27 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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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

4.7 out of 5
17.1K Ratings
17.1K Ratings
PJ Cricket ,

Very good

Great show. Season 1 taught me a lot as that happened before I was born. Season 2 I felt like the host’s feeling about ‘would I have felt differently when the story broke if I knew what I know now’ was a perfect summary of why I wanted to learn about that scandal. Just like the host I was in grade school when the Clinton scandal broke and I was also too young to fully form an opinion. I found the refresh, with todays understanding of power’s place in sexual misconduct, was very appropriate and I enjoyed the experience and appreciate the host’s point of view.

Jsoc211 ,

Fascinating well-researched narrative podcast

Brilliant show

Starfaced5 ,

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, then- despised, well, you"ll be justified in STILL despising with this further detail. Authors of this podcast have provided an index for this subject matter, and should be commended. Pass the podcast link to everyone. If he or she liked Serial, s/he will like this.

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