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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 22 hours 48 minutes


episode 6: A Concerned Citizen

David Duke nearly became the governor of Louisiana. What did it take to stop him?


 2020-07-22  1h0m

episode 5: The Road to Hell

The 1991 Louisiana governor’s race turned into a battle over what the state was, and what it should be.


 2020-07-15  50m

episode 4: A Silent Army

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


 2020-07-08  50m

Cold Call

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


 2020-07-01  25m

episode 3: The Nazi and the Republicans

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


 2020-06-24  54m

episode 2: Robe and Ritual

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


 2020-06-17  50m

episode 1: White Knight

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


 2020-06-10  49m

Season 4 Trailer

Coming June 10th


 2020-06-08  4m

episode 9: S3 Live: Party & Bullshit

Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn every season, plus zero ads. Sign up now to listen and support the show. 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  54m

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  1m