Slow Burn

In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq without provocation. Most Americans supported the war—as did most politicians and intellectuals, both liberal and conservative. Today, it’s universally considered a disaster.Hosted by award-winning reporter Noreen Malone, the fifth season of Slow Burn explores the people and ideas that propelled the country into the Iraq War, and the institutions that failed to stop it. How did the Iraq catastrophe happen? And what was it like to watch America make one of its most consequential mistakes?

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 43m. Bisher sind 70 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 22 hours 48 minutes


One Year: Jesus on a Tortilla

How a burn mark in the shape of Christ changed a family.


 2021-08-20  55m

One Year: Roots: The Saga of Alex Haley

The author who changed America—and ignited a controversy about fact and fiction.


 2021-08-12  57m

One Year: Mr. Marijuana and the Drug Czar

Keith Stroup and Peter Bourne were on the verge of changing America’s pot laws—and then a blowout Christmas party in 1977 changed everything.


 2021-08-10  50m

One Year: Elvis, the Pledge, and Extraterrestrials

Three stories from a single day in August 1977.


 2021-08-05  59m

One Year: The Miracle Cure

Medical experts said the cancer drug Laetrile was dangerous quackery. It became a national sensation anyway.


 2021-08-02  1h2m

One Year: Mary Shane's Rookie Season

The little-known story of the first woman hired as a legitimate major-league baseball announcer.


 2021-07-29  54m

Decoder Ring: The Sign Painter

From the new season of Slate's documentary culture podcast, Decoder Ring.


 2021-07-22  1h2m

One Year: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights

Introducing One Year, a new podcast from Slate.


 2021-07-09  1h5m

episode 8: Shock and Awe

Who’s most responsible for the failures of post-war Iraq?


 2021-06-16  45m

episode 7: Judy

Judith Miller made the WMDs case in the New York Times. Does she still stand by her reporting?


 2021-06-09  50m