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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    • 4.7, 17.5K 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.

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4.7 out of 5
17.5K Ratings

17.5K Ratings

lmxxii ,

Excellent!

Really excellent! It’s well made, entertaining, and very informative. This is perfect for both younger listeners who want to learn about the legacy of scandals and partisanship that led to where we are today, and for those who remember the events described and want to hear about what the media didn’t cover at the time, as well as a thorough analysis of the historical impact of the events. Great job!

Groupworker ,

Excellent

Enjoyed hearing the full story pulled together. Also, so disappointing to hear the extent of Clinton’s destructive behavior. This was a very fair overview, no matter your politics.

thereisnonicknamenottaken ,

Long form journalism at its best

The level of detail in both series makes this essentially a history lesson — with profound relevance for current affairs. As others have noted, the episode on feminism grappling with the Clinton impeachment is the best treatment of that subject (and its broader roots) to be found. Riveting, unflinching and respectful. But the first episode of season 1 on Martha Mitchell was also a real eye-opener. I remember at the time the media had caricatured her as a looney drunk. The truth is so much more interesting. Thank you Slate+ for supporting journalism of this quality, and Leon Neyfakh for doing justice to the complexity of the events.

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