24 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 817 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
817 Ratings

817 Ratings

Captain Moderate ,

The Definitive Exploration of 2 Impeachments

Fabulous, in depth investigation of Watergate and then the Clinton impeachment. Enlightening, important, and surprisingly engaging even to the non political junkie. The extra material under Slate Prime (or whatever its called) is well worth the extra fee. But the main material (the free stuff) is comprehensive and satisfying. If you are at all interested in learning about these periods of American political history, this show is at once the most accessible, interesting, and deeply informative source.

J. Oatmon ,

So great!

I wish there were more podcasts that had the gravitas and swagger of this one.

Content Traveller ,

Not for new audiences

As a first time listener, hosts came across as mysteriously self-important. They struck a “dudes talking about flicks in the basement” self-aggrandizing tone. Fairly myopic.

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