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The Best Multi-Part Documentaries, with documentaries on Obama, Federer vs Nadal, the making of Star Wars, Netflix vs Blockbuster and more. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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The Best Multi-Part Documentaries, with documentaries on Obama, Federer vs Nadal, the making of Star Wars, Netflix vs Blockbuster and more. Add episodes you're interested into your queue below!

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A series on the impeachment of Bill Clinton

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This award winning 8 part series on the Clinton Impeachment covers two hot topics: #metoo and impeachment. It's fascinating to see the twists and turns of the saga and how some Republicans preach about 'marital values' and those same republicans today have no problem supporting Trump who has clearly had extramarital affairs and said wonderful things like 'grab them by the pussy'. For better or worse in the current climate having an understanding of impeachment and how the public responded in the most recent case is a good idea. It also just happens that this is a very 'engaging' listen. If you want more, Slow Burn also did season one on Watergate.

S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal

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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.

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Aug 08 2018

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ISIS has lost its territory, what happens to all the people from around the world who ran off to join it?

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Their governments don't want them. But their families do. We follow them as they try to get their loved ones out. If you killed someone as part of WWII does that make you a murderer? Or were you doing it for your country? If you killed someone as part of ISIS does that make you a terrorist? Or does 'doing it at the behest of others' excuse your actions?

How It Ends: The Brother

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What would you do if your brother wound up far away, having made a terrible mistake? What would you do if it involved ISIS? How far would you go? On today's show, we find out.

Apr 06 2019

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From the NYTimes, a series on Slavery in America

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It's been 400 years since black slaves were first bought to America. This series dives into the history of slavery from how black people fought to make America a democracy but did not have many fundamental rights to how slavery turned a poor, fledgling nation into a financial powerhouse to much more. To understand how affirmative action might help this podcast is instructive.

Episode 1: The Fight for a True Democracy

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America was founded on the ideal of democracy. Black people fought to make it one.

“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.

This episode includes scenes of graphic violence.

Aug 23 2019

43mins

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A year inside a typical American courthouse.

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While this is 'Serial' it is not true crime. It is showing how the insides of a courthouse works and much of the US justice system. It is fascinating... and disturbing. The justice system is a crucial part of a well functioning democracy, knowing something about it is very useful. This 9 part series is enlightening

S03 Episode 01: A Bar Fight Walks into the Justice Center

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A young woman at a bar is slapped on the butt. So why’s she the one in jail?

Sep 20 2018

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Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember?

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A 7 part series on the brazen political bribery committed by US Vice President Spiro Agnew in the 70s. When Agnew's secrets were about to be revealed he did something that had not been done before, he attacked his own justice department. This story is gripping and foreshadows some of the behaviour in the Trump Administration.

Episode 1: An Unsettling Secret

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He was brash. Politically incorrect. An “outsider” political candidate who rose to the White House, out of nowhere, with a reputation as a “counter-puncher.” But Vice President Spiro Agnew was also something else… an active criminal whose secrets were about to be exposed. What happens when a “counter-puncher” in the White House suddenly sees his political future directly threatened by investigators inside his own Justice Department?

Oct 29 2018

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A 10 part series from the NYTimes on ISIS

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In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. You will get to understand what it is like to be a reporter in Syria covering ISIS as well as speak to ISIS fighters. Having some understanding of this world is much better than no understanding as it affects everyone.

Chapter One: The Reporter

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Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

Apr 19 2018

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A 6 part series on the Russian Revolution.

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By 1902, the Romanov dynasty has been ruling Russia with an iron fist for centuries, and the Russian Revolution is still more than a decade off. In the countryside, millions of peasants live and work in squalor. Life in the cities is little better. And the two men who together will engineer the country’s radical transformation into a Marxist state still live a continent apart.

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By 1902, the Romanov dynasty has been ruling Russia with an iron fist for centuries, and the Russian Revolution is still more than a decade off. In the countryside, millions of peasants live and work in squalor. Life in the cities is little better. And the two men who together will engineer the country’s radical transformation into a Marxist state still live a continent apart.

Leon Trotsky is a young political dissident recently exiled to Siberia when someone hands him a newly published pamphlet. It’s by a 32-year-old Russian revolutionary living in Switzerland, and it’s called “What Is to Be Done?” The pamphlet calls for the creation of a Russian Marxist political party to lead the country’s workers in a violent socialist revolution. The author is Vladimir Lenin.

Trotsky doesn’t yet know Lenin, but he’ll abandon his family and cross a continent to find him. In this first episode of our six-part series on Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky, we’ll learn how the roles they fill — Lenin as political operator and strategic mastermind, Trotsky as his loyal, maverick lieutenant — set the stage for the drama and betrayals that will eventually rip these comrades apart.


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Jun 06 2019

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What if we told you that with zero experience and only a few hundred dollars down, this podcast could change your life?

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Well, we’d be lying. In this 11 part series named 'The Dream', Jane Marie dives into the world of pyramid schemes, multi-level marketing, and all the other businesses that require their members to recruit their nearest and dearest in hopes of a commission. Join us as we trace the path of get-rich schemes from Jane’s roots in rural Michigan all the way to the White House.

S1 E1: Wanna Swim in Cash?

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There’s nothing as intoxicating as piles of money, unless the Feds are watching you count it.
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Sep 24 2018

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A 9 part series on how Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymastics doctor, got away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades.

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We all think we’d be able to spot a predator like Larry Nassar, the disgraced Olympic gymnastics doctor who sexually abused patients for decades. Of course you would believe a girl or a young woman who came to you looking for help. Right? Believed is a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It’s an inside look at how a team of women — a detective, a prosecutor, and an army of survivors — won justice in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It’s also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

The Good Guy

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How did former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abuse hundreds of girls and women for decades? To understand how he got away with it, we have to begin with the doctor in his prime, when everyone thought of him as Larry, the good guy.

Oct 22 2018

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Jeffrey Epstein was a billionaire and convicted sex offender.

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This 7 part series goes behind the scenes on how Epstein went from a teacher to a billionaire to his death in 2019. The series chronicles how Epstein was apparently able to elude justice for financial and sexual crimes from his first days as a young man on Wall Street, until the very end. This was over decades. It goes through his enablers and how wealth can lead to a different set of rules. While this story is not necessarily heartwarming it is really interesting to understand this part of society.

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It starts with a schoolyard fight that leads the Palm Beach police to a horrific discovery about Jeffrey Epstein. The evidence is clear. But it will take a newspaper investigation a decade later for the real story to be revealed.

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Oct 01 2019

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