Slow Burn

Serials Slow Burn

: Slow Burn Website

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: 15 episodes

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.

S2 Ep. 8: Move On

S2 Ep. 8: Move On

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: Oct 10th, 2018

Juanita Broaddrick told Ken Starr’s team of prosecutors that Bill Clinton had raped her in 1978. Her story wasn’t included in the Starr Report—but members of congress found out about it anyway, and had to decide how it would affect their vote on impeachment.  In the final episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh talks to Broaddrick, and to Lisa Myers, the NBC News reporter whose interview with Broaddrick became a cause célèbre during the impeachment trial. What does it mean that Broaddrick’s story has never really become a part of Bill Clinton’s?--Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.
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S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

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: Sep 26th, 2018

Today it’s conventional wisdom that all feminists hypocritically turned their backs on Monica Lewinsky. In fact, the scandal provoked an intense debate within the feminist movement about sex, power, and consent. For some, it was obvious that Clinton had victimized Lewinsky and needed to be thrown overboard. For others, it was just as obvious that the scandal was part of a political war in which Clinton was the good guy. In the seventh episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh excavates the arguments and ideas that divided liberals—and feminists in particular—at the height of the scandal. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers:Simplisafe. Start protecting your home today at simplisafe.com/slowburnAudible. Start a 30-day trial and get your first audiobook free at audible.com/slowburn
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S2 Ep. 6: God Mode

S2 Ep. 6: God Mode

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: Sep 19th, 2018

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S2 Ep. 5: Tell-All

S2 Ep. 5: Tell-All

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: Sep 12th, 2018

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. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: — First Man, in theaters October 12.— Simplisafe. Start protecting your home today and go to simplisafe.com/SLOWBURN
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S2 Ep. 4: Alone Together

S2 Ep. 4: Alone Together

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: Aug 29th, 2018

What happened between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky? Why did it happen? And what are we supposed to do about the fact that the whims and impulses of individual men can—and constantly do—alter the course of history? In the fourth episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh details Clinton and Lewinsky’s reckless affair. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence and run your business. Go to squarespace.com/slowburn to start a free trial and use promo code SLOWBURN for 10% off first purchase of a website or domain
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S2 Ep. 3: Cred

S2 Ep. 3: Cred

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: Aug 22nd, 2018

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.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.This episode is brought to you by Gobble, a meal kit delivery service bringing you easy-to-make gourmet meals. For $50 off your first your first box, go to gobble.com/SLOWBURN.
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S2 Ep. 2: There There

S2 Ep. 2: There There

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: Aug 15th, 2018

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?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
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S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal

S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal

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: 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 of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn Audible is the world's largest audiobook publisher. For a 30-day trial and a free audiobook, go to audible.com/slowburn
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Saturday Night

Saturday Night

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: Jan 16th, 2018

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.
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Rabbit Holes

Rabbit Holes

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: Jan 9th, 2018

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.
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True Believers

True Believers

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: Jan 2nd, 2018

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.
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Lie Detectors

Lie Detectors

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: Dec 19th, 2017

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
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A Very Successful Cover-Up

A Very Successful Cover-Up

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: Dec 12th, 2017

In the third episode of Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh looks at the indifference with which the public responded to the Watergate affair during the 1972 election campaign.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.
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The Defeat of Wright Patman

The Defeat of Wright Patman

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: 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 Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.
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Martha

Martha

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: 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 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.
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