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 70 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 22 hours 48 minutes


episode 1: Against the World

On the first episode of Slow Burn’s third season: How a violent robbery severed Tupac’s friendship with Biggie Smalls and sparked a bicoastal beef that consumed the world of hip-hop. In November 1994, while on trial for sexual abuse, Tupac Shakur is shot five times in a New York recording studio. In the aftermath, he starts to suspect that his erstwhile friend Christopher Wallace, better known as Biggie Smalls, might be involved...


 2019-10-30  32m

Season 3 Trailer

Coming Oct. 30


 2019-10-24  3m

Introducing The Queen

Linda Taylor was a con artist, a kidnapper, maybe even a murderer. She was also America’s original “welfare queen,” the villain Ronald Reagan needed to create a vision of a country being taken advantage of by its poorest citizens. In this new narrative mini-series, Josh Levin, one of the editors behind Slow Burn, reveals the never-before-told story of a woman whose singular life was forgotten in the rush to create a vicious American stereotype...


 2019-06-04  24m

Slate Presents: Charged | A True Punishment Story

For two and a half years, Emily Bazelon has been following people through a special court in New York designed to be a speedy machine for the harsh punishment of illegal gun possession. Along the way, a strange thing happened — the politics outside the courtroom started to change when a new generation of activists and insiders began challenging the old system the gun court was part of...


 2019-04-17  29m

 2018-12-05  53m

Slow Burn Live: Keyholes

What caused the impeachment of Bill Clinton?


 2018-11-28  55m

Standoff Ep. 1: Two Shotguns

Ruth Graham explores the ideologies and influences that led to the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge in 1992.


 2018-10-31  32m

episode 8: S2 Ep. 8: Move On

In 1998, Congress weighed whether Juanita Broaddrick’s rape accusation against Bill Clinton was grounds for impeachment.


 2018-10-10  57m

Secret Tracks

Ken Starr, Linda Tripp, and others who had a ringside seat at the Clinton circus.


 2018-10-03  32m

episode 7: S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

Clinton’s enemies said his affair made him unfit to govern. What did his friends think?


 2018-09-26  47m