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Slow Burn

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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 B.I.G.

Latest Episodes

Trailer | Coming Nov. 28

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? Hosted by Leon Neyfakh. An eight-episode podcast series made possible by Slate Plus members. Coming Nov. 28. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 MIN2017 NOV 17
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Trailer | Coming Nov. 28

S1 Ep. 1: Martha

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. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2017 NOV 28
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S1 Ep. 1: Martha

S1 Ep. 2: The Defeat of Wright Patman

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 Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN2017 DEC 5
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S1 Ep. 2: The Defeat of Wright Patman

S1 Ep. 3: A Very Successful Cover-Up

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. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN2017 DEC 12
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S1 Ep. 3: A Very Successful Cover-Up

S1 Ep. 4: Lie Detectors

How a folksy segregationist senator, a team of young investigators, and a few whistleblowers staged the hearings that made Watergate must-see TV. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33 MIN2017 DEC 19
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S1 Ep. 4: Lie Detectors

S1 Ep. 5: True Believers

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? Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 MIN2018 JAN 2
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S1 Ep. 5: True Believers

S1 Ep. 6: Rabbit Holes

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? Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MIN2018 JAN 9
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S1 Ep. 6: Rabbit Holes

S1 Ep. 7: Saturday Night

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? Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 MIN2018 JAN 16
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S1 Ep. 7: Saturday Night

Extra, Extra

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 end. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 MIN2018 JAN 23
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Extra, Extra

S1 Ep. 8: Going South

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MIN2018 JAN 30
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S1 Ep. 8: Going South

Latest Episodes

Trailer | Coming Nov. 28

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? Hosted by Leon Neyfakh. An eight-episode podcast series made possible by Slate Plus members. Coming Nov. 28. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 MIN2017 NOV 17
Comments
Trailer | Coming Nov. 28

S1 Ep. 1: Martha

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. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
S1 Ep. 1: Martha

S1 Ep. 2: The Defeat of Wright Patman

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 Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN2017 DEC 5
Comments
S1 Ep. 2: The Defeat of Wright Patman

S1 Ep. 3: A Very Successful Cover-Up

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. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 MIN2017 DEC 12
Comments
S1 Ep. 3: A Very Successful Cover-Up

S1 Ep. 4: Lie Detectors

How a folksy segregationist senator, a team of young investigators, and a few whistleblowers staged the hearings that made Watergate must-see TV. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33 MIN2017 DEC 19
Comments
S1 Ep. 4: Lie Detectors

S1 Ep. 5: True Believers

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? Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 MIN2018 JAN 2
Comments
S1 Ep. 5: True Believers

S1 Ep. 6: Rabbit Holes

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? Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 MIN2018 JAN 9
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S1 Ep. 6: Rabbit Holes

S1 Ep. 7: Saturday Night

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? Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 MIN2018 JAN 16
Comments
S1 Ep. 7: Saturday Night

Extra, Extra

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 end. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 MIN2018 JAN 23
Comments
Extra, Extra

S1 Ep. 8: Going South

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 MIN2018 JAN 30
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S1 Ep. 8: Going South
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