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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.
||Slow Burn Live: The Kingdom and the Power||Hillary, Bill and Monica||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Slow Burn Live: Keyholes||What caused the impeachment of Bill Clinton?||28 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Standoff Ep. 1: Two Shotguns||Ruth Graham explores the ideologies and influences that led to the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge in 1992.||31 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 8: Move On||In 1998, Congress weighed whether Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusation against Bill Clinton was grounds for impeachment.||10 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Secret Tracks||Ken Starr, Linda Tripp, and others who had a ringside seat at the Clinton circus.||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows||Clinton’s enemies said his affair made him unfit to govern. What did his friends think?||26 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 6: God Mode||The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal sent the religious right into paroxysms of outrage. The rest of the country wasn’t convinced.||19 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 5: Tell-All||Linda Tripp exposed Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. What was she thinking?||12 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 4: Alone, Together||What really happened between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky?||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 3: Cred||Many accusations were launched against Bill Clinton. Only some of them stuck.||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 2: There There||The Clinton administration was mired in scandal from its very first days.||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S2 Ep. 1: Deal or No Deal||Season 2 of Slow Burn begins with the Clinton presidency hanging by a thread.||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Season 2 Trailer||The saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment is rich with forgotten characters, surprising subplots, and opportunities to reflect on just how much America has changed over the past 20 years. Whether you’re well-versed in the tale of Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, or you’re fuzzy on the details, this season of Slow Burn will take you further into the story than you’ve ever been.From its origins in the Whitewater real estate controversy, the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit, and the suicide of Vince Foster, Clinton’s near-removal from office was the culmination of a process that remains poorly understood—and continues to reverberate through our political system today.While Season I of Slow Burn captured what it was like to live through Watergate, Season II offers a fresh reexamination of the choices, circumstances, and manipulations that nearly destroyed the 42nd president and forever changed the life of a former White House intern.||23 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The RFK Tapes||A new podcast series that takes a new look at the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Live in New York||Trump, Watergate and Nixon's legacy||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Upon Further Review | What If Nixon Had Been Good At Football?||Football really mattered to Richard Nixon. Only one problem — he sucked at it.||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 8: Going South||How it all ended.||30 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Extra, Extra||Some excerpts from our bonus episodes||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 7: Saturday Night||The weekend it all fell apart.||16 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 6: Rabbit Holes||Watergate turned America into a nation of conspiracy theorists.||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 5: True Believers||Why did so many people stand with Richard Nixon for so long?||2 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 4: Lie Detectors||How Watergate became the greatest show on earth.||19 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 3: A Very Successful Cover-Up||Why did it take so long for people to care about Watergate?||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 2: The Defeat of Wright Patman||The first Watergate hearings didn't go so well.||5 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||S1 Ep. 1: Martha||Our eight-episode miniseries launches with the story of a woman who knew too much.||28 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Nov. 28||A podcast about Watergate.||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Tales of Slick Willie and Tricky Dicky
Love this fascinating series on the dirty machinations of presidential power. It’s carefully presented and thoroughly researched. Slow Burn is excellent at the sort of things that podcasts do best - with high production values, multiple voices and rich archive recordings.
These podcasts both on Clinton and Nixon are wonderful. They tread the fine balance between factual and fascinating. The interview with Linda Tripp is especially spellbinding. In this day and age, I would say both series are essential listening for anyone with an interest in US politics.
Not from the US but have loved this podcast. It adds so much colour and fascination to what is already a gripping story. The narrative and delivery is among the best I have heard; factual, evidence based, personal impacts and insight. Can you please do this podcast for some of the major UK political scandals?