
David Duke | 2. Robe and Ritual
Jun 17, 2020
David Duke | 1. White Knight
Jun 10, 2020
Season 4 Trailer: David Duke
Jun 08, 2020
Live: Party & Bullshit
Mar 18, 2020
Announcement: Slow Burn's Watergate Season on TV
Feb 14, 2020
Introducing: Broken Record
Dec 27, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | Epilogue: Got a Story to Tell
Dec 20, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 8. Dead Wrong
Dec 18, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 7. To Live and Die in LA
Dec 11, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 6. Til Somebody Kills You
Dec 04, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 5+. "East vs. West"
Nov 30, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 5. Wrath of a Menace
Nov 27, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 4. Against Those Thugs
Nov 20, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | What's Beef?
Nov 13, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 2. Cops on My Tail
Nov 06, 2019
Biggie and Tupac | 1. Against the World
Oct 30, 2019
Season 3 Trailer: Biggie and Tupac
Oct 24, 2019
Introducing The Queen
Jun 04, 2019
Slow Burn Live: The Kingdom and the Power
Dec 05, 2018
Slow Burn Live: Keyholes
Nov 28, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 8. Move On
Oct 10, 2018
Secret Tracks
Oct 03, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 7. Bedfellows
Sep 26, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 6. God Mode
Sep 19, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 5. Tell-All
Sep 12, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 4. Alone, Together
Aug 29, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 3. Cred
Aug 22, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 2. There There
Aug 15, 2018
The Clinton Impeachment | 1. Deal or No Deal
Aug 08, 2018
Season 2 Trailer: The Clinton Impeachment
Jul 23, 2018
Live in New York
May 22, 2018
Watergate | 8. Going South
Jan 30, 2018
Extra, Extra
Jan 23, 2018
Watergate | 7. Saturday Night
Jan 16, 2018
Watergate | 6. Rabbit Holes
Jan 09, 2018
Watergate | 5. True Believers
Jan 02, 2018
Watergate | 4. Lie Detectors
Dec 19, 2017
Watergate | 3. A Very Successful Cover-Up
Dec 12, 2017
Watergate | 2. The Defeat of Wright Patman
Dec 05, 2017
Watergate | 1. Martha
Nov 28, 2017
Season 1 Trailer: Watergate
Nov 17, 2017