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. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 22 hours 48 minutes


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

episode 1: The Exile

Ahmad Chalabi spent decades trying to return to Baghdad. Thanks to the Americans’ war, he finally got his wish.


 2021-04-21  52m

Season 5 Trailer

Coming April 21st


 2021-04-15  2m

Introducing: I Spy

We're excited to introduce you to I Spy, a production of Foreign Policy. Each week on I Spy, a former intelligence operative from somewhere around the world tells the story of a single mission. They've featured guests from the CIA, Mossad, MI5, the KGB, and more. The host is three-time Emmy winner Margo Martindale, who played Claudia the KGB handler on FX’s hit show The Americans...


 2021-01-29  28m

What We Can Learn From 1991

A few excerpts from Season 4's bonus interviews, and a special Slow Burn announcement.


 2020-10-29  32m