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?

http://slate.com/slowburn

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 43m. Bisher sind 70 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 22 hours 48 minutes

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Season 5 Trailer


Coming April 21st


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 2021-04-15  2m
 
 

episode 1: The Exile


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


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 2021-04-21  52m
 
 

episode 2: Terror


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


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 2021-04-28  47m
 
 

episode 3: Mushroom Clouds


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


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 2021-05-05  45m
 
 

episode 4: Fighting Words


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


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 2021-05-12  47m
 
 

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.


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 2021-05-26  48m
 
 

episode 6: Big, if True


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


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 2021-06-02  44m
 
 

episode 7: Judy


Judith Miller made the WMDs case in the New York Times. Does she still stand by her reporting?


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 2021-06-09  50m
 
 

episode 8: Shock and Awe


Who’s most responsible for the failures of post-war Iraq?


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 2021-06-16  45m
 
 
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