Slow Burn

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In its first two seasons, Slow Burn looked back at two of the biggest stories of the late 20th century—the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Season three of the show tackles another: the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious ...Show More
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26:13 | Nov 28th, 2017

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...Show More

mm recommended:

Very well produced podcast. If only people took Martha Mitchell seriously then Watergate would have been resolved much faster. But nope, new...Show More

37:25 | Aug 8th, 2018

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. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode ...Show More

gasstationb recommended:

So excited for season two! I wish Monica Lewinsky had taken part, from the interviews that mention her, she comes across completely differen...Show More

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29:41 | Dec 5th, 2017

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.Slate...Show More

31:58 | Oct 30th, 2019

On the first episode of Slow Burn’s third season: How a violent robbery severed Tupac’s friendship with Biggie Smalls and sparked a bicoastal beef that consumed the world of hip-hop. In November 1994,...Show More

mijustin recommended:

Getting the real story behind Tupac’s death. Fascinating. Incredible how many things I didn’t know about.

23:35 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. This week, we're releasing some samples of those episodes—interviews with people with a unique perspective on Watergate. Next week: The ...Show More

baconnobacon recommended:

Interesting interviews with people behind the scenes

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