Slow Burn

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Leon Neyfakh excavates the strange subplots and forgotten characters of recent political history—and finds surprising parallels to the present. Season 1 of Slow Burn captured what it felt like to live through Watergate; Season 2 does the same with the saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

Episode Date
S2 Ep. 2: There There
2574
In 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton moved into the White House on a swell of optimism. In less than a year, the new administration was mired in a sea of scandals: Travelgate, Filegate, Nannygate, and, most consequentially, Whitewater. What went wrong?<br><br>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2018
S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal
2245
For 11 hours, Monica Lewinsky faced off against federal prosecutors who wanted her to help them take down the president and threatened her with decades in jail. <br><br>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn <br><br>Audible is the world's largest audiobook publisher. For a 30-day trial and a free audiobook, go to <a href="http://audible.com/slowburn">audible.com/slowburn</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
Season 2 Trailer
181
The saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment is rich with forgotten characters, surprising subplots, and opportunities to reflect on just how much America has changed over the past 20 years. Whether you’re well-versed in the tale of Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, or you’re fuzzy on the details, this season of Slow Burn will take you further into the story than you’ve ever been.<br><br>From its origins in the Whitewater real estate controversy, the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit, and the suicide of Vince Foster, Clinton’s near-removal from office was the culmination of a process that remains poorly understood—and continues to reverberate through our political system today.<br><br>While Season I of Slow Burn captured what it was like to live through Watergate, Season II offers a fresh reexamination of the choices, circumstances, and manipulations that nearly destroyed the 42nd president and forever changed the life of a former White House intern.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 23, 2018
The RFK Tapes
2126
Slow Burn presents The RFK Tapes, a podcast series from the creators of Crimetown that takes a new look at the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. In this episode, how the man who encouraged RFK to run for president began to doubt the official story of the senator's murder. <br><br>Click <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/the-rfk-tapes/id1391405921?l=en&amp;mt=2">here</a> to subscribe to the RFK Tapes, and click <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-life-lab-art-science-living-full-healthy-life/id1386944144?mt=2">here</a> to subscribe to Better Life Lab, which is mentioned during the break.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2018
Live in New York
3240
A special edition of Slow Burn features Leon Neyfakh live on stage in New York City. On April 19th, Leon was joined by Bob Woodward, Virginia Heffernan, Gail Sheehy, Mary DeOreo and Marc Lackritz to discuss Trump, Watergate and Nixon’s legacy. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2018
Upon Further Review | What If Nixon Had Been Good At Football?
1649
<em>Slow Burn presents a preview of Upon Further Review, an five-episode miniseries about the greatest what ifs in sports history.&nbsp; <br><br></em>Football really mattered to Richard Nixon. Only one problem — he sucked at it. That frustration fueled a persecution complex that would eventually bring down his presidency. How would history be different had Nixon been more than just a tackle dummy on his college football team? Upon Further Review and Slow Burn's Leon Neyfakh explores that question, and other great what ifs from sports history.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2018
S1 Ep. 8: Going South
2623
<br>What had to happen for the Watergate scandals to end Richard Nixon’s career? And was his downfall inevitable? In the final episode of Slow Burn’s first season, Leon Neyfakh assesses the president’s desperate final campaign to save himself—and the people and institutions that finally brought him down.<br><br>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2018
Extra, Extra
1415
<strong>Slate Plus</strong> members get a bonus episode of <strong>Slow Burn</strong> every week. This week, we're releasing some samples of those episodes—interviews with people with a unique perspective on Watergate. <br><br>Next week: The end. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2018
S1 Ep. 7: Saturday Night
2367
What did Richard Nixon do when he felt the walls closing in? How did the country respond? And what did it feel like when people finally got to hear those tapes? <br><br><strong>Slate Plus</strong> members get a bonus episode of <strong>Slow Burn</strong> every week. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
S1 Ep. 6: Rabbit Holes
2066
Why were so many Americans ready to believe conspiracy theories after Watergate? How did those beliefs help trigger Nixon‘s downfall? And given what we know about Watergate—what separates a conspiracy theory from just a theory? <br><strong>Slate Plus</strong> members get a bonus episode of <strong>Slow Burn</strong> every week. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2018
S1 Ep. 5: True Believers
2164
At a bar in Queens, and in the Senate offices, Nixon's supporters stood with him long after it was clear his hands were dirty. How did they rationalize their position? And what, finally, made them waver? <br><br><strong>Slate Plus</strong> members get a bonus episode of <strong>Slow Burn</strong> every week. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 02, 2018
S1 Ep. 4: Lie Detectors
2012
How a folksy segregationist senator, a team of young investigators, and a few whistleblowers staged the hearings that made Watergate must-see TV.<br><br>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2017
S1 Ep. 3: A Very Successful Cover-Up
1829
Woodward and Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, and a host of other journalists tried to make people care about Watergate in the run-up to the 1972 election. They totally failed. <br><br><strong>Slate Plus</strong> members get a bonus episode of <strong>Slow Burn</strong> every week. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2017
S1 Ep. 2: The Defeat of Wright Patman
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In 1973, the Senate Watergate hearings gripped the nation. But the first congressional hearings on the scandal took place a year earlier—and featured an angry Texan shouting at four empty chairs.<br><br><strong>Slate Plus</strong> members get a bonus episode of <strong>Slow Burn</strong> every week. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2017
S1 Ep. 1: Martha
1513
People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life.<br><br><strong>Slate Plus</strong> members get a bonus episode of <strong>Slow Burn</strong> every week. Find out more at <a href="http://slate.com/slowburn">slate.com/slowburn</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
Coming Nov. 28
162
It took two years for the Watergate scandal to unfold—for a break-in at the Democratic Party's headquarters to go from a weird little caper to a constitutional crisis that brought down a president. What was it like to experience those two years in real time?<br><br>Hosted by Leon Neyfakh. An eight-episode podcast series made possible by Slate Plus members. Coming Nov. 28.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2017