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Slow Burn

A History, Society and Culture podcast featuring Leon Neyfakh
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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
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
Slate Presents: Charged | A True Punishment Story
For two and a half years, Emily Bazelon has been following people through a special court in New York designed to be a speedy machine for the harsh punishment of illegal gun possession. Along the way, a strange thing happened — the politics outside the courtroom started to change when a new generation of activists and insiders began challenging the old system the gun court was part of. Season 1 of Slate Presents brought you the story of Ruby Ridge, and Season 2 brings you a fight to transform one big-city justice system.Subscribe to Charged via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Overcast, RadioPublic, or wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slow Burn Live: The Kingdom and the Power
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

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Imaveganheathen reviewed this podcast on Sep 22nd, 2018
"This is a thoughtful deep dive into two of the most profound scandals in recent American History."
Gitte Malene Jensen reviewed this podcast on Jan 9th, 2019
"Very well researched show, and really interesting even to non-americans."
cabrian reviewed this podcast on Mar 3rd, 2018
"Despite being made by political liberals this is very good. "

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Started
Nov 17th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jun 4th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
28
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
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