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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 19,602 ratings
Say Wha????????
I had no idea. Thanks for this podcast and the Nixon one. Corruption and bad decisions fall equally on everyone’s shoulders, regardless of politics. We as a people need to do better at holding our officials on both sides accountable. Thanks for these eyeopening informative and very interesting...Read full review »
micahgaleg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/19
So fascinating!
This series is so well-done and riveting. So many things I didn’t know and so much detail. I love this podcast!
Tessiferd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/19
Well done
At first I thought, oh no, this again. Have a listen though, the stories will pull you right in. This is like a hefty coffee table book, with an index, and lots of (mind) pictures to gaze upon. Guaranteed that some people you thought villainous at the time, turn out somewhat heroic. Some people,...Read full review »
Starfaced5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/19
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