38 episodes

In its first two seasons, Slow Burn looked back at two of the biggest stories of the late 20th century—the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Season three of the show tackles another: the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

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    • 4.7, 19.9K Ratings

In its first two seasons, Slow Burn looked back at two of the biggest stories of the late 20th century—the Watergate scandal and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Season three of the show tackles another: the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

    S3 Live: Party & B******t

    S3 Live: Party & B******t

    Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn every season, plus zero ads. Sign up now to listen and support the show.
    A special edition of Slow Burn features Joel Anderson live on stage, with legendary producers Nashiem Myrick and Easy Moe Bee, and Reverend Conrad Tillard, known in the 90s as "The Hip Hop Minister." Plus, a story from the season 3 cutting room floor.  
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    • 53 min
    Announcement: Slow Burn's Watergate Season on TV

    Announcement: Slow Burn's Watergate Season on TV

    Slow Burn's Watergate season is now a TV docu-series, premiering Feb. 16 on Epix. Read more about it in this interview with host Leon Neyfakh.
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    • 41 sec
    Introducing: Broken Record

    Introducing: Broken Record

    Hey Slow Burn listeners. We have something special for you this week. It's an episode of Broken Record, a music podcast from Pushkin Industries, co-hosted by Malcolm Gladwell and music producer Rick Rubin. In the episode, Malcolm and Rick talk to Questlove about his memories of the MOVE police bombing in Philly, the music of his childhood, and Quest gets behind the drums to show the evolution of his playing. 
    Being the music lover he is, Questlove can't help but turn the tables to ask Rick about his own Hip Hop history: working on the Beastie Boys' first album, License to Ill, and LL Cool J's first album, Radio. Then it all culminates in one of the best Obama stories ever. You can subscribe to Broken Record wherever you get your podcasts, and see some amazing studio session photos on Instagram, @TheBrokenRecordPod.
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    • 51 min
    S3 Epilogue: Got a Story to Tell

    S3 Epilogue: Got a Story to Tell

    Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. This is a preview of the bonus episodes released this season:—interviews with Slow Burn host Joel Anderson and producer Christopher Johnson about the making of the series, and extended interviews they conducted with Tupac's attorney Shawn Holley, hip-hop journalist Matty C, and Biggie biographer Cheo Hodari Coker.
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    • 51 min
    S3 Ep. 8: Dead Wrong

    S3 Ep. 8: Dead Wrong

    Questions have swirled around the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls ever since their deaths. Who killed them, and why? How come no one was ever charged in either case? Is Tupac still alive and hiding out somewhere?
    On the final episode of the season, we look at the investigations into the deaths of two rap legends and the competing theories of their cases. We also explore their enormous legacies, and what hip-hop lost when they died.
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    • 39 min
    S3 Ep. 7: To Live and Die in LA

    S3 Ep. 7: To Live and Die in LA

    In this week's episode: After Tupac’s murder: Revenge killings in Compton, a day of atonement in Harlem, and Biggie Smalls risks everything by going back to Cali.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19.9K Ratings

19.9K Ratings

carimama ,

Best podcast ever

Slate does a fantastic job of approaching each topic from various perspectives. It is rare to find an investigative reporting piece that doesn’t try to convey a listener to lean toward their perspective. The Slow Burn podcast does a marvelous job at making you really think about each angle considered. I’m curious to find out what season four will dive into.

train^wreck ,

Season 3 ok but not as good

I LOVED seasons 1 & 2, and I enjoyed season 3 for the first chunk of it. I agree with the other reviews that the content felt short with too many ad breaks, especially in later episodes, but the content that was there was still interesting. I don’t agree with negative reviews citing the narrator, I thought he was fine. All seasons worth listening to

Claire1722 ,

First two seasons - amazing! Third season, meh

The first two were so good; well-researched, consistently done, excellent pacing, suspenseful narration. The third, not as good. The content is amazing - I grew up with Tupac and Biggie so I was excited to hear Slate’s take on it. Unfortunately it was much less enjoyable thanks to the narrator. He has an awkward way of speaking and keeps unnecessarily saying “let’s take a quick break” but then immediately continuing with the podcast. I kept wishing Leon was still narrating this season.

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