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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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Introducing The Queen

Introducing The Queen

2019-06-0400:25:037

Linda Taylor was a con artist, a kidnapper, maybe even a murderer. She was also America’s original “welfare queen,” the villain Ronald Reagan needed to create a vision of a country being taken advantage of by its poorest citizens. In this new narrative mini-series, Josh Levin, one of the editors behind Slow Burn, reveals the never-before-told story of a woman whose singular life was forgotten in the rush to create a vicious American stereotype.This podcast is based on Josh Levin’s new book, The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A special edition of Slow Burn features Leon Neyfakh live on stage. In the second of two episodes, Leon was joined in by Emily Bazelon, Wesley Morris, Dan Savage, and Andi Zeisler to explore lingering questions about the Clinton legacy.  Plus, Clara Jeffery discusses Hillary Clinton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slow Burn Live: Keyholes

Slow Burn Live: Keyholes

2018-11-2800:54:5814

A special edition of Slow Burn features Leon Neyfakh live on stage. In the first of two episodes, Leon was joined in by Ruth Marcus and Rick Perlstein to explore lingering questions about the Clinton legacy.  Plus, a story from the season 2 cutting room floor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 Ep. 8: Move On

S2 Ep. 8: Move On

2018-10-1000:55:2841

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

Secret Tracks

2018-10-0300:29:4216

Every week, Slate Plus members get a special episode of Slow Burn in which Leon Neyfakh talks to people connected with the Clinton impeachment saga. This week, we’re presenting excerpts from those bonus episodes, featuring interviews with Linda Tripp, consultant Dick Morris, former acting solicitor general Walter Dellinger, and Dillon Teachout, an intern in the independent counsel’s office. Learn more about Slate Plus membership at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

2018-09-2600:45:1938

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 Ep. 6: God Mode

S2 Ep. 6: God Mode

2018-09-1900:47:2137

Some of the most withering criticism of Clinton came from a coalition of conservative activists whose political views were bound up with their faith. The influence of the Christian right within the Republican Party had been growing steadily since the Reagan years. When the Lewinsky story broke, the movement’s leaders pounced on it with righteous vigor.In the sixth episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh charts the religious right’s campaign against the president and how it failed.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 Ep. 5: Tell-All

S2 Ep. 5: Tell-All

2018-09-1200:46:0542

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 Ep. 4: Alone, Together

S2 Ep. 4: Alone, Together

2018-08-2900:39:4034

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S2 Ep. 3: Cred

S2 Ep. 3: Cred

2018-08-2200:39:5232

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

i am by no means a Clinton apologist, but this Linda Tripp person is a manipulative cunt. Monica was being manipulated by everyone around her

May 2nd
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mari arana

This was so interesting.

Mar 25th
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mari arana

200k is alot for me TODAY!

Mar 24th
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James Mayhorn

It's telling that there are STILL Nixon apologists. Great podcast.

Jan 24th
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Nada Clontz

I just cleaned my whole house because I didn't want to stop listening to season 2! Excellent research and production, well written and presented. Thank you for this great podcast! can't wait for what you do next.

Jan 11th
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Lloyd Higley

And history now shows Hillary was a phony

Jan 6th
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Lloyd Higley

Such hypocrites, if that would have been Bush, or Gingrich with an intern they would have all been screaming for their scalps.

Jan 6th
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Kalem Wedemyer

Lloyd Higley it doesn't. it's a response to your statement. They're all hypocrites when party comes first.

Jan 10th
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Bqueasy

Kalem Wedemyer throughout the series I kept thinking about Trump

Jan 9th
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Lloyd Higley

He's such a sleazyball

Jan 6th
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Lloyd Higley

So sweet, a love affair between Monica and Bill, so cute He is and was a PIG

Jan 6th
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Lloyd Higley

Awww the poor Clintons, so misunderstood

Jan 6th
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Lloyd Higley

Monica was a sleazy woman, period

Jan 6th
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Sham Bob

Lloyd Higley You're a sleazy woman-period.

May 23rd
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Debi Zahn

This series is so slanted as to be laughable. I'm done.

Dec 2nd
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Mama Bear

I suggest you go listen to all the shows MAE did on Vatican 2. Her research on that is bar none, all those same people are in HUGE positions now at the Vatican.

Nov 27th
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Gaurav Rai

one of the best podcasts I have heard!!

Nov 18th
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Daniel Meredith

Amazing and more relevant now than ever

Nov 13th
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Calm Eron

What next

Oct 31st
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Rich

Love this podcast! Well produced.

Oct 19th
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Joel Thomas

you cant leave us hanging like that! what about season 3 ?

Oct 11th
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Kendra A

Really enjoying Slow Burn

Oct 8th
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Will Vestal

Season 2 ads are quite excessive.

Oct 7th
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