Slow Burn

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a white supremacist became an American political phenomenon. David Duke’s rise to power and prominence—his election to the Louisiana legislature, and then his campaigns for the U.S. Senate and the governorship—was an existential crisis for the state and the nation. The fourth season of Slate’s Slow Burn will explore how a Nazi sympathizer and former Klansman fashioned himself into a mainstream figure, and why some voters came to embrace his message. It will also examine how activists, journalists, and ordinary citizens confronted Duke’s candidacy, and what it took to stop him.

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episode 4: A Silent Army

What message did David Duke’s voters send to everyone else in Louisiana?



Cold Call

What I learned from a child journalist’s interview with David Duke--and why I’m not interviewing him myself.



episode 3: The Nazi and the Republicans

The woman who tried to stop David Duke, and the GOP officials who accommodated him.



episode 2: Robe and Ritual

How David Duke used the Ku Klux Klan to sell his message, and himself.



episode 1: White Knight

The year that David Duke, America’s most famous white supremacist, went mainstream.


 2020-06-10  48m

Season 4 Trailer

Coming June 10th


 2020-06-08  2m

episode 9: Slow Burn 3 Live: Party & Bullshit

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2020-03-18  53m

Announcement: Slow Burn's Watergate Season on TV

Slow Burn's first season is now a TV docu-series, premiering Feb. 16 on Epix.


 2020-02-14  0m

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...


 2019-12-27  51m

Got a Story to Tell

Listen to the some of the extended interviews and stories we couldn't fit into this season.


 2019-12-20  51m