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 39m. Bisher sind 64 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 17 hours 8 minutes


Decoder Ring: The Sign Painter

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



One Year: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights

Introducing One Year, a new podcast from Slate.



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

episode 6: Big, if True

Why the U.S. relied on faulty intelligence from a man code-named Curveball.


 2021-06-02  44m

episode 5: Four Dicks (and Vice President Cheney)

The men named Richard who helped determine whether the U.S. would go to war in Iraq.


 2021-05-26  48m

S5 Extra: More on the Road to Iraq

A few excerpts from Season 5's Slate Plus interviews.


 2021-05-19  17m

episode 4: Fighting Words

Intellectuals on the right and left found themselves on the same side in the debate over Iraq.


 2021-05-12  47m

episode 3: Mushroom Clouds

How weapons of mass destruction became the Bush administration’s rallying cry for war.


 2021-05-05  45m

episode 2: Terror

How the anthrax attacks of 2001 fueled a coming war with Iraq.


 2021-04-28  47m