Slow Burn

In 1992, a jury failed to convict the four Los Angeles police officers who'd been captured on videotape beating Rodney King. The city erupted into fire and chaos––the culmination of decades of unchecked police abuse and racial injustice.  For the sixth season of Slate’s Slow Burn, Joel Anderson returns to explore the people and events behind the biggest civil disturbance in American history––a story that’s still playing out today.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 43m. Bisher sind 80 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 5 hours 14 minutes


episode 8: Damages

How Rodney King and the city of Los Angeles tried to reckon with everything they’d suffered.



episode 7: Into Ashes

April 30 felt like the calm after the storm. Then the fires started burning again.


 2021-12-22  42m

episode 6: No Peace

After the verdicts, Los Angeles erupted into fire and chaos.


 2021-12-15  44m

episode 5: The System

The officers who beat Rodney King had been caught in the act. Why wasn’t that enough to secure a conviction?


 2021-12-08  44m

SB6 Extra: Leading Up to the Riots

A few excerpts from Season 6's Slate Plus interviews.


 2021-12-01  20m

episode 4: Glen

Rodney King woke up in a prison hospital to find himself at the center of the biggest story in the world.


 2021-11-24  38m

episode 3: The Chief

In the aftermath of the Rodney King beating, the city wanted Daryl Gates out. Gates had other plans.


 2021-11-17  48m

episode 2: No Justice

With the beating of Rodney King still on America’s TV screens, the killing of a teenager in South Central further inflamed the tension in Los Angeles’ Black neighborhoods.


 2021-11-10  49m

episode 1: The Tape

In 1991, a 68-second video set off a chain of events that would change Los Angeles forever.


 2021-11-03  43m

Season 6 Trailer

Coming November 3rd


 2021-10-26  2m