Slow Burn
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 18,047 ratings
Fun Ride
Excellent piece of journalism and a really great intellectual journey full of fun twists and turns.
marinerjake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/18
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.
Drubh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/18
Season 2 (Clinton Impeachment) is very well produced and compelling. Much of it is an excellent overview of the political climate, the historical timeline, and some excellent detours into questions of power and feminism. But as the season progresses, the series begins to rely on what amounts to...
Thewiseacre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Recent Episodes
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. This episode...
Published 12/05/18
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. This episode is brought to you by...
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