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Slow Burn

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Rank #13 in History category

Society & Culture
History
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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.

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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.

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Slow Burn

By Frankg962 - Sep 14 2019
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Best explanation of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair I have ever heard.

Love it

By JRL19606 - Jul 14 2019
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I absolutely love the show but the ASMR style Michelob ads are disturbing.

iTunes Ratings

18040 Ratings
Average Ratings
15428
1240
585
359
428

Slow Burn

By Frankg962 - Sep 14 2019
Read more
Best explanation of the Clinton/Lewinsky affair I have ever heard.

Love it

By JRL19606 - Jul 14 2019
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I absolutely love the show but the ASMR style Michelob ads are disturbing.
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Slow Burn

Updated about 13 hours ago

Rank #13 in History category

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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.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: S1 Ep. 1: Martha

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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.

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Nov 28 2017
26 mins
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Rank #2: 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.

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Dec 05 2017
29 mins
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Rank #3: 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
37 mins
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Rank #4: S1 Ep. 3: A Very Successful Cover-Up

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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.

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Dec 12 2017
31 mins
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Rank #5: S2 Ep. 2: There There

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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?

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Aug 15 2018
42 mins
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Rank #6: S1 Ep. 4: Lie Detectors

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How a folksy segregationist senator, a team of young investigators, and a few whistleblowers staged the hearings that made Watergate must-see TV.

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Dec 19 2017
33 mins
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Rank #7: S2 Ep. 3: Cred

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When Bill Clinton went to Washington, rumors and accusations from his Arkansas past went with him. But even his most dedicated political enemies couldn't predict where their efforts would lead.

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Aug 22 2018
41 mins
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Rank #8: S1 Ep. 5: True Believers

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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?

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Jan 02 2018
36 mins
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Rank #9: S1 Ep. 8: Going South

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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.

Slate Plus members get a bonus episode every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.

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Jan 30 2018
43 mins
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Rank #10: S2 Ep. 5: Tell-All

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Aside from Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, the most pivotal player in the Clinton impeachment saga may have been Linda Tripp—an ordinary person who made extraordinary choices that precipitated the entire crisis. In perhaps the deepest and most intimate interview she’s ever given, Tripp talks to Leon Neyfakh about what she did, and why. 
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Sep 12 2018
47 mins
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